Drive from your dream home to work at rush hour before you sign a purchase contract.
A trip might seem short in theory, but traffic and construction could make it a nightmare.
Arriving at work stressed out could affect your focus, productivity and relationships with your boss and colleagues.
Traffic could limit time available for your family, exercise and hobbies, which could affect your relationships and your physical and mental health.
Stop-and-go traffic could put extra wear and tear on your car, reduce your gas mileage and lead to higher maintenance, repair and fuel costs.
Be realistic about how a stressful commute could affect you and your family.