(Closed) Spinoff: Would rather have a bigger home or a shorter commute?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which is more important to you?

    Bigger house

    Short/easy commute

    I used to prefer a short commute, but now I prefer a bigger house

    I used to prefer a bigger house, but now I prefer a short commute

  • Post # 47
    Hostess
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @Ellegee:  We ended up in a 3br 2ba 1600sqft rambler originally built in 1949 and renovated.

    That sounds like a dream! That is the perfect house for me….who needs bigger? 🙂

    Post # 48
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    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    My house is miniature as it is; a one bedroom apartment in the city would probably be the same size as our two bedroom house right now… I would definitely like a shorter commute.

    Post # 49
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    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Shorter commute and a smaller house. Less house to take care of, and more time at home to actually enjoy my life! I see it as a win-win.

    Post # 50
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    3355 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @honeylove26:  same here! DH and I have our fridge cleaned out of leftovers every week and stuff we don’t want every month (usually from the closet)! minimal minimal minimal!

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    DEFINITELY smaller house/shorter commute. I love small houses anyway. I like being organized and not hanging on to useless crap. I like that small houses tend to be more unique and have more character. I like that there isn’t as much to take care of. I like that you don’t need as much furniture. Plus I hate driving, I hate wasting time, and I hate suburbs so it all works out.

    Post # 52
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @Treejewel19:  I love it!  And we’re a mile from the lakefront, too 🙂 

    Post # 53
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We just did this.  Our first apartment was 900sq and we had a 15 minute commute. It was so nice.  We’ve been in our new place for about 5 months, it’s 1,500sq and it takes about 35 minutes.  

    Honestly, I like the space but I would rather have the shorter commute.  DH and I carpool most of the time but the times that I have to take public transit make me long for our close apartment!

    Post # 54
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    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Something in between.  I’m used to longer commutes.  I do want to either live in the city though, or else in the closest community just ouside city limits.  There is a bedroom community that’s a little too far out for me where we could afford quite a big house (2500+ sq ft) but the commute would be too long.  Living in the suburbs for a larger house and longish commute is my ideal.

    Post # 55
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    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are in the middle of this dilemma right now because we are currently looking for a place in the DC Metro area. Fiance has lived in DC for about a year, but I am moving up there from Raleigh, NC. It really sucks because the cost of housing is almost double what it is in Raleigh. 🙁

    Post # 56
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    Busy bee

    Right now my commute is not that bad since I am going from 1 small town to another. But when I move to the city, I would definitely want a shorter commute. I have stayed at friends house and on a normal day commuting from Uptown Charlotte to the Ballantyne area which is usually 20 mintues took me an hour. That right there seal the deal if I was to live in the city.

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