Second homes and the NH real estate squeeze | What’s Working

Jay Kuhrt’s vacation condo in Wolfeboro couldn’t contain his growing extended family, so the Connecticut pastor bought a 3,100-square-foot Cape on two acres in Wolfeboro five minutes from Brewster Beach.

He wrote a “tug at the heart” letter to the seller — a blended family with kids — that he thinks made a difference in getting the three-bedroom house for $790,000, which was above the asking price, in April.







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Winter Harbor in summer

Vacationers get a jump on the holiday weekend on Winter Harbor in Wolfeboro on Friday. Carroll County, which includes Wolfeboro and Moultonoborough on Lake Winnipesaukee as well as Conway and other Mount Washington Valley towns, has the highest share of second-home sales in the state.










Second-home hot spots




Buyers’ challenges

Blurring property-use lines







Winter Harbor in summer

Vacationers get a jump on the holiday weekend on Winter Harbor in Wolfeboro on Friday. Carroll County, which includes Wolfeboro and Moultonoborough on Lake Winnipesaukee as well as Conway and other Mount Washington Valley towns, has the highest share of second-home sales in the state.




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A doggie holiday

Family pups Jack, left, and Toby play in the front yard at Jay and Robin Kuhrt’s second home in Wolfeboro.




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