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Index Shows Falling Home Prices, Rising Sales 0f Religious Statuettes

With housing woes in the headlines daily, more people are asking for help from a higher power to sell their homes.

StJosephStatue.com, a Modesto, Calif., company that creates plastic statues that many believers in the powers of saints bury upside down in their back yards to help sell their homes, has released a new quarterly index comparing the company’s sales to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

Not surprisingly, statue sales are doing best in places where housing prices have done the worst, and are on the rise in 17 of the 20 markets.

Customers spend $9.95 for a four-inch-high statue with plastic burial bag, muslin tote bag, and a color booklet explaining the tradition of burying the saint (patron of the family and household needs), which was begun hundreds of years ago in Europe by nuns.

Mr. Cates says he has customers from all denominations. His best customers, particularly these days, are real estate agents. “They buy in bulk,” he says.

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Index Shows Falling Home Prices, Rising Sales 0f Religious Statuettes

With housing woes in the headlines daily, more people are asking for help from a higher power to sell their homes.

StJosephStatue.com, a Modesto, Calif., company that creates plastic statues that many believers in the powers of saints bury upside down in their back yards to help sell their homes, has released a new quarterly index comparing the company's sales to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

Not surprisingly, statue sales are doing best in places where housing prices have done the worst, and are on the rise in 17 of the 20 markets.

Customers spend $9.95 for a four-inch-high statue with plastic burial bag, muslin tote bag, and a color booklet explaining the tradition of burying the saint (patron of the family and household needs), which was begun hundreds of years ago in Europe by nuns.

Mr. Cates says he has customers from all denominations. His best customers, particularly these days, are real estate agents. "They buy in bulk," he says.

Wall Street Journal, Link

:lol::lol::lol: WHos' the patron saint of estate agents? Judas?

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Not another one of Kirsty and Phil's ideas

:lol:

And this week's 'Songs Of Praise' comes to you from a Wimpey development in Leeds . . .

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This kind of sums up the entire US and Western economy, borrow money to buy plastic tat produced in China then just bury it in the ground.

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The prophet Amos mentioned something about the evils of owning 2 houses while the less fortunate were priced out, that was a good 2500 or more years ago. Not much new under the sun huh?

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This doesnt surprise me, history is littered with failed civilisations who during the death throes resort to extreme forms of religosity, check out the Aztecs mass sacrifices!

Cant see that type of thing going on in Time Square though..at least not yet :lol:

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It won't be long before we get this sort of thing...though in de-Christianised Britain it will be stuff like crystals, Sheng Phooey, etc...

I saw a giant masonry (probably plastic actually) lion outside a semi the other week. Nearly ploughed into the back of the car in front it mesmerised me so much. Looked like something Saddam might have either side of his front door.

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