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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

The “standard” generic calendar is called the “Gregorian” calendar and dates don’t match from year to year versus the Jewish calendar. The Jewish holidays are almost upon us, and it is noteworthy in real estate to be aware of these dates because the market tends to slow up during these holidays. Here are the holidays and their dates: Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday night, September 25 and ends on Tuesday night, September 27. No work is permitted for the observant.

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 4 and ends on Wednesday night October 5. No work is permitted.

Sukkot begins on Sunday night, October 9 and ends on Sunday night, October 16. No work is permitted on October 10 and 11.

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah begin at sunset on Sunday, October 16 and end on Tuesday night, October 18. No work is permitted.

Real estate doesn’t come to a complete stop during this period. However, many buyers and sellers are Jewish and postpone their real estate activities due to these holidays.

Columbus Day falls on Monday, October 10 this year. It is a federal government holiday which means that all federal offices are closed on that day. Real estate activity tends to mimic the action we would see on a Sunday – perhaps similar to Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day. Call me.  Love, Robin.

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