The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, "Change is the only constant in life." As your life changes, so do your housing needs. If any of these situations apply to you, the time is right to look for a newluxury apartment.
1. You Gain or Lose Roommates
One of the main reasons for moving to a new apartment is a change in family size. Gaining a spouse or significant other or welcoming a new child are occasions to find a home that will better accommodate a growing household.
On the other hand, maybe you've been living with one or more roommates and you're ready for a place of your own. Now is the chance to find a luxury apartment that suits your own needs without having to compromise.
2. You've Outgrown Your Current Apartment
Your first apartment is generally sparsely furnished with garage sale finds, hand-me-downs and contributions from your parents. As you become more established you tend to acquire more possessions of greater quality and your apartment becomes crowded.
More space often translates to additional bedrooms, but it doesn't end there. Larger closets, balconies, patios and garages are other features that afford you more room overall.
3. You Want a Better Quality of Life
When you're just out of school, affordability is usually the deciding factor behind your choice of apartment. As your financial situation improves, you become more interested in access toculture, entertainment and other opportunities. If you have a family, schools and libraries become important as well.
AreaVibes calculatesLivability Scores based on several metrics including cost of living, crime rates, housing and employment. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul boast scores of 74, which rates as Very Livable, with particularly high ratings for amenities and education.
4. Your Commute is Too Long
Time is precious, and it already goes by too quickly. Who wants to waste valuable hours driving to and from work? In addition to a shorter commute, you may want to find an apartment that's conveniently located close to public transportation options. You’ll not only save time, but money on transportation, too.
5. Your Apartment Isn’t Worth the Rent
Rising prices are a fact of life, and rent is no exception. Moderate increases are to be expected, but some communities institute rent hikes that are so steep you can no longer justify paying it, especially if there are no amenities such as swimming pools, 24/7 fitness centers and off-leash dog parks.