When you're in the market to buy a home, there is a laundry list of things to consider in addition to the house itself. Real estate insiders advise to add factors like the neighborhood, walkability, schools, and commute time to work. If you do not work from your home, adding commute time to and from your job should be at the top of your wish list when you're house hunting. When you find a home, make sure your drive time doesn't turn your dream home into a nightmare.
Our REALTORS® are here with this help for factoring your commute time into your house hunt to find the right home for you and your family.
Many people opt to purchase a home for increased financial security or lower long-term housing costs. If buying a house increases your commute time, make sure you're not canceling out the benefits of homeownership.