Beat the Commute: Work From Home

Given the commuting gridlock in the Bay Area – rated the fourth worse in the world – it’s no surprise that houses with office space are bringing a premium on the market as telecommuting from home continues increase. This is especially important in the Bay Area as high prices in the metro areas – San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose – are forcing more and more workers farther inland to more affordable communities.

Currently, transportation and IT (information technology) have the largest remote workforces while the insurance, real estate, and finance sectors saw an increase in telecommuters to 47 percent during the past year.

Interestingly, the ability to telecommute is cited by over 54 percent of office workers as a reason to switch jobs.

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