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Are you searching for a $2,950 rental in 22203 for around $2,950?
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Rentals in 22203

820 Pollard St N #608

Luxury living walking distance to metro. Sixth floor, large 2br2bth in the heart of Arlington; lots of light;granite counter tops,washer/dryer inside the unit;Hardwood floor in the living area . 1-parking space. Building has fitness center, conference room. [Hawthorn$2,950]

516 N Wakefield St

An older home with a lot of charm and good spaces. Four bedrooms, 3 updated bathrooms, deck off the dining room, off street parking, very close to Ballston Mall and Metro. Repairs will be completed by Aug 10: replace front door and front steps, replace existing carpet. Vacant. Show! [Ballston$4,200]

317 N Manchester St

Located two blocks from Route 50 and near I-66. backs to Bluemont Park,a beautiful 70-acre pastoral park offering a cornucopia of activities including biking, jogging, hiking, basketball, disc golf, grass fields for baseball, softball,soccer, lacrosse or football, tennis and volleyball courts. The W&OD Bike Trailruns through the park and connects to other bike paths making biking to work an easy option. [Boulevard Manor$3,200]

441 N Nelson St

Wow, what a house just blocks from Virginia Square Metro. Features hardwood floors, huge updated kitchen, sun room, large deck overlooking landscaped back yard, upper level master bedroom with roof deck, and updated bathroom, large rec room in the basement. A must see. [Ashton Heights$5,200]

Finding the Perfect Rental Property

Every person may be defined as an individual, and as such we all have different wants and needs. This applies to all aspects of our lives but may be particularly frustrating while searching for a home. In the rental market, it is clear that one size does not fit all and being able to find the perfect property poses a serious challenge.

Adding to the challenge is the fact that occupancy rates and rents in desirable areas may be high, and it is often difficult to find a property that suits both your budget and your requirements. Even in areas where there are more available properties it might still be difficult to find something that ticks all the boxes.

Here are a few tips to take some of the stress out of the search:

Know Your Needs

You, as a potential renter, should be well-aware of your needs.  Some people are simply looking for a place to eat, sleep and shower while others are looking for a lifestyle or a space that will accommodate various activities, such as working, entertaining and hobbies. Think about what the space needs to do for you and make a list of your specific requirements. For example, do you need built in kitchen appliances? Is a washer and dryer essential or is there a laundry nearby? Do you need easy access to the metro or do you need parking for a car? These are questions only you can answer. After you have answered these questions the best you can, you need to consider the all-important budget. What will your money get you and what are you prepared to sacrifice to stay within budget?

Remember when you assess your requirements to differentiate between wants and needs because, unfortunately, you will most likely have to make a compromise somewhere. Your needs are the things you cannot survive without and your wants are those little extras that make your life more comfortable but are not essential. Take your list of requirements and mark your wants and needs in different colors and then rank them in order of importance. Remember your needs are always more important than your wants.

Use Our Tools

Once you know what you need and you have a good idea of the basic features you are looking for, it is then time to turn to our website. The website is designed to give you a good idea of the cost and type of properties available in Northern Virginia and help you identify potential rental properties.  This should hopefully take the frustration out of the search by enabling you to eliminate properties that do not meet your needs or budget.

Get Our Recommendations

Rental Agents cannot tell you what you need or which property to choose but they can give you invaluable advice. Once you have identified your requirements, contact our Rental Agents to help you find the right property. Clearly explain to the agent what you are searching for. Our agents know the area and the market; and if they know what you are looking for, they can probably take you directly to a property that ticks all the right boxes. [Read more about rental agents.]

[Or select your rental own criteria.]

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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office. Aubrey is a service-disabled retired veteran and a part of our family. We give him the opportunity to work at the office and on the web as part of his recovery. The opinions and statements presented by Aubrey are his own and we don't necessarily agree with them.