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RENTING IN MD, DC AND VA

Renting is an option for many undergraduate/graduate/law students or for those here on short-term work assignments, internships, or have just moved to the area, etc.


Here are ten important questions to answer and share with your Realtor >>>

1) How important is it that you be near a Metro in term of distance. Walking within 15 minutes or are you flexible?

2) Parking: off-street parking (are you going to have a car here?) or street parking is OK with you?

3) Gym or Pool access? Dishwasher? On site Washer/Dryer? Pet(s)?

4) If you are relocating, are you interested in finding something while you are here on this trip or possibly return again if you didn't? Typically we can helf ypu identify you a place in one day. What time will you be here? Will you arrive in the morning or be coming in the previous night? Where will you be staying? Are you driving or flying in? Is someone joining us in the search since you are looking for a two-bedroom (three or four-bedroom)?

5) Please bring a few pieces of documentation with you.. 1) Copies of your driver's license or passport, 2) Copies of two recent paystubs or a W-2, 3) Are you planning to attend school or starting a new job? If school, copy of your offer letter. If a new job, copy of the offer letter with salary information included in the text.

6) Is anyone going to be a cosigner (almost a necessity if you are in school full-time)?  If so, they too will have to fill out the application form and have their credit checked.  Typically, the application fee ranges from $25 to $50 depending on the listing agent/ landlord/jurisdiction.  All cosigners need the same/similar documentation.

7) Are you planning to look on Craigslist too?  If so, I'd ask you to work with me about 3-5 hours uninterrupted first. My commission is paid by the landlord so you don't have to worry about an hourly rate or having to pay for my services.

8) Does you monthly rent budget of $XX,XXX include utilities?

9) Or any other neighborhoods that come to mind that you might be interested in? Where are you going to be centered for work, school, activities?

10) I'll start sending you emails with possible properties that we can view together after you get a chance to read this email and reply. If there are some of interest in seeing a property, please let me know the address or the multiple listing number. I'll need to call the listing agent to gain more information or access. So is there any other piece of information you think I need to know prior to my search of properties?


Now you found the place you want to live. The perfect rental property. Are you ready to complete a Rental Application?

Then click below to access Rental Application.

Now you found the place you want to live. The perfect rental property. Are you ready to complete a Rental Application?


Then click below to access Rental Application.


To use this application you must have:

 

 

 

 

  • an Agent
  • seen the property you wish to rent


In order to complete the application you will need to have the following information:

  • Your Current Address Information
  • Your Previous Address Information
  • Your Employment Information
  • Your Financial Information
  • Your Agent’s Information
  • Your Vehicle Information

You or your whole party must each complete the entire application in order to submit it to listing company, along with a check covering the Application Fee and Earnest Money Deposit. Partially completed applications will not be processed.


Please consult me for application submission questions.

Rental Application  - pdf version:
http://real-estate-services.longandfoster.com/Property_Management/L&F%20Residential%20Rental%20Application.pdf
Rental Application - word version:
http://real-estate-services.longandfoster.com/Property_Management/L&F%20Residential%20Rental%20Application.doc

New Condos, Lofts and Urban Living in Metro DC - www.dclofts.com/newcondodirectory.html

*Please contact Kathleen if you'd like to learn more about these unique communities


Neighborhood Videos and Panoramas

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/realestate/features/2006/neighborhood_views/index.html


DC neighborhoods by ward

 en.wikipedia.org/wioki/neighborhoods_in_washington,_D.C.


Neighborhood Walkability Scorewww.walkscore.com


Statistics by address www.homefact.com

Emergency Numbers
Poison Control 800-492-2414
Police Non-Emergency 301-279-8000
Suburban Hospital 301-896-3100
Sibley Hospital


