Commute Got You Down? Homebuyers Forfeit Features for Better Drive Time

It looks like commute times win when having to select the most important factors in choosing a home.

Realtor.com has added a new filter that allows consumers to search through homes for sale based on the commuting distance and time to their work.

About 85% of people in their survey said they would sacrifice on lot size, square footage, and the overall style of the home, if it meant for a shorter commute time.

Let’s face it – commuting can be stressful, and if it can be cut short, then why not compromise on having that spare bedroom?

The average American’s commute has moved up to 26.9 minutes from 26.6 minutes in 2018 from the previous year. This might not seem like a huge jump, but it still added up to two and a half extra hours on the road when compiled over the course of the year.

Realtor.com’s filter search could be the saving grace for homebuyers looking for a home that’s not only within their price range, but also within their commuting time.

Want to know what the average commute time is for the biggest cities? Check it out here.

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