Dying For Property -- Bellingham, WA

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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Tricia Pearson
Tricia Pearson - Pearson Real Estate - Texas Hill Country - Boerne, TX
Real Estate Broker, San Antonio/Hill Country Homes for Sale

Talk about inovative marketing...

Apr 11, 2010 10:25 AM #1
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Oh boy, a BOGOHO, LOL. Should be get the second one free.

I dunno, maybe they need to get a blog, or put Nutsy in charge....

Apr 11, 2010 10:29 AM #2
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Another sad cemetary on contemporary life and death in good old Bellingham.

Apr 11, 2010 12:21 PM #3
Lori Liveston
Virtual Homes, Real Estate - Waltham, MA

Who would have thought there would be a BOGO sale at a cemetary! Thanks for sharing. 

Apr 11, 2010 12:24 PM #4
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Looks like the perfect plan for a couple.

A couple of what I am not sure, but a couple.

Apr 11, 2010 07:45 PM #5
Charles Perkins
Charles G. Perkins, CPA - Burien, WA

So they are not dying fast enough and now they are looking for half bodies.  Is that so they can bury one person in two plots.  What a deal.

Apr 11, 2010 10:51 PM #6
Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Gee whiz! I know budgets are tight, but a twofer cemetary plot? Seems like Bellingham could come up with a better campaign....something upbeat?

Apr 11, 2010 11:06 PM #7
Michael Thornton
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I'm sure that folks are just dying to scarf up on this deal of a life time...

Helping you, live your, American dream...

Apr 12, 2010 04:33 AM #8
Kate Ford
Get-Your-Best-Mortgage-Rate.com - San Diego, CA
Ask Kate a mortgage question...

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

Apr 12, 2010 07:19 PM #9
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


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


Apr 13, 2010 05:57 PM #10

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.

Apr 14, 2010 11:49 PM #11

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.

Apr 14, 2010 11:50 PM #12
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

I think the city should diversify into the pet cemetery business. I believe Kate has lined up Bellingham's first two customers.

Apr 16, 2010 06:59 AM #13
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