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

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Stunning modern and sophisticated 1 bedroom condo in OT just blocks from the King St metro. Panoramic 9 ft windows, soaring 11 ft ceilings, SS appliances, granite countertops & gorgeous wood floors. W/D in unit. Steps from great retail. Assigned garage pkg. Nonrefundable move in fee: $150 (M-F), $250 (weekends). Refundable move in deposit ($300). Optional $400/yr amenity fee for pool/fitness ctr. [520 John Carlyle St #416, Alexandria, VA]

Old Town Alexandria charm. 2rd floor unit. Across from Misha’s Coffee house. Less than mile to metro. Small pets considered. No dogs. [115 Patrick St S #204, Alexandria, VA]

Opening on to delightful courtyard, this is a really lovely home. Fresh paint. Just finished refinished wood floors. Upgraded kitchen with slider to large fenced rear deck. 3BR’s/2BA’s. One block to Metro and thisclose to everything else. One assigned parking + ample street. Pets on CBC basis w/$100 monthly fee (1st year only). Min inc = $111,600. Cert funds required. Super nice! Don’t wait [560 Colecroft Ct, Alexandria, VA]

Jefferson Walk Apartments, 1st floor, 1 bedroom/1 bath. Great location – Close to restaurants, shops, bus stop, metro, bike path. Coin laundry in basement. No Pets permitted. Limited off-street resident parking in rear of building. [818 Jefferson St #B, Alexandria, VA]

One of the most interesting homes in Old Town! Historic home with a contemporary interior. Large family room with wood burning stove, private walled patio, 2 nice sized bedrooms each with own full bath and modern kitchen and dining room with granite and slate. Full sized washer dryer. Easy walk to either King St or Braddock Road metros and just 3 blocks from King St and all the fun of Old Town. [304 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA]

Fabulous townhouse in the heart of Old Town in the sought after Brocketts Crossing community. Fireplace, washer/dryer, private back courtyard and off street parking. Old Town Charm! App fee & Security deposit required in certified funds at time of application. 1st full months rent due at the time of lease signing. Make checks payable to Rector Best Property Managment. [350 St Asaph N #350, Alexandria, VA]

Fantastic 2 level – 3 bedroom – 1.5 bath home in central location**Newer appliances**Spacious bedrooms**Remodeled baths**Private parking for 2 cars plus street parking**2 city blocks to Braddock Metro**2 blocks to Charles Houston Rec Center with pool, fitness center and more**Walk to restaurants**Bike to Old Town*Pets case by case**Rent includes security alarm monitoring and trash [1017 First St, Alexandria, VA]

LOCATION LOCATION SUPERIOR SWEEPING VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN DC/OT FROM LARGE BALCONY. Huge unit, updated, available furnished or unfurnished, short-term or long term rental. Pets<25lbs. Garage parking. Rent Inc. cable/internet. Pool, gym, sauna, 24 hr front desk, MIN to DC/Cap Hill, waterfront blding, short walk to King St, metro nearby, too many amenities to list. Great location, quiet, well managed, [501 Slaters Ln #922, Alexandria, VA]

AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE MOVE IN. Beautiful ALL BRICK END unit townhouse in wildly convenient COLECROFT. 3 beds/2baths 4 levels. Just REFINISHED wood floors. UpGRADED kitchen. HUGE basement. Full size washer/dryer. Fenced rear deck. 1 assigned parking + TONS on street. Pets CBC (size age weight # restricted) w/$100 monthly fee. Cert funds required. Min Inc to qual = $111,600. Hurry up! [1543 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA]

End unit townhouse in S Old Town, bright and clean with 2 renovated tile baths, hardwood floors on upper two levels, kitchen with granite/stainless appliances. Large deck off kitchen/dining in back with 2 parking spaces off alley. Screened cellar porch, lower level room same size as master bedroom, bath and laundry on lower level. Nice landscaping in front with wrought iron fence. I495 ez access. [610 Fayette St S, Alexandria, VA]

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]

If you need an agent contact Andrew Patton.

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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.