Home Buying Tip: Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. --Dan Rather
If you're anything like me by the time you've ridden around in the back of your beloved real estate broker's car for a few hours you probably don't know EXACTLY where you are or how you got there. Which is one reason why it's a good idea when you get serious about a house to be sure you do some test driving between your new dream house and where you work. And best if you can do that test drive during high traffic hours which is probably what you will be commuting in. It's best to know what you're getting into on the road early on in the process.