Dying For Property -- Bellingham, WA

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

I saw a story in the local paper today, the Bellingham Herald. I guess it is a sign of the times but I could not read it without some amusement.

I thought that they said, at one time, that you can only count on death and taxes. I guess that maybe death is not as reliable as it used to be. The City of Bellingham, which owns Bayview Cemetery -- the largest cemetery in Bellingham and an institution here -- is not moving enough property.

The city wants to maintain the services there, keep it looking nice, but the product is just not moving fast enough. So, apparently, the plan is to put together a buy one plot and get another at half price sale. That sounds like a killer deal to me. The full article is here

I have grave worries that the city fathers are making a "grave mistake" with this promotional venture.

Thanks for stopping by,

Steven L. Smith

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Rainmaker
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So Nutsy and Wheatloaf should take advantage of that 2fer deal. I'm thinking they will be needing it soon anyway. heheh

April 12, 2010 07:19 PM
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Steven L. Smith
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Kate,

That is so very rude. Wheatloaf, cousin to Nutsy, really is quite the superstar and his fans would sob if he was to crack up.

The boss

 

April 13, 2010 05:57 PM
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and evenen to ya Steven

That sure does put a whole new dig on buyen grave property. When ya live in Charlestown, you actually get a grave sit for free.

April 14, 2010 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and evenen to ya Steven

That sure does put a whole new dig on buyen grave property. When ya live in Charlestown, you actually get a grave sit for free.

April 15, 2010 02:42 PM
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James Quarello
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I think the city should diversify into the pet cemetery business. I believe Kate has lined up Bellingham's first two customers.

April 16, 2010 06:59 AM
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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.