Although there is no set time when it is best to buy a burial plot, purchasing the plot as far in advance as possible is recommended. If the purchase is completed before personal health issues arise or prior to the death of a loved one, better burial options are available.
Burial plots continue to rise in price every year, due to reduced availability of land for burials. Exploring plot options far in advance of declining health or death allows for more choice in location and a lower cost to the individual or family. It is also easier to select a burial plot when grief is not part of the process, and it provides one less decision to worry about when death occurs.