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

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Charming carriage house with off street parking in heart of Old Town. Dates back to 1920. 2 bedrooms with 1 small changing room/dressing room/office. Small dog permitted with deposit. No cats. [205 Columbus St S, Alexandria, VA]

Charming spacious 2 bedroom condo located in the Southwest Quadrant of Old Town! End unit with windows on 3 sides. Lovely hardwood floors. Updated kitchen & bath. Living room/dining room combo. Electric fireplace can remain if tenant wishes. Laundry facilities in building. Walkable to PTO & King St. metro. Blocks to the shops & restaurants in the heart of Old Town. Bike-Share steps from door! [722 Fayette St S #12, Alexandria, VA]

Upgraded 3 level town home in the heart of Old Town! Gorgeous hardwoods, plantation shutters, fire place w/granite surround. Remodeled kitchen with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances & new cabinets, separate dining area. Upper level bedrooms with renovated baths en-suite. Finished basement & fenced in trex patio. Street parking plus lot in back for guests! 15 minutes to the Pentagon [811 Green St, Alexandria, VA]

Enjoy this Queen Anne Style Historic OT 2/1.5 home built @ turn of the Century. Gourmet kitchen with Dining room off the kitchen and den/office area on main level. Beautifully hardscaped backyard for outdoor entertaining. 1/2 bath on main level and some original hardwood floors. Walk to all things Old Town and 2 metros! Pets case-by-case [1116 Princess St, Alexandria, VA]

Panoramic views of DC monuments and the Potomac from every room. 45 ft. balcony w/wall of windows flooding the apartment with natural light. One of Old Town’s premiere addresses. Enjoy lazy summer afternoons at the Rooftop pool & deck. Completely renovated with SS Bosch appliances. Blocks to shopping, bike trails, Old Town charm, King & Braddock Metro. 24 hr. concierge & security. Garage parking. [400 Madison St #2106, Alexandria, VA]

Light filled, spacious one bedroom at the Bearings South. Freshly painted throughout & warm hardwood floors. Wonderful attention to with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, cherry cabinets, & crown molding . Washer/Dryer located in building. Outstanding Old Town location-close to shops, restaurants, the bike path & other convenient community amenities! Easy access to commuter routes! [820b Washington St #128, Alexandria, VA]

GREAT BRICK TOWNHOUSE WITH 2 BR & 1 BA***GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO VRE, METRO, & RESTAURANTS***ACROSS THE POTOMAC RIVER FROM DC*** [6211/2 Alfred St, Alexandria, VA]

Zoned Commercial/Residential. Great location! 1 block to King St, 5 blocks to King St. Metro. Freshly painted, washer/dryer, large basement for storage or exercise area. Lots of natural light. Good closet space. Plenty of street parking. Back yard with rear entry.Enjoy all that, OT has to offer, shopping, dining, boutiques. Short walk to elementary school, playing fields and public pool. [1005 Cameron St W, Alexandria, VA]

Immaculate luxury 2 BR 2 BA in sought after 900 North Washington Condos. 2 garage spaces. Gourmet kitchen with Subzero refrigerator, granite counters, Grohe fixtures. Spa like master bath with marble counters, marble subway tile, glass enclosed shower. 2 garage spaces. 1 stor space. Walk to Braddock metro, Hank’s Pasta and all that Old Town has to offer. Pets case by case 25 lbs or less w deposit [900 Washington St N #304e, Alexandria, VA]

Very spacious Old Town apartment, Southern Exposure. Private gated community. Wood floors throughout! 1 block to King St. Short walk to metro. **All utilities, internet and basic cable included.** parking for $75 a month available 3 blocks away. [113 Fayette St #1, Alexandria, VA]

Finding a rental is not always easy. Depending on occupancy rates in a particular area, it actually might be quite difficult to find available rentals that are also within your price range and meet all of your pre-determined requirements. However, even in areas where there is not a great deal of competition for the available rentals, renters may still have some difficulty finding the perfect home.

Figure Out Your Needs

The first step of any rental search should begin with the potential renter carefully identifying all of their needs in a home. This list of needs will be different for every renter. While some renters are simply looking for a place to eat, bathe and sleep other renters may be looking for a living space which will serve a number of purposes including working, entertaining and participating in leisure activities or hobbies. Do you need to be close to the Metro? Do you want granite counters? Do you need a washer and dryer in the unit? What’s your budget?

It is important to prioritize your needs and distinguish between needs and wants because you’ll probably have to compromise.

Use Our Website

Once a renter has a good idea of the basic features he or she needs in a rental, it’s time to use our website to identify neighborhoods, condos and properties.  This research will give the renter an idea of the types of properties available for rent in Northern Virginia. Many people are shocked by the prices and what’s actually available.

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Renters can also help themselves in their search for a rental by seeking recommendations from a rental agent. Our agents know the area and know the market. Once you’ve identified your needs and wants, we can probably take you directly to the best option for you. [Read more about rental agents]

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Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.