Porcupine Real Estate Blog

Client Profile - Sandy - Weare
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Sandy - Weare
When she escaped San Francisco 10 years ago, Team Porcupine Real Estate client & early mover Sandy Pierre had no idea she would become so involved in an organization that meant so much. "I did not fit in politically in the San Francisco Bay Area! I clearly remember attending my first Libertarian Party meeting there, and it was...
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Client Profile - Steve & Amy - Tiny house
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Steve & Amy - Tiny house
Steve and Amy Hampton initially sought out New Hampshire as a place where they could openly discuss Hayek, Mises, Rothbard, and BitCoin with other educated, liberty-minded people. As a homeschooling family with one son, they also wanted to live in a location where they had freedom to teach their child as they see fit. Now that the Hamptons...
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Client Profile - Jonathan & Shelly - Weare
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Jonathan & Shelly - Weare
Jonathan & Shelly moved to New Hampshire from North Dakota, and just closed on their house in Weare in June. Their reasons for moving here were twofold: they wanted to be a part of the Free State Project to meet other like-minded individuals, and look for better employment opportunities. Following are their views on their new life in...
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Client Profile - Paul & Karen - Francestown
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Paul & Karen - Francestown
Paul and Karen recently arrived in New Hampshire from Philadelphia, PA. The couple had been planning a move to the Free State for over 2 years, and all the pieces finally fell into place for a move this fall. After reviewing hundreds of listings online and a dozen homes in person they found the perfect property in Francestown....
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Client Profile - Jonathan & Jaimie - Wilmot
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Jonathan & Jaimie - Wilmot
Anxious to leave corrupt Rhode Island, Jonathan & Jaimie moved to Wilmot, New Hampshire. The idea of living in a state with more personal freedoms appealed to them, and they decided to join the Free State Project. After receiving an outrageous retroactive tax bill on their vehicles, their commitment to move to New Hampshire became even stronger. Why...
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Client Profile - Randy - Manchester
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Randy - Manchester
New mover Randy Clemens really brings the heat! Randy, who recently purchased a duplex in Manchester, is the author of The Sriracha Cookbook, The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook, and co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. He is a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts and a BJCP Recognized Beer Judge. When not writing for randyclemens.com...
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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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 Client Profile - Darlene & Jennifer - Pembroke
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Darlene & Jennifer - Pembroke
Darlene Forshee and Jennifer Berman are committed to helping people live a healthy lifestyle. Their business “The Healthy Porcupine” was born from that commitment and drive. Early movers from New Jersey, Darlene and Jennifer currently live in Pembroke and sell their natural soaps and beauty products around the state. “We believe in building a strong local economy—that's one...
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Client Profile - Katie - Fitzwilliam
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Katie - Fitzwilliam
After hearing about the Free State Project in 2011, Katie made the move to New Hampshire in early 2013. Her first two years were spent living in rural Fitzwilliam, where she operated the Stone Farm bed and breakfast. Her new home is located within walking distance of Fitzwilliam's town center, and the bed and breakfast has been renamed...
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Client Profile - Angela & Emmett - Barnstead
Posted on 02/20/2020
Client Profile - Angela & Emmett - Barnstead
Angela and Emmett Harris had no idea that a trip to PorcFest in 2011 would be a life-changing event, but it was just that. They were familiar with the Free State Project prior to attending, but PorcFest gave them a glimpse of how a free community could operate. By the end of their second day at PorcFest, they...
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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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