Porcupine Real Estate Blog

Posted on 04/17/2020
Thinking of buying? Lenders just raised the bar on lending requirements for borrowers
The novel coronavirus found a new way to disrupt lives: starting this week, home buyers applying for a new mortgage with JP Morgan, the nation’s fourth largest mortgage lender, will need a credit score of at least 700 and will have to make a down payment equal to 20% of the home’s value. This is just one lender's...
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Posted on 04/06/2020
Best Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Selling
Image by Hermann Schmider from Pixabay Are you planning to sell your home soon? Then this is the time to take care of those home improvements that will make your home more attractive to buyers. As a homeowner who's been through the buying process, you know how important it is to make a good impression. What you may...
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Posted on 03/24/2020
Costs Involved in Buying a Home
Many buyers have questions when it comes to buying a home, but one of the most frequent we hear is: What does it cost? Once you've negotiated the purchase and your offer is accepted on a house, you’ll need to provide an earnest money deposit. Another way to think of this is as a good faith deposit. The...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
NH Town Info
NH Town Info: New Hampshire Town Information NH Town Demographics Towns with no Zoning Taxes & Regulation Tax Rates by Town - compiled by the New Hampshire Dept. of Revenue Administration Population Data Starting a business guidelines Current Use Guidelines Zoning regulations by town: Auburn Barrington Concord Dover Epping Exeter Grafton Hooksett Keene Manchester Nashua Raymond...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
Radon Levels by Town
Source: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
Real Estate Maps
Source: http://brycenh.com/...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
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...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
Checklist for Pricing Your Home
You have decided to sell. But before you put the sign in the yard there are some things you will want to make sure you have done. Time spent doing research and setting the right price will most likely yield you a better return in the end. A home is only worth what a buyer is willing to...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
Should I Buy a House?
Owning a house gives you a sense of fulfillment, and helps boost your self-esteem. It is a long term investment and should not be taken lightly. The present state of your finances is possibly the single most important factor when contemplating home ownership. Before you start shopping for a house, take into consideration the following factors. Have you...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
How to Set an Asking Price for Your Home
Setting a price for your home can be one of the most important decisions you make when placing your home on the market. The asking price can often make or break the sale. The asking price is part of the marketing of the home. Here are some tips on how to set the right asking price in a...
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Posted on 02/20/2020
What You Need to Know: Condominiums
Is a condominium right for you? The market has been steadily rising for the past few years but condo living may not be for everyone. Condo buyers typically fall into three categories: -First-time buyers -Second home or vacation home owners -Retirees looking for a low-maintenance alternative Under the right set of circumstances a condominium can be a great...
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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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