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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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Coronavirus Mortgage Relief: The Facts

Mortgage lenders, and the federal agencies that regulate lenders, are putting coronavirus mortgage relief measures in place to ensure homeowners have options if they’re unable to make payments. What do you do if you need to take advantage of these relief measures? Well, your first stop should be your lender or bank. It’s important to keep in mind that this…

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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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What You Need to Know: Septic Systems

Are you thinking of buying a home with a septic system? Septic systems are common in the suburbs and more rural areas where municipal sewers are not available. So what is a septic system? It is a self-contained, underground wastewater treatment system. It consists of a septic tank and a drainage system. The septic tank is a large, watertight container.…

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Should You File a Property Tax Abatement Application?

While nobody likes paying property taxes, there’s no way around it for homeowners. In New Hampshire, there is a process by which you can challenge your property tax assessment, known as the “abatement” process. The tax abatement application must be submitted to your town/city by March 1st. If you think your house is disproportionately assessed at a value much higher than the assessments of…

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One year in New Hampshire!

One year in New Hampshire! We have clients who move to New Hampshire from all over the country, and we often get asked what it’s like to live here. We came across a post from a friend of ours, and are reposting it with his permission because, well, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Thanks to Robert for permission…

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Homeschooling in New Hampshire

Several of our clients are homeschooling families, and we often get asked about the homeschooling community in New Hampshire. The good news is that it’s fairly easy to homeschool here, and the many homeschool groups and pro-freedom State Representatives ensure that it stays that way. Our homeschooling expert and Team Porcupine Real Estate marketing manager, Amy Lowe, lived in Weare and…

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New Hampshire’s White Mountains with Kids

A trip to the White Mountains is wonderful any time of the year. Below are some of our favorite things to do there with young kids: Storyland is a fairytale-themed amusement park in Glen, NH. There are lots of rides for your child, some of which parents can go on, too, and Cinderella and Tinkerbell may make an appearance. Plenty of…

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Driveways: Gravel vs Asphalt

Two of the most common driveway types in New Hampshire are gravel & asphalt. What’s the difference? – Lifespan – Asphalt will last long over twelve years, while gravel will last about ten years if maintained well. – Maintenance – Asphalt requires maintenance, and it is recommended that a seal coating be applied every two years to ensure that cracks…

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