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Washington DC is the seat of the United States’ Federal Government, home to the White House and its Oval Office as well as the halls of Congress. The most powerful politicians in the world come and go, mingling, giving speeches, cutting deals for the benefit of their constituents and generally getting along as representatives must to keep the system moving forward. Such a hive of activity necessitates an entire industry to support it, to say nothing of the sub-industries it spawns, including lobbying groups and the necessary hospitality surrounding them and the many, many ranks of staffers each representative carries with them. And all of this ignores the tourism industry.

Purchasing property in Washington DC is necessarily very expensive, and rentals are not much cheaper. Even so, there are rental properties available to those willing to do a bit of hunting. However, expectations must be set in advance: one should not count on renting property in Washington DC on a budget. Washington DC rentals are more expensive than mortgages in much of the rest of the continental United States. It is possible to find deals, but approaching DC properties looking for a deal is not the best option.

In Washington DC, rentals are best located through real estate agents or by contacting rental property owners directly. The topography changes rapidly; staffers and interns move in and out frequently, often having to relocate. Consequently, the market is in perpetual upheaval, and it can be a dizzying experience to simply plunge headfirst and blind into the complex and changing market. Washington DC rental agents know the playing field, however, and have a certain edge: not only do they know what properties are available at any given time, be they apartments or bungalows, they have an insider edge on what properties will be available. Assuming an individual has a bit of time to plan and wait on their move to Washington DC, or simply time to wait, establishing a relationship with one of Washington DC’s many agents is the best angle to get the lease you need.

For those looking for a somewhat faster solution, the best angle is to get in touch with the landlords of potential property. To this end, Craigslist is one’s savior. Craigslist is fast-paced and can put individual would-be renters in contact with those looking to rent property out. For those that need to cut a quick deal, perhaps for something related to schooling, this is almost certainly the best option. Craigslist is not the most businesslike environment for any to deal in, more the online equivalent of a paper’s classified ads, but it is more than sufficient for property rental.

Washington DC rentals are unique in possibly the worst way for anyone not familiar with the worst corners of real estate, but even so, Washington DC rentals for all purposes are very possible.

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