Zillow Advice: FHA and VA Loans - what's the distance requirement from primary residence to work? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate One factor is the expense ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ One factor is the expense occurred if accommodations are needed during the week to stay in another city and come home on week ends which is likely if more than 150 miles from work. That would count as a debt against income. If employer confirms that work can be done remotely/telecommute then distance would not likely be an issue. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 06:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ 2012-02-08T06:05:00Z Technically you could live ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ Technically you could live anywhere and consider it a primary residence. I have a client that commutes from Boston to New York every week for work. You will need documentation but this should not be a problem. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 04:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ 2012-02-08T04:17:00Z Agree, living in New York ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ Agree, living in New York it is understandable that commuting to work is common.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ 2012-01-25T15:43:00Z The total travel time is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ The total travel time is 4 hours. (220 miles) Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ 2012-01-25T15:37:00Z I don't think there is any ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ I don't think there is any set distance. It should be reasonable for the area you live in. If you think its too far, be prepared to write a letter of explanation so the underwriter can understand. <br/><br/>What is the distance? <br/><br/>FHA can be sensitive to that but if you are getting conventional financing, Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what%27s-the-distance-requirement-from-primary-residence-to-work/429845/ 2012-01-25T15:07:00Z