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Is New Hampshire an Investor-Friendly State for Landlords?

Overall, the answer is yes! Compared to many states, especially Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California, and Rhode Island, your property rights as an owner of rental property are fairly well protected in the Granite State. [With temporary exceptions per COVID-19 Emergency Orders.] Here you’ll enjoy better cap rates and ROI and a more business-friendly environment than most places. In 2021, occupancy rates are close…

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Porcupine Real Estate in the News

In the News Porcupine Real Estate In the News Slate.com Placemakers Episode 15: Live Free or Die (Porcupine Real Estate mentioned around 12:00) The Feed Grassroots America (Porcupine Real Estate & The Free State Project at 20:35) Financial Times The homebuyers aiming to make New Hampshire a Libertarian utopia Freakonomics Radio: Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian (Free State Project starts at 19:30,…

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Why People Pick New Hampshire

We all know that New Hampshire is the Free State. But, when faced with moving to a new state, why, exactly, do people pick New Hampshire? Here are some reasons from movers to the Free State: great community and economy New Hampshire’s aesthetics and the state’s laws everyone is very friendly no income tax or sales tax income-earning potential was…

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Buying Investment Property vs a Primary Residence

Buying an investment property can be a good financial move. There are some differences between buying a primary residence and investment property, though. Obtaining a Mortgage In nearly all cases, mortgage rates for investment properties are higher than when you buy a primary residence. The reason for this is that lenders tend to view an investment property as a riskier…

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Investing 101: What to Consider When Buying an Investment Property

Investing in real estate is not just for wealthy individuals. In fact, starting a real estate investment portfolio is often the best way to build your own source of passive income and long-term wealth. And the best part? You don’t have to be independently wealthy to do it. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of our most…

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Client Profile – Ed & Ellen – Jaffrey

Searching for more personal and political freedom, Ed & Ellen decided to take the plunge and move from Connecticut to the Free State. While searching for just the right property, they fell in love with the town of Jaffrey, and purchased a restored Colonial farmhouse with lots of land to hike, garden, and enjoy. Why did you move to New…

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Client Profile – Harry & Andrea – Deerfield

Hailing from New York, Harry and Andrea decided to make the move to the Free State so they could be with other like-minded individuals who value personal freedom and personal responsibility. Harry and Andrea really liked the grassroots movement within NH to restore liberty, and also liked that the NH government allows for meaningful citizen involvement. In addition to political…

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Client Profile – Angela & Emmett – Barnstead

Client Profile: Angela & Emmett – Barnstead Angela and Emmett Harris had no idea that a trip to PorcFest in 2011 would be a life-changing event, but it was just that. They were familiar with the Free State Project prior to attending, but PorcFest gave them a glimpse of how a free community could operate. By the end of their second day…

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Client Profile – Katie – Fitzwilliam

After hearing about the Free State Project in 2011, Katie made the move to New Hampshire in early 2013. Her first two years were spent living in rural Fitzwilliam, where she operated the Stone Farm bed and breakfast. Her new home is located within walking distance of Fitzwilliam’s town center, and the bed and breakfast has been renamed Stone Manor.…

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Client Profile – Darlene & Jennifer – Pembroke

Darlene Forshee and Jennifer Berman are committed to helping people live a healthy lifestyle. Their business “The Healthy Porcupine” was born from that commitment and drive. Early movers from New Jersey, Darlene and Jennifer currently live in Pembroke and sell their natural soaps and beauty products around the state. “We believe in building a strong local economy-that’s one of the…

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