Porcupine Real Estate


Posted by Mark Warden on 2/8/2017

Porcupine Real Estate client Dale is an owner-occupant investor who owns and lives in a multi-family property in Manchester. 

Manchester appealed to Dale because he liked the convenience and options that a bigger city like Manchester or Concord offers. His 3-family home has allowed him to support himself for several years. As Dale explains, "Though I don't have a high income, I have been able to keep my expenses low by living in my own property and avoiding debt."

Dale has some suggestions for those just starting out in property investment:

  • Consider using a property manager. Dale waited to find one, and regrets not finding one earlier.
  • Screen tenants thoroughly. According to Dale, "A problem tenant can be a source of a lot of work and anxiety in addition to any financial losses."
While Dale doesn't have any immediate plans to add additional properties to his portfolio, he would consider it if the right opportunity came along.

For more information on investing in property in New Hampshire, contact us.




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Posted by Mark Warden on 1/10/2017

Carla moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project and to be with her beloved, Shem. She fell in love with not only the area, but also Granite Staters' warm welcome. "I adore the way most folks I have met are so warm and friendly. I notice the difference and miss it when returning to Boston for a visit." 


Carla, who is studying to be a health coach through the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition course, recently decided to buy a home after renting for a few years. She found a waterfront home that was just that she was looking for in Unity, on Crescent Lake. "I wasn’t particular about a specific town; looking for a special house was the priority. I believe the name suits me because it’s how I would like to see humans live, in unity." 

Carla loves all that Unity has to offer to help her get acclimated and feel a part of the community, from the lake's association that offers group activities to a homeschool-friendly CSA which offers potlucks, food for sale that is locally grown, and art classes, among other things.

As she was searching for her house, Carla came across a quote that really spoke to her. As she explains, "Thomas Moore writes about, '… concrete decisions of everyday life that day by day either support or disturb the soul.' I believe that deciding to live at Panta rhei ('Everything flows' - a name which I found in one of Mr. Moore’s books), very much supports my soul. It’s interesting that the author hosts workshops all over the world, talking about the importance of one's surroundings, and he chose to make NH his home."

Welcome home, Carla. 




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Posted by Mark Warden on 12/8/2016

Becky & Adam moved to New Hampshire from California four years ago to be a part of the Free State Project. Adam works remotely as a software engineer, so moving to New Hampshire wouldn't require finding a new job.

They rented for a bit in Manchester and then in Greenland, and decided that the Seacoast would be the best fit for them. Becky explains, "We wanted to stay in the Seacoast, close to our community of friends, and we ended up in Dover because we found a house we loved! The "Freecoast" is beautiful and has a ton of resources for kids and families; I don’t really think you can go wrong with any of the towns in the region."

Since moving to New Hampshire, Becky, a stay at home mom to a 15-month-old and 3-year-old, started a Facebook group for “Future Seacoast Homeschoolers,” to help connect parents of pre-school aged kids who plan on homeschooling. The group has grown to 150 members and their weekly meetups often draw about a dozen families. According to Becky, "Homeschooling is incredibly popular in New Hampshire. I’m very excited for our kids to grow and learn in such a thriving and positive environment."

Becky, Adam and the kids are enjoying all that Dover has to offer, but especially enjoy all that the downtown has to offer: Flight Coffee Co with its New Hampshire-roasted coffee, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the kids’ room at the Dover Library.

Welcome home, Becky & Adam!




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Posted by Mark Warden on 11/10/2016

New movers from Louisiana, Forrest & Callie moved to New Hampshire in search of a private, quieter & more rural area where they can enjoy hobbies like hiking & target shooting. The couple has dogs, and wanted space for their pooches to run and play.


Forrest, an optimization, data mining and software development consultant, and Callie, a former high school biology teacher, purchased a house they loved in the Seacoast. "We chose Hampton Falls because it was convenient to Portsmouth and the coast, as well as Boston, but rural and remote-feeling." The area is also appealing because of its promising maker-spaces and collaborative software development groups. And Forrest, who plays guitar, is looking forward to connecting with other musicians in the area.

Now that they are living here, they find that they love how beautiful the state is and how friendly the people are. And the location is the perfect fit for them: "We live next to an apple orchard that has a farm-to-table cafe. Down the street from our house, and across a covered bridge, there is a farm that sells grass fed beef and pasture raised chicken eggs. It is a beautiful area."

Now that they are in the Freecoast, New Hampshire, Forrest and Callie are planning to help with jury outreach and are excited about New Hampshire's stance on fully-informed jury rights. 

Welcome home, Forrest & Callie!




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Posted by Mark Warden on 10/7/2016

New movers and Free State Project signers Trevor & Melissa knew they wanted to get out of the San Francisco Bay area. The area was much too crowded, and they were looking for a family-friendly place to raise their three children.

Trevor, who works for a tech company, and Melissa, a homeschooling mom, decided to look at properties in Concord. The area's central location, nice community, shopping, and downtown really appealed to them. 

Now that they're in New Hampshire, Trevor is working on building a studio for rehearsing and recording music and producing podcasts. "I'm looking forward to playing music with other musicians in the area once it's up and running." 

Welcome home, Trevor, Melissa & family!




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