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Client Profile – Marisa and Miles – Farmington

Marisa and Miles discovered the Free State Project in 2015 while they were living in Nevada. After lengthy conversations and researching other locations (Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming were on the list), they visited New Hampshire in 2018 and solidified their decision to move to the Free State. Establishing a deadline of summer 2020 to make the move, they…

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PorcFest 2022 Schedule

PorcFest 2022 Schedule If this is your first time attending PorcFest, you won’t want to miss our All You Ever Wanted to Know About Attending PorcFest webinar: Tuesday, June 21st 10 am – Tiny Home Living in New Hampshire What does it take to live in a tiny home? Is it right for you? Advice and experiences from people who…

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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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Everything You Need to Get Pre-Approved: A Checklist

If you’re thinking about buying a home, it’s imperative that you get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start your search. While getting pre-approved can be tedious, it is a critical step that allows you to be ready to jump on making an offer as soon as you find the home of your dreams. It also serves to let the…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Pre-Approval Process

You might have heard the words “pre-approval” before, especially if you’ve just started your home search. What, exactly, is a pre-approval, and why do you need it? Below, we will answer some common questions about being pre-approved. What is a pre-approval? Getting pre-approved means that a lender lets you know the maximum price you can spend on a home, based…

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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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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 to look…

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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 to sell your home on your own, you may lose out on some potential profit by not fully understanding the…

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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 recently.…

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