Let’s take a look at some of the best deals in the Northern Virginia rental market today.

Rentals in 22307

6615 Wakefield Dr E #B-2

2 bedroom 1 bath condo unit in great location south of Old Town blocks off GW Parkway. Close to Bike trails, grocery store, shopping, restaurants, county rec center, marina, bus routes. Community pool, tennis courts. Wall-to-wall carpeting, kitchen with all new appliances (DW on order). Laundry in building. Make application fee check out to Ppm for $55 per renter. [Belle View - $1,650]

6210 Arkendale Rd

Over 3,100 sqft! This home is bigger than it looks. Be this first to live in this exceptional renovation in the sought-after Belle Haven community, w/ focus on craftsmanship, design, and functionality. All work done by experienced team w/ a great local reputation. Massive garage can fit 2+ cars. Tier backyard to create additional garden or functional space. Rent-to-own options available. [Belle Haven - $4,500]

6921 Baylor Dr

Wonderful home with wood floors throughout. Fully updated. Beautiful shutters and ceiling fans. Full sized basement with rec room, full bath, large extra room with closets, extra storage room and laundry room. Easy access to Ft. Belvoir, Pentagon, Joint Base Andrews, 10 min to yellow line Huntington metro. DCA and minutes south of Old Town Alexandria for shopping and dining. [Westgrove - $3,200]

6641 Wakefield Dr #906

This is the condo that you have been waiting for! TOP FLOOR just remodeled condo with new hardwood floors, new kitchen, and new convectors! Bonus: Bathroom has two grab bars. Freshly painted.. Condo fee includes all utilities. Tennis, outside pool with cabana, gardens, picnic grove, ample parking; bus to METRO are all yours.. Close to Mount Vernon trail & shopping. A fabulous place to live! [River Towers - $1,500]

Setting a rental budget

Stuart Nesbitt

For many renters the most important consideration is how much they are willing to spend on a rental per month. For this reason it should come as no surprise that the first step in the rental process should include establishing a budget. Renters should consider their monthly income and subtract out all of their monthly expenses from this amount. Monthly expenses should include all bills which are paid regularly as well as money spent on food, entertainment and miscellaneous items each month. The renter may also wish to subtract out an additional amount to allow for some savings each month as well as emergencies. The total left after these subtractions is the amount the renter is able to spend on an rental per month. Once this amount is established the renter will have a better understanding of the type of rental they are able to afford.

When you know you budget and you’re ready to shop for a new home, contact an agent.  Rental agents cost the renter nothing and they don’t work for one specific building. A rental agent can see all the rentals that are available to make sure that you get the best value for your money. [Learn more]

[Or select your rental own criteria.]

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Will Nesbitt

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.