The High Cost of Commuting

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Do you ever wish you lived closer to work?  Some of the happiest people I know have the shortest commutes.  Traffic stress, the cost of gasoline, and the hours wasted on the road take their toll.CT Traffic

 

Well, if you’ve ever been looking for a reason to move closer to your work, this might just send you over the edge.  The truth is, it could be a major financial mistake not to cut a long commute out of your life.

 

This eye-opening infographic from Streamline Refinance shows you how much more home you can afford when you eliminate a long commute from your life.  From their math, it looks to be anywhere from $15,900 (1 mile reduction) to an astonishing $477,000 (30 mile reduction)! 

 

While you might have some arguments against their assumptions, I think the graphic is useful all the same:  It gets you thinking about how you value your time and the “hidden costs” of a long drive to your livelihood! 

 

Hartford Commuting ChartCheck out the infographic for yourself by clicking here.  Want to estimate your specific commuting costs?  Try the Commuting Expense Calculator.

 

Maybe it's time to move closer to your job.  I work with families relocating all the time, and would welcome the opportunity to help you find a perfect upgrade closer to work! Contact me today at (860) 212-8305, or message me at lauriemurray@kw.com.  Or simply get your home search started by clicking here.

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Rainer
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Edward Gilmartin
Boston Homes

Wear and tear on a car has to be taken in to consideration too.

January 13, 2012 09:20 AM
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Berni Kerr
AMP Mortgage Agent - Port Dover ON
Dominion Lending Centre - Mortgage Professionals Inc.

Makes sense to live closer to work...or find work closer to home.  One year my commute hours equalled 3 weeks...all that time would make a nice vacation or time spent with family! Now I work from home which IS the best way to do it!

January 13, 2012 09:25 AM
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Nice blog, Laurie Murray! Beth McIntyre

January 13, 2012 05:03 PM
Rainer
148,704
Edward Gilmartin
Boston Homes

Of course being stalled in traffic for hours takes its toll on your health. If you can not afford to live closer to work atleast try and live close to public transportation that can get you to work.

January 14, 2012 09:42 AM
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Irene Durocher
homesweethome4u@att.net
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT

If you are close to your job, buy a bicycle , it is good exercise as well, as getting fresh air.


Irene Durocher Bristol Properties


Boca Raton,Fla on the Atlantic Ocean


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February 14, 2012 06:35 PM
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