Community Links
Montgomery County Government: www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Property Tax Information: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/tax/index.asp
Property Survey Plats: www.plats.net
Montgomery County Master Plans: http://www.mc-mncppc.org/community/plan_areas/master_plans.shtm
Kenwood Park: www.kenwoodparkweb.net
Bethesda Activities and Amenities: www.bethesda.org
Bethesda Chamber of Commerce: www.bccchamber.org
Bethesda Community Outreach: www.bethesdacares.org
Cabin John: www.cabinjohn.org
Glen Echo: www.nps.gov/glec
Glen Echo Park: www.nps.gov/glenc
Capital Crescent Trail: www.cctrail.org
Bethesda, Maryland: www.city-data.com/city/Bethesda-Maryland.html
Rockville, Maryland: www.rockvillemd.gov
Potomac, Maryland: www.potomacchamber.org
Kensington, Maryland: www.tok.org
Washington, DC: www.dc.gov
Fairfax County, Virginia: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Arlington County, Virginia: www.arlingtonva.us
Chevy Chase, Maryland: www.townofchevychase.org
Chevy Chase, Maryland: www.city-data.com/city/Chevy-Chase-Maryland.html
Chevy Chase, DC: http://chevychasedc.webresident.net
Palisades, DC: www.palisadesdc.org
Palisades DC: http://palisadesdc.webresident.net


MD interesting websites

Baltimore Inner Harbor: www.baltimore.to
Strathmore Performing Arts: www.strathmore.org


Bethesda Entertainment/Services
Bethesda Row Cinemas 301-652-7273
Bethesda Sport & Health Club 656-9570
Edible Arrangements 301-263-1020
Jolie the Day Spa 301-986-9293
Montgomery Mall 301-469-6025
Regal Cinemas 301-718-9449
Safeway Grocery 301-718-0897
White Flint Mall 301-468-5777


Useful Numbers
Allegheny Power 800-255-3443
Bethesda Library 240-777-0970
Bethesda Parks 301-299-0024
Comcast 800-266-2278
Frederick City Water and Sewer 301-694-1421
Frederick County Water and Sewer 301-694-1126
Frederick Gas Co. 301-662-2151Metro 202-637-7000

 

PEPCO Utilities 202-833-7500
Rockville Water and Sewer  240-314-8420
Verizon 888-558-1555
Washington Gas 703-750-1000
WSSC Water and Sewer 301-206-4001


Bethesda Restaurants
Balducci's 301-564-3100
Bethesda Bagels 301-652-8990
Clydes 301-951-9600
Jaleo 301-913-0030
Houston's 301-656-9755
McCormick & Schmick's 301-961-2626
Mon Ami Gabi 301-654-1234
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 301-652-7877
The Cheesecake Factory 301-770-0999


DC interesting websites
DC Parks and Recreation: www.dpr.dc.gov/dpr/site/default.asp
Explore DC: www.exploredc.org
Smithsonian: www.si.edu
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: www.kennedy-center.org
Washington Nationals: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=was
DC United: http://dcunited.mlsnet.com/t103/index.jsp


DC Resources
PEPCO 202-833-7500
WASA Water and Sewer 202-787-2000
Verizon 202-954-6263
Washington Gas 800-752-7520


VA interesting websites
Tysons Corner: www.shoptysons.com
Wolf Trap: www.wolf-trap.org


VA Resources
Alexandria Water and Sewer 703-549-7080
Dominion Power Electric 703-667-3000
Fairfax County Water and Sewer 703-698-5800
Falls Church Water and Sewer 703-248-5071
Verizon 703-954-6222
NOVEC Electric 703-335-0500


Restaurants
Great local restaurants/ratings www.dinese.com


Safety
DC Crime Statistics by address: http://crimemap.dc.gov/presentation/query.asp
http://www.crimereports.com/

 

Find nearby sex offenders - Family Watchdog - Your family's best friend - Awareness is your best defense:  http://familywatchdog.us


DC Cell Phone Usage Reminder
Since July, 2004, all drivers in DC (regardless of residency) must use a hands-free device while driving (except for emergencies and on-duty emergency and police personnel.)

How Much It'll Cost You: $100, but first-time offenders can get it suspended by buying a hands-free accessory within a specified time.


Environmental
Environmental Facts by Zipcode: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/comsearch.htm
Local environmental health by county/pollution report card:
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html

 

Fun Game to learn more about the location of individual DC neighborhoods

http://www.click-that-hood.com/?city=washington


Cost of Renovations

 

 

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