Should a long commute be a dealbreaker for buyers?

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A 17-city analysis assesses whether it makes sense for homeowners to live close to where they work.
In some places, suburbs had almost a 30-percent advantage, while in others, the advantage was in the city proper.
Cheap real estate and no state income tax make Las Vegas a good place in which to live and work. Homebuyers in Boston and New York would do best to look outside city limits.

Thanks to a real estate slump in Las Vegas, if you work in Sin City, living in the city offers great advant…