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

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Rentals in 22207

2055 Woodstock St N #302

Fresh paint makes this spic and span unit ready for moving in for 2018. Top floor unit with two bedrooms, living room with great wall space for furniture arrangements, dining off living room with mirrors and chair rail. Kitchen with microwave, gas stove, fridge with ice maker and beautiful white upgraded cabinets. Large oversize 4’x4′ walk-in closet in hallway plus nice sized closets in bedrooms[$1,700Arlington, VA 22207]

2913 24th St N

Fantastic property on cul-de-sac in sought after Woodmont neighborhood! Remodeled kitchen and bath! Open floorplan! Rear deck backs to parkland! Commuter’s dream! Minutes to DC, I-66, DCA, Metro & Clarendon. Fee is $50 / Applicant. Rent includes Elec.,gas, water, trash, recycle & lawn care. Partially furnished.[$2,900Arlington, VA 22207]

5576 Lee Hwy #C-41

Great Neighborhood with top school district in Arlington. Minutes to DC and East Falls Church Metro. Wood Floor- Fresh paint – New Carpet in the bedrooms- New Vanities and brand new appliances. Washer /Dryer in the Condo.Two level with attached garage. A good size patio for entertaining and balcony for bedrooms.The renovation will be done soon.Walking distance to Lee Harrison Shopping Center.[$2,600Arlington, VA 22207]

1839 Dinwiddie St

Brand new hardwood floor and granite counter tops.,Galley Kitchen, full size fridge and gas stove. a/c window unit included, washer and dryer in unit , Building Rent includes free parking trash removal. Tenant pays electric and cooking gas, building behind VA hospital center New paint. 1.5 miles to Ballston metro close to Lee Highway harrison shopping center[$1,450Arlington, VA 22207]

2025 Lincoln St N #108

1[$1,800Arlington, VA 22207]

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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.