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

Rentals in 22304

Spacious two bedroom/two bath condo with raised patio overlooking manicured common grounds. Kitchen overlooks large living room with lovely gas fireplace and patio views. Elevator to secure garage parking with plenty of guest parking outside. Secure entry system as well as secure storage bin. [5108 Donovan Dr #101, Alexandria, VA]

Vacant, Beautiful & Move in Ready 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bath Condo. New AC, Washer & Dryer (about one year old). Nice Kitchen with Beautiful counter tops. Balcony! Near Van Dorn Metro, shops, and grocery. Quiet community with easy access to 495 and 395, Landmark Mall, Pentagon, and into DC. $45 application fee and 1st month’s rent and security deposit of $2,300 in cert. funds once tenant is accepted [6149 Edsall Rd #N, Alexandria, VA]

Like-new, pristine condition. Quiet and private One BR / One BA condo unit, with reserved parking, fitness center and pool. Full kitchen. Washer/dryer in unit. Great closet space. Just THREE MINUTES to Mark Center DOD complex in Alexandria. Just 10 minutes to Pentagon parking lot. Only 20 minutes to Fort Belvoir. Great flexibility in lease terms. Owner may finance pruchase. [5500 Holmes Run Pkwy #718, Alexandria, VA]

WONDERFUL 2BEDROOM/2 BATH SUITES AT OPPOSITES SIDES OF THE UNIT. WELL LOCATED BETWEEN TWO METRO STOPS. FREE SHUTTLE TO METRO. SEPARATE WASHER AND DRYER IN UNIT. 2 GARAGE SPACES NEAR DOOR TO BUILDING. READY FOR AVAILABILITY IN EARLY SEPTEMBER. GREAT CONDITION AND NEWER CARPET. PRICED TO RENT FAST.BUILDING HAS POOL, BUS CENTER, BASKETBALL COURT AND GYM. [4854 Eisenhower Ave #357, Alexandria, VA]

Heart of Cameron Station! Two Level- Penthouse Model. 2 BDRS, 3.5 Baths, Separate Dining Area, 2nd Story Loft w/ Full Bath. Brand New A/C, Garage Parking- 1 Space. No Smoking, No Pets [4950 Brenman Park Dr #407, Alexandria, VA]

Bright & Open 2BR 2.5BA TH in Much Desired Townes at Cameron Parke! Gleaming Hrdwds! Gourmet Kit w/Granite C-tops, Built-In Wine Fridge & S/S Appls! Eat-In Area w/SGD to Relaxing Deck! Both BR’s w/full BA’s and lrg walk-in’s! Rear Load 2-Car Gar! Close to I-495, I-95, Metro stops, and min’s from National Harbor! OWC Pet w/Dep! No Smoking! [3850 Dominion Mill Dr, Alexandria, VA]

A PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED PROPERTY. Spacious 2BR, 2BA unit adjacent to Van Dorn Metro with amenities galore. Features include granite KT counters w/breakfast bar, wood floors, separate laundry room, gas heat and cooking, balcony, 2-space underground parking and more. Close to schools, Old Town Alexandria shopping & entertainment and major access routes. [4852 Eisenhower Ave #233, Alexandria, VA]

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, $2000/MONTH WITH GARAGE SPACE $1900/MONTH WITHOUT GARAGE SPACE, ALL UTILITIES.CONDO IN A SOUGHT AFTER COMMUNITY OF WATERGATE AT LANDMARK. A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE PARK FROM THE 14TH FL, WITH BALCONY. MANY AMENITIES INCLUDING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS, FITNESS CENTER WITH SAUNAS AND JACUZZI, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS, PLAYGROUNDS, SHUTTLE BUS TO METRO & SHOPPING. [203 Yoakum Pkwy #1419, Alexandria, VA]

**LOVELY CORNER UNIT CONDO WITH 3 BEDROOMS AND 2 FULL BATHS*1,370 SQ FT*SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM WITH LARGE SGD TO HUGE BALCONY*WOOD FLOORS THROUGH OUT**UPDATED KITCHEN WITH CORIAN COUNTERS AND NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES*MASTER BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE FULL BATH AND 2ND BALCONY*ALL UTILITES ARE INCLUDED IN THE RENT*1 CAR GARAGE SPACE AND 2 OPEN SPACES*GREAT VIEW** [6301 Stevenson Ave #801, Alexandria, VA]

Large 3 Bedroom Condo with 2 full Baths, updated Kitchen, Living Room, Dining room with New Hardwood Floors and Carpet. Master BR with full bath and walk-in closet. Business Center, pool, party room, gym, and more. Free shuttle to Van Dorn METRO. Tenants to pay Electric and $100.00 per month for Water, Gas, Trash and sewer. AFTER 6 PM PLEASE PARK IN VISTOR, PASS IN UNIT you will be towed!!!!! [12 van Dorn St S #205, Alexandria, VA]

Sample

Renting is a good way to get some firsthand experience with a neighborhood. Renting can let you sign a 1 year lease, say in a Shirlington 2 bedroom condo for example, with the option to continue, if you like the neighborhood. An advantage of this is you can test the waters, to see if you really love the features of this neighborhood or not. If you don’t like where you’re at, say for example, if the 4 bedroom, 2 story home in Lorton is not your style, you can always relocate to another place.

Pay as You Go

Many Americans live pay check to pay check. Upfront, you will have a security deposit, with a rate that depends on your credit score. If you have a good credit score, your property manager might only charge 1 months’ rent, for a security deposit. On the other hand, if you have a poor credit score, your property manager might charge 2 months’ rent, for a security deposit. After this initial fee (which can be refunded if you meet the requirements like passing the move out inspection), it’s nice to know that after a chunk of your paycheck is put into your monthly rent, there’s a good portion left for bills, necessities, and fun expenditures, like neighborhood nightlife or personal hobbies.

Short Term Commitment & Little Investment

Not sure if you want to stay in Northern Virginia, as a Washington DC commuting, GS-5? Do you have plans of living in California and seeing Napa Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco firsthand? Are you Active duty military, with upcoming orders for a new assignment, with no interest in the responsibility of becoming a homeowner? If so, these questions might make you lean towards renting, as opposed to buying. It’s nice to know that as a renter, you won’t have to worry about footing the bill for a repair on a roof that is falling apart, paying a monthly a condo fee (that could range anywhere from $150-$700), or paying the bill for a lawn service to pick up the leaves from your $1,000,000 Mount Vernon home, in fall. Overall, renting can be cheaper up front, but it isn’t for everyone. Also, who says you can’t just buy later?

Build Your Credit While You Sock Away Savings for a Down Payment

Paying your bills on time is an excellent way to build your credit score, and to show lenders that you know how to manage your money. If you are frugal, you can take a chip off each pay check, to build up a savings for buying a home in the future. The return on applying your savings to the purchase of the home of your dreams can be exponential. For those with an eye on the future, being a responsible tenant can prepare you financially and teach you the accountability necessary for home ownership.

Roommates

Spending time with friends can make for priceless memories. Living together can be fun and slightly cheaper than going solo. The process of getting a group of friends together to rent out a property can be a very rewarding and challenging process. A Nesbitt Realty Realtor, like Stuart Nesbitt, can help make the later stages of finding and renting a property simple. There are many different neighborhoods in Northern Virginia to choose from, that can fit your specific needs (such as being metro accessible, having a main street, Being near a good school, being luxurious, being a certain type of building style [e.g. high-rise or garden style, for example] ,being affordable, or even being off the beaten path).

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Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.