Shopping For A Home With A Short Commute

More and more homebuyers in Los Angeles are eschewing suburban homes and the long commutes that come with them.
October 7, 2003, 7am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"...[I]ncreasingly stressful commutes, the high cost of car ownership and the desire to spend more "quality time" with family [are] factors convincing some home buyers to forgo the slow crawl of commuting from distant suburbs and seek housing close to work — often in dense, urban environments...Choosing a house based on commuting arguably marks the most dramatic shift in home-buying attitudes among Southern Californians since the post-World War II march to the suburbs began. Less than a generation ago, few home buyers would have had second thoughts about buying a new tract house in the suburbs and driving long distances to work."

Thanks to Christian Peralta

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Published on Sunday, October 5, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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