Home sellers ask saint for help

As homes in America become harder to sell with buyers drying up and credit becoming scarce, some desperate sellers are seeking divine intervention. St Joseph is the patron saint of home sellers so people looking to move property are burying a statue of the saint in the garden then asking him to intervene on their behalf to find a buyer. One shop that stocks religious paraphernalia has reported a doubling in the number of statues of St Joseph it sells over recent months. With houses sitting on the market for over 30 days that would previously have been sold before they were built, a real estate agent in Washington said that while they wouldn't force the idea on a client, if the client asks about appealing to St Joseph they would definitely tell them to get a statue and bury it.

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