My favorite season starts today. I believe that this season is far more conducive to fresh starts and renewed vigor than the traditional month of new resolutions!
Aside from this day shepherding in a delightful season of crisp, clear breezes, what exactly is the importance of the first day of fall?
The first day of fall is actually the Autumnal Equinox, the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. This is when the sun crosses the celestial equator that runs from north to south. At this time, the Earth’s two hemispheres (north and south) equally receive the sun’s rays. This makes the length of the daytime and nighttime just about equal.
However, from this point on that equality will diminish. As the temperatures descend, the days will shorten as the nights lengthen.
Those longer nights would best be spent in the comfort of your new home. Fall is an ideal time to purchase a new home. Home sellers are on a mission to sell. The approaching winter and associated holidays set a serious deadline for sellers. Additional advantages to a fall home purchase, especially for new home buyers, include property tax and mortgage interest deductions can be taken for the year’s income. This includes closings held in December!
Wherever you are in the world, the sun will rise due east and set due west during the fall equinox and in Washington, DC it is a great time to buy your home!
Source: Across America Patch, The Farmer’s Almanac, Realtor.com