A New Year, A New Apartment, and a New You

New Villa ApartmentsWelcome to the New Year. As we bid farewell to 2014 and say hello to the new journeys of 2015, people begin to take stock of the world around them. Many will make resolutions to lose weight, stop a bad habit, or spend more time doing the things that they love. Unfortunately, many of these quests for self-improvement will fail. But not to worry! There is a task you can undertake in 2015 that could have profound impact on your life. And this amazing journey to create a new you is actually one of the easiest things you could ever strive for. It is time that you create a new lifestyle for yourself by finding a better apartment for your life.

Psychologists have done countless studies on the effect that your surroundings have on you personally. If you have negative thoughts attached to the place you live, it becomes very difficult to escape those feelings. Many of these could be a result of life circumstances that happened to you throughout 2014. Or, maybe you are the victim of a negative environment, such as having neighbors who perpetually argue or living in a more distressed part of your area. Whatever the case, if your current home is causing you undo distress, the best thing you can do to improve your life is to find a new place to live.

And it is not just your immediate surroundings that can affect you. Executives and employees that have a long commute to work will eventually feel the pressure of their lost time. In cities such a New York and Chicago, more than 20 percent of workers have a commute time of more than one hour. And with a national average commute time of nearly 30 minutes, the average worker sacrifices at least 130 hours per year stuck in traffic, or on a subway / bus /taxi. Having an apartment closer to work not only saves you time, it saves you money on tolls, gas, fares, and other commuting expenses. This money goes a long way towards helping you afford many of the other pleasures that life has to offer.

Still, the most important reason to find a new apartment is lifestyle. Everyone deserves to love where they live and, in 2015, you deserve to have a home that you are excited to return to every day. Factors such as the amenities that your apartment community offer as well as the walkability to the businesses, schools, and things that you like to do in the surrounding area are major factors in deciding where to live. Proximity to friends and family is another significant driving factor. Home is where the heart is and maybe the time has come for you to hang your heart in a new, more fulfilling place.

Whatever your reason for looking for a new apartment in 2015, ApartmentSearch is here to make your search easy. Pick your city, price range and desired amenities, and let the site create your own customized list that you can then narrow down by Walk Score and factors that are important to you. We will even give you up to $200 in rewards when you let your new apartment community know that you found them on www.apartmentsearch.com. You can keep these rewards or opt for them to become a charitable donation to Volunteers of America (VOA). Either way, your new apartment and rewards are waiting for you in 2015. Start your exciting new journey today!