Porcupine Real Estate Blog

Read our blog for fun anecdotes and helpful information about life and real estate. We’d love to add you to our email list for updates; drop us a line!

Client Profile: Mike & Debbie – Manchester

Porcupine Real Estate clients Mike & Debbie had been entertaining the idea of moving to the Free State for a few years.  Mike’s best friend & Army buddy, Jess Edwards, had been sending him information on the Free State Project and reasons why they should make the move. After reading more about the FSP and talking with Jess, Mike &…

Read More

Client Profile: Russell and Heather – Weare

Russell & Heather were anxious to escape New York because of the crushing taxes and were excited to move to New Hampshire to be a part of the Free State Project. Russell’s job is location-independent, but he needed to be close to either the Manchester or Boston airport. The couple chose to settle in Weare because they loved its rural…

Read More

Thinking of selling your home? Don’t make these pricing mistakes!

When selling your home, it is imperative to price your home correctly. Price it too low, and you’ll lose out on maximizing profits; price it too high and the listing will become stale and lose momentum. Some of the factors that influence market value: – Is housing inventory low? – Are mortgage rates low? Are they rising? – What are…

Read More

How to Become an Expert Homebuyer

As a homebuyer, entering the real estate market with insights into what it takes to find the perfect house is essential. Becoming an expert homebuyer, however, may seem impossible at times. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to make your homeownership dreams come true. What does it take to become an…

Read More

Why Maintain Your Home’s Curb Appeal When Looking to Sell

Curb appeal may very well be one of the most important aspects of a home to spruce up when selling. Why is that? Quite simply, it’s all about first impressions. Whether it be an open house or an individual showing, the outside of a house is the first thing a homebuyer physically sees. And it’s their first impression of your…

Read More

Client Profile: Josh & Kat – Newport

When Joshua and Kat were considering moving from Iowa to the Northeast, their decision was between Vermont and New Hampshire. New Hampshire finally won in the end, due to its natural beauty, proximity to family & work, and its more favorable political environment. Starting their search from afar, Josh & Kat contacted Porcupine Real Estate about a year prior to…

Read More

Tips for Making a Small Bedroom Feel Large

Maximizing space in a smaller bedroom and making that room look and feel larger isn’t impossible. These tips won’t break the bank or drain months of your time. Here are a few tips to make your small bedroom feel larger: Paint: Use paint colors to your advantage. Light, cool colors and light, cool-toned colors are the best for making your…

Read More

Client Profile: BJ & Joslyn – Nottingham

Client Profile – BJ & Joslyn – Nottingham BJ & Joslyn first learned about the Free State Project during the 2012 Ron Paul campaign. Joslyn’s attention was captured and she began researching all the aspects of New Hampshire, the FSP, and other intentional libertarian communities. BJ was skeptical at first, mostly because of Joslyn’s extreme dislike for cold weather. Fast forward…

Read More

Finding a Winter Rental in New Hampshire

Finding a Winter Rental in New Hampshire Guest post by Molly Smith  My husband Rob and I decided many years ago that we needed to get out of California. We wanted a better place to raise our kids, a place that showcased some sort of fiscal responsibility and common sense, and a place where we might find some like-minded folks…

Read More

Why Your Credit Score Matters When Buying A Home

Your credit score is a 3-digit number that can have a huge impact on many things that you hope to accomplish in your life. One of the biggest reasons that you need a good credit score is for buying a home. As many people rely on credit cards to fund their expenses, they consequently end up in debt. This doesn’t…

Read More