Porcupine Real Estate Blog

Posted on 06/15/2021
Your Home Hub at PorcFest Schedule
It's almost time for PorcFest! We can't wait to see all of our friends and clients in a few days! Make sure to stop by the Your Home by Porcupine Real Estate tent on the field to say hi to Mark, Constance, Diane, Franz, and Michael. We'll also be busy hosting panels and talks, so check out our...
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Posted on 02/16/2021
Things Your Listing Agent Should Never Do
Now is a great time to list your home for sale. But beware: not all listing agents are created equally. We've created a list of the biggest mistakes agents make when listing homes: 1. Not pricing your home competitively - It may sound like a good idea to price your home low so you can get multiple offers,...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
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...
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Posted on 01/29/2021
Thinking of building? Read this first
We've lost count of the number of times we've gotten an email from someone wanting to move to New Hampshire and buy land. While we heartily endorse the idea of property ownership, there are some important considerations worth sharing for folks heading down this path. Financing: typically banks lend only up to 50-70% of the purchase price on...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
Buying Investment Property Versus 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...
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Posted on 07/27/2020
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...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
How to Evaluate Multiple Offers for Your Home
We are in the midst of a hot sellers' market and many sellers are finding themselves with multiple offers. So, how can you decide which offer is best? Our agents at Porcupine Real Estate use their expertise and years of knowledge to help you determine which offer to consider. Some of the criteria we encourage you to consider...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Multiple Offers: Should You Worry?
Months of searching, attending open houses, and viewing available homes finally paid off. You’ve found the perfect property in a nice neighborhood for a fair price. You’re ready to make an offer. Then it happens: you get the dreaded call from your agent telling you there are multiple offers on the property. Now what? Reasons for Multiple Offers...
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Posted on 06/11/2020
All You Ever Wanted to Know about Appraisals - Buyer Edition
While you might have a long list of things you appreciate about your new home, your lender may not agree. They don't care if it has a pizza oven, or jacuzzi tub, or patio that is perfect for outdoor gatherings. They do care if the home you are buying is worth what you're paying. If there is ever...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
All You Ever Wanted to Know about Appraisals - Seller Edition
If the buyer of your home is financing the purchase, chances are good that their lender will require an appraisal. Understanding how appraisals work will prepare you for the process and help you achieve a quick sale. An appraisal is an opinion of the value of your home based on what comparable homes in your city/town have sold for...
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Posted on 05/15/2020
Should You Sell Your Home without an Agent?
If you're thinking of selling your home, you may have considered trying to sell it without a real estate agent. Why should you pay an agent for work when you can do it yourself? Well, while you might be able sell your home on your own, you may lose out on some potential profit by not fully understanding...
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Posted on 05/14/2020
A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection
Selling a home can be quite a process. First come the negotiations. Then comes the inspection. Then comes the financing commitment. Sandwiched in the middle, the inspection is usually a contingency to the offer, meaning the buyer can back out of the contract based on problems discovered. The Process The purpose of the inspection is for the inspector...
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