When it comes to searching for your dream home, what dominates the majority of your attention? Purchase price? Property condition? That dream for a third bathroom? While the mantra of ‘location, location, location’ still resounds in the real estate vocabulary, many Buyers don’t give enough thought to what “location” truly means – not only to the well-being of their families – but also to their day-to day lives. When house hunters envision their idyllic digs, they often overlook the more practical concerns, like their commute to work.
For a great many urban dwellers, commuting is a fact of daily life. But have you ever tallied the real cost trying to get from point A to point B? Despite the fact that commuting requires a significant portion of our daily lives, it is not always the number one concern of home buyers. But it is for us. We like to ask our Buyers how big of a concern it should be, while exploring the financial and emotional tolls of hours spent on delayed subways or in highway gridlock.
We were recently interviewed by the bloggers at Bosley Real Estate, which resulted in this informative article, entitled, ‘Searching For A Home? Consider The High Cost Of The Commute.’
At urbaneer.com, we pride ourselves on our capacity to engage Buyers on the many factors which influence their purchasing decision, like asking how complex and time-consuming their commute might be? How many realtors do that?
If you, or someone you love, needs real estate guidance in the City of Toronto – including our love for unique urban spaces – please know we’re here to help!
~ Steven and the urbaneer team