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Blog :: 02-2015

Busy Day at Kezar Realty

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Having two settlements in one day may be commonplace for the big city realty firms, but it is always exciting at Kezar Realty! Especially at the tail-end of February, when the cold and the snow are still with us and it doesn't feel like home-buying season just yet.

As we know, modern technology is advancing rapidly where smart phones and tablets are used to communicate. However, in the real estate and the mortgage world, paper is still king! Although contracts with electronic signatures are prevalent, original signatures are still required for all legal papers, particularly those that need to be recorded at the registry.

Today's first settlement had a pleasant mixture of the old process and a touch of the new technology. The buyers for this Lovell property were scheduled to be out of the country so a Power of Attorney was provided ahead of time to sign on the behalf of the buyers. Thanks to the magic of Skype, the buyers were able to watch the settlement, answer questions and participate all the way from Thailand! Betsy Meredith, the settlement agent for Market Street Settlement Group, was able to explain various forms to the buyers and answer questions as we went along.


Thanks to the listing agent, Linda Nista of Paris Cape Realty and to Market Street Settlement for agreeing to have the settlement in Lovell!

And thanks to Jeanne Bonner of Kezar Realty,  the listing agent for today's second settlement. This property was located in Stoneham and the selling agent was Susan Moore of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate in Gorham.

It is always rewarding to see happy buyers and sellers and to be a part of the team that makes it happen! Today was one of those days. :)


  1. Jim Rowe on

    Thailand, tell me more!
    • Stanley Tupaj on

      Jim, I will give you all the details upon your return to Lovell!
      • Balaji on

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        Snow Scenes, Part Two

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        What a difference a few hours make! The sun is out, the temps are warm (high 20's) and thanks to Scott Gardiner, the best snow plower in Oxford County, the roads are clean. (Here's a great video history of snow plowing in Maine) It looks like we will have a stretch of good weather so let's get out and enjoy the snow. How about a cross-country at the golf course? Thanks to the Lovell Recreation Department, it is free.



        1. Melanie McGraw on

          Hi Stan, I just wanted to say these snow scene photos are great! They make me really miss Lovell and I was wondering if the 3rd photo down is West Lovell sure looks like it! We've been inundated with snow here on the Cape and I must say I am looking forward to getting around a bit easier when the snow melts. I'd love to see any landscape scenes you have as I want to paint more of Lovell. Thanks again for such an enjoyable blog! Stay warm and best wishes, Melanie McGraw
          • Stanley Tupaj on

            Good memory Melanie! That is West Lovell Road. I believe that you may have received as much snow as we have!

            Lovell Village Snow Scenes

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            Over the past two days we had about six-seven more inches of light, fluffy snow added to the existing base. This is great news for nordic and alpine skiers, snowmobilers and winter enthusiasts! Although this looks like a lot of snow, southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have more than we do. I think I heard the city of Boston 'cry uncle' because they have nowhere to put it and the streets are now very narrow. Subway service has been suspended temporarily and officials are asking people to stay home while crews work to get the roads clean.

            When you look out the window it is hard to imagine that one day the snow will be gone but remember, the first day of Spring isn't that far away--Friday, March 20th!


            1. C. E. Robinson on

              Sorry, typo! Fun for us kids!
              • C. E. Robinson on

                Reminds me of Lovell, and especially Church Street way back when I was a kid. Snow, snow and more snow. One winter the snow drifted to the tops of telephone poles and we made tunnels from the front door to the road! No school of 3 weeks. Fun for us kinds, but not for the adults! Christine (Heim) Robinson

                Lake Region Rotary Trip to the Dominican Republic

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                With all of the endless talk over the past two weeks of Bill and Tom's legacy of winning and cheating, I think it is important to highlight three local people who are making the time and effort to help those who are less fortunate.

                For the past several months, Emma Bodwell (Mortgage Network), Kristen Charette (Norway Savings Bank) and Cathy Sullivan, all members of the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club, are spending a week in the Dominican Republic working on a mission trip.

                The three women solicited and collected (over 300 pounds, I believe) a variety of supplies, clothing and toiletries to bring with them. Each day they will be working with schools and orphanages delivering supplies and helping to educate the women, children and families of this impoverished country.

                Their daily work and thoughts, as well as photos, will be updated daily on their blog, Bridgton Lake Region Rotary Club Blog

                2015 Dominican Republic