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January 2013

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2013 January Temp

Most of the country has been experiencing a cold snap and it got pretty cold here earlier this week. Our house had a -7 reading one morning while a number of people at Rosie's said they had a low of -12. Either number, with the wind blowing hard, meant it was wicked cold outside. The good news is that I will now feel safe going onto Kezar Lake to walk with the dogs or go for a ski.

The Lovell Lions is sponsoring a two-day Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday February 16th and Sunday February 17th. The 4th Annual Derby uses all lakes and ponds over 100 acres in Oxford County with a weigh-in at 4pm each day at the North Lovell Grange Hall. Lots of prizes for heaviest fish plus additional raffles prizes. Entry fee is $10. Click here for more information.

On the home sales front, 2012 finished strong with a busy December. Sales increased 11.84% from December 2012 to December 2011 with the median sales price increasing 6.25% to $170,000. For the 2012 calendar year, Maine REALTORS sold a total of 11,521 homes, a jump of 1,684 homes with the median sales price increasing 3.03%! Click here for complete details. With two January 2013 settlements already in the books and one scheduled for early February, Kezar Realty is optimistic and ready for the upcoming year.

Not only is WordPress a great platform for blogs and websites, but the company provides access to great stats as to how many people are viewing your posts, what they are reading and just how did they come to KezarLife. Here is a summary of KezarLife's 2012 activity:

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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  1. Jim Rowe on

    Stan, good news about the real estate market showing signs of life. Hope 2013 will be a good one for you and your business!