How long is your commute now? Some people don't mind a longer commute - do you??
. I will say, though, that deciding between a 45 minute commute and a 60 minute isn't that big of a difference, so perhaps you should concentrate on which kind of home appeals to you more.
Do you like the idea of an older home with charm, that you can fix up exactly the way you want....or does the idea of a new home seem more appealing? Does one neighborhood appeal to you more than the other? I'd buy the house you like more, as people change jobs...........more often than they change homes! Where might future jobs be located? Does price factor into this - is the newer home less or more expensive than the older one?
These are all questions you need to think about.......................and then I am sure you will come up with the best decision that works for you!
Good luck in your search.
Prudential NJ Properties
Sharon Bremer 301-676-4031