Have you considered buying a place instead of renting? Often the price you pay for a rental will find you a fairly nice place to buy, if you financially qualify. Now is certainly the time to buy with LOW interest rates.
If you have a dog (depending on size), as a renter, it can be hard to find places that accept dogs over 40lbs. Buying a townhome, or single family home allows you to choose where you want to go -- a condo will restrict pet size.
Give us a call if this might be something that will interest you. In the least, we can get you pre-qualified and see if you actually qualify for a mortgage loan VS. just renting.
Chris Dudley - Realtor
Cell: (202) 297-3047
Tysons, VA Office: (703) 556-8600
Bethesda, MD & DC Office: (301) 907-7600
Long and Foster Realtors, Inc.
Licensed in VA, MD & DC.
We work at All Price Points, with Buyers & Sellers, Investors & Renters.