Real Estate Superstition: St. Joseph Statues

Real Estate Superstition: St. Joseph Statues

leslie
Apr 9, 2008

Our friends are in the process of trying to sell their house in the Bay Area so that they can return to the land of AT:LA, where warmth and jobs await. When we mentioned to them that they should get a statue of St. Joseph and bury him upside down in their yard, they looked at us like we had lost our minds. Of course, it's just superstition that if you do so, your house will sell quickly...

Why St. Joseph? Among other things, he's the patron saint of home and family, or real estate matters and home sales.

You can read more on The Straight Dope and Snopes and Lucky Mojo, and even on Wikipedia and in The Wall Street Journal.

You can buy kits here and here and here and here -- and on Amazon.

If you've ever actually sold a home after burying a statue of St. Joseph, do tell...

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