Northern Virginia Rental Spotlight

Take a gander at what was recently listed for rent in Alexandria.
Photo of 1306 Oronoco St

Rentals in 22314

635 N West St

3 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,700 sq.ft.

Price: $3,300

Property Type: Detached for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX240962

Subdivision: Old Town

Added: 11/01/19, Last Updated: 11/01/2019

834 N Columbus St

3 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,949 sq.ft.

Price: $4,300

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX240490

Subdivision: Old Town Commons

Added: 10/31/19, Last Updated: 10/31/2019

51 Skyhill Rd #302

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,186 sq.ft.

Price: $1,950

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX241042

Subdivision: Seminary Walk

Added: 10/25/19, Last Updated: 10/31/2019

1306 Oronoco St

3 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 1,260 sq.ft.

Price: $2,700

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX241180

Subdivision: Old Town Alexandria

Added: 10/31/19, Last Updated: 10/31/2019

1503 Oronoco St

3 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,365 sq.ft.

Price: $3,100

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX239080

Subdivision: Colecroft

Added: 09/09/19, Last Updated: 10/31/2019

516 Tobacco Quay

3 beds, 2 full,1 part baths

Home size: 1,628 sq.ft.

Price: $3,100

Property Type: Twin/Semi-Detached for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX227222

Subdivision: Tobacco Quay

Added: 03/09/19, Last Updated: 10/30/2019

526 N Payne St

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,060 sq.ft.

Price: $2,880

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX240330

Subdivision: Old Town Alexandria

Added: 10/13/19, Last Updated: 10/30/2019

1308 Duke St

3 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,245 sq.ft.

Price: $4,200

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX239760

Subdivision: Duke Condominium

Added: 09/13/19, Last Updated: 10/30/2019

533 Colecroft Ct

3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,225 sq.ft.

Price: $2,850

Property Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX241048

Subdivision: Colecroft

Added: 10/25/19, Last Updated: 10/29/2019

1760 Potomac Greens Dr

3 beds, 3 full,1 part baths

Home size: 2,436 sq.ft.

Price: $4,300

Property Type: Row/Townhouse for Rent

MLS Number: VAAX240612

Subdivision: Potomac Greens

Added: 10/14/19, Last Updated: 10/28/2019

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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).

 

 

Which Zip codes in Alexandria have similarly priced rental homes on the market?

22301 12 Active
22303 9 Active
22304 12 Active
22305 9 Active
22306 6 Active
22307 3 Active
22308 3 Active
22309 9 Active
22310 9 Active
22311 2 Active
22312 12 Active
22314 31 Active
22315 20 Active

[Or select your rental own criteria.]

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Will Nesbitt

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