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The Exchange

The Economics of Second Homes


New Hampshire has a relatively high share of vacation properties….more than ten percent statewide, with heavy concentrations in resort areas. We’ll look at the impact of these get-away homes on property taxes, demographics, and jobs…also, how the second-home market may provide a bright spot in an otherwise struggling real estate sector.


  • Russ Thibeault - president of Applied Economic Research, a consulting firm based in Laconia, New Hampshire
  • Amanda Loder - StateImpact reporter for StateImpact New Hampshire, a collaboration of NHPR and NPR.  

We’ll also hear from:

  • Frank Roche - President and Owner of  Roche Realty Group in Meredith