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As the post title says. Do the property owners just operate on the money they have already gotten?
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As the post title says. Do the property owners just operate on the money they have already gotten?
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As the post title says. Do the property owners just operate on the money they have already gotten?
well since opening a outdoor wedding facility is out of the question.......
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Where do you come up with this stuff?
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Considering cremation has become more popular than burial, most cemeteries should be profitable for many eons to come. You can stack a lot of urns in the space of a casket, and go as high off the ground as you’d like as well as down.
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Originally Posted by 38P6 View Post
Where do you come up with this stuff?
I always wondered the same thing as Russ.
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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
I always wondered the same thing as Russ.
Me too. I have wondered the same thing myself.
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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
I always wondered the same thing as Russ.
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Me too. I have wondered the same thing myself.
What the hell else is there to do in that crap hole Ohio in the middle of winter?
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I suspect as cemeteries do get near capacity, prices go up
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Originally Posted by Jay Novo View Post
What the hell else is there to do in that crap hole Ohio in the middle of winter?
drink beer and chase women if they are not all hibernating
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
As the post title says. Do the property owners just operate on the money they have already gotten?
Collection plate is the funding. With less people attending church now days this will become an issue soon. I expect some very creative new zoning to take place in metro areas over the next 20 years or so.
Places that are cemetery land now may become a lot different when we are gone. Not that freaked out by it.
My Dad is cremated and is in a safe place, Mom wants to be there also.

Russ, Happy New Year. Another interesting topic. IMO
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"What is perpetual care? Do I have to choose this or can I skip it?

One of the fees you are likely to encounter when purchasing a burial plot is perpetual care. At many cemeteries, this is a requirement, and it can be either an annual fee or a one-time charge. What it pays for is the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. It can feel like a frustrating added expense, but a lot of work goes into keeping a cemetery a beautiful and welcoming place, and there's plenty of overhead involved. The perpetual care fee you pay helps offset the costs of upkeep like mowing, litter removal, and road maintenance.

Some cemeteries offer additional services like automatic delivery of fresh flowers on special days. This is typically not covered under perpetual care and requires an extra fee. Perpetual care also doesn't necessarily mean an individual grave will be maintained. It may fund general cemetery maintenance but leave individual gravesite tending up to the family. When you're purchasing a burial plot, be sure you ask and understand exactly what any perpetual care fees will pay for."
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they are suppose to take in enough money while operating and selling spaces that they have annuities set aside for long term maintenance

not all places do this and some of them did not have a large enough mandate to cover the expenses even if they followed the mandate

generally if they are still up and running they will move to try and have mausoleums built to hold more in less space
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Depends on the situation. I know for instance the one most of my family is buried in is tied to a church, and there is a dedicated endowment that's constantly growing. No actual fee for plots for members/family of long time members, but most make a donation to the cemetery fund of an amount similar to the going rate at commercially operated cemeteries. As of now the fund has never been touched, but more than puts off enough $ to cover maintenance from now on. Current maintenance costs are just covered out of the general fund for now.
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My brother and partner is one of the largest insurers of cemeteries in the US. Couple of things:

1. Cemeteries typically own more land than you see in front of you. They often own adjacent properties for expansion.
2. Mausoleums-when there is room, they go up. We have a client in NY that has a enormous mausoleum with a multi story waterfall in it. These spaces are very expensive.
3. Donations
4. Endowment
5. Gifts
6. Perpetual Care
7. Tours- if a cemetery has famous people buried there they do school tours, historical tours, etc.
8. Movie- a number of cemeteries we work with have been used to film movies, etc.

Most cemeteries today are not just places were people are buried...some are pretty big business.
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Interesting question...there is one next to the shop...everyone who is there has been dead for 100 plus years...a volunteer society has come in to clean it and maintain it along with the city.
a similar question came up with a developer friend of mine...are they a waste of land??
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I read somewhere recently that the total number of humans who have died in history is 8 Billion.
Interesting since that is the world population.
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“you moved the headstones....but you didn’t move the bodies “
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I always wondered too. Good question.

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