Tag: Buying

How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal
Posted on 02/20/2020
How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal
A house needs to be sold three times when it is on the market. First it needs to be sold to other agents so they will want to show and sell the home. Second it needs to be sold to buyers and lastly to the appraiser. Even if the buyer is willing to pay a certain price for...
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Do I Need a Home Inspection?
Posted on 02/20/2020
Do I Need a Home Inspection?
When you are buying a home the costs really add up and you may start thinking about where you can save money. One expense that buyers may be tempted to skip is the home inspection. But, take it from us, a home inspection has saved many buyers money in the long-run. How? Well, a home inspection is an...
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Client Profile - Margot & Bradley - Epsom
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Margot & Bradley - Epsom
Free State Project early movers & Team Porcupine Real Estate clients Bradley & Margot Keyes purchased an idyllic cottage on a lake a few years ago, and haven't looked back. The cottage, their first investment property, was appealing because of its location (only five minutes from their home), and its size (a small ranch). Margot, an NRA pistol...
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Should You File a Property Tax Abatement Application?
Posted on 02/20/2020
Should You File a Property Tax Abatement Application?
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...
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Foreclosure Beware
Posted on 02/20/2020
Foreclosure Beware
Many buyers are excited by the idea of getting a deal on a foreclosure, but with foreclosures, it's often buyer beware. Here are our top tips when considering foreclosed properties: No seller property disclosures available Bank is not willing to make repairs or offer closing cost assistance Missing or damaged appliances Improper winterization, resulting in burst pipes. HVAC...
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Now is a Great Time to Invest in a Rental Property
Posted on 02/20/2020
Now is a Great Time to Invest in a Rental Property
With low home prices and low interest rates, now is a great time to consider investing in real estate. An investment purchase is different than your typical single family home purchase. Here are some tips if you're considering making the move to real estate investor: Have a strategy. What kind of investor do you want to be? Do...
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Home styles in New Hampshire
Posted on 02/20/2020
Home styles in New Hampshire
Many buyers new to New Hampshire are unfamiliar with the style of homes available. Below are some of the more common styles you'll see here: Cape Cod - The traditional Cape Cod is characterized by its steeped, pitched roof and chimney. It’s typically a story and a half high, but some houses have converted the attic area into...
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Porcupine Real Estate Completes First Bitcoin-Only Transaction in New Hampshire
Posted on 02/19/2020
Porcupine Real Estate Completes First Bitcoin-Only Transaction in New Hampshire
Manchester, NH, March 6, 2018 - New Hampshire real estate broker Mark Warden of Porcupine Real Estate recently completed the state's first-ever real estate transaction entirely in Bitcoin. Warden, an early adopter of the cryptocurrency, was one of the first political candidates in the country to accept bitcoin donations during a state legislative run back in 2012. Since...
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