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Last updated August 19 at 4:51 PM

822 Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Portsmouth, VA

Finding an apartment in Portