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Where Our Clients Moved From

Porcupine Real Estate’s clients have moved to New Hampshire from all over the world! Here’s a sampling of some of the states and countries where our clients lived prior to becoming Free Staters.

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The Pros and Cons of New Construction

The housing market has been tight over the last few years, and finding a home that meets your needs can be a frustrating experience. Several of our clients have opted to take the new construction route so they can get exactly what they want in a location of their choosing. Buying new construction isn’t without its pros and cons, though.…

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Porcupine Real Estate’s Get to Know New Hampshire Weekend – October 7-10, 2022

Want to experience New Hampshire like a local? Join other prospective movers, their families, and FSP movers October 7-10th. We’ll have activities for everyone, from adults to families. Registration & Volunteers Please fill out the form to indicate your interest in participating or if you’re in New Hampshire and want to help out or host an event. Cost There is…

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The Current Use Program in New Hampshire

For many Free Staters, one of the most important features when looking for a home in New Hampshire is acreage. But the downside of all that peace and space to roam can be a burdensome property tax bill. But New Hampshire has a way to save on taxes if you own more than 10 acres: “current use.” What is “current…

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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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