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Old 03-12-2013, 03:35 PM  
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How far would you be willing to drive to work?

If you found a house you loved? I have been debating this question as my wife and I will look at house shopping soon. I want to get some land with some outbuildings if possible. Looks like I am looking at driving an hour one way, with currently what is available. I may build, but if you have priced a concrete foundation barn, it is ridiculously expensive.

So, my question is how far would you be willing to drive (one way) if you found a house/property you loved.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Nobody without a commute can seriously answer this question.

Everyone that says they don't really mind a long commute and the moves to a place closer to the office loves it.

Just don't be more eager to do it than you have to. I don't expect it will be more than a year or so that you'll realize that you're tired of putting in 10 hours for every 8 you get paid for or that you're !@#$ed if you get to the office and realize you've forgotten something, or even if you just want to make a quick run in to tidy some work up on a weekend.

I wouldn't ever live more than 1/2 an hour from where I work.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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Right now.....I drive 30 minutes each way for work. Even 30 minutes can be a little much sometimes because like DJ pointed out.......I can't make it home and back on my lunch hour. If I need to run home for something....I have to use vacation time at work.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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I suppose it depends also on if they commute is in traffic or just easy Interstate driving.

If I really, really liked my job that might make a difference too.

I can currently get to work in about 12 minutes in the morning when there is no traffic, home in the afternoon in about 20. So I probably can't comment/complain to much.

I would never live in a city where I just sit in traffic going to and from work. Stupid.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #6
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Not an hour. Say you have to drive about 50 miles and get 25 mpg. That is $16 a day on gas. Drive to work 5 times a week and that will cost you $80 a week. Say you work about 48 full weeks and you are paying about $3,840 a year on gas just to get to and from work. Plus the time factor that was mentioned above. I don't know how people do that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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once had a 42 mile commute each way; took about 50 minutes each way. never again if I can help it.

and that was when gas went to $2.25 and it killed me on fuel even with a good MPG car.

X 2; My wife had a 38 mile commute each way.

bled to death on fuel costs.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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However far I can drive in 20 minutes. Suppose if I was making good enough money I might consider 30.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #9
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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My commute is 38 minutes, rural interstate. Not bad.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:28 PM   #11
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My commute is about 35 minutes one way, and that's about as far as I'll go. I've done the hour-long commute before, and I won't do it again unless I have to.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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My commute is 38 minutes, rural interstate. Not bad.
Mine about the same. Since it's rural traffic isn't an issue. If I had to drive 40 minutes in bumper to bumper I might go crazy.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #13
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I used to drive an hour and a half to work everyday. I made $53K that year. Figured out after gas I made $10k less. So $43k total. After working a 10 hour day and spending 3 hours in the car, it wasnt worth it. 30-45 minutes is the max unless making close to six figures or over. Unless you drive a Prius like a bitch.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #14
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #15
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