March facts and fun

March 2021

Did you know…?

March, the third month of the year, was named for the Roman god of war, Mars. Traditionally, this was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted by winter.

In the early Roman calendar, March (or Martius) was the first month of the calendar year. As March brought the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, it was the start of new beginnings.

March became the third month when January and February, which were added to the end of the Roman calendar around 700 BCE, instead became the first and second months around 450 BCE.

  March 8th is International Women’s Day, which is a day that not only celebrates the achievements of women and the progress made toward women’s rights, but also brings attention to ongoing struggles for equality around the world.

  March 14th is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2:00 A.M. that day. If your area observes it, don’t forget to “spring forward” and set the clocks one hour ahead, or you may find yourself an hour late to everything!

  March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day.

  March 20th brings about the March equinox – also called the vernal or spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere – marking the beginning of spring. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall. On this day, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator.

These facts and dates courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

In addition to the history and important dates to remember this month, March is also a great time to begin planning outdoor things: landscaping upgrades, gardens, and maintenance around the house such as cleaning out the rain gutters, touching up paint, and checking out the roof, air conditioning unit, or maybe even a major garage cleanup.

But if you’re in the market for something more ambitious like a kitchen remodel, a new addition, or even that deck or pool you’ve dreamed of, it might be time to talk with me about options for financing these projects.

Whatever kind of weather March brings us, please remember I’m always just a phone call or email away. I’m your friend in the mortgage business and I’d love to hear how I can serve you or someone you care about!

Please drop me an email or call if you have any questions – or someone you know is in need of expert advice. I love to help those you care about. If you have a referral please click the button down below. Your referrals are the heart and lifeblood of my business.



Omar Khamisa
Mission San Jose Mortgage
2111 W. March Lane, Suite B100
Stockton, CA 95207
Office: 209-651-2000
Mobile: 510-648-5535
Fax: 209-434-2311
NMLS: 369325


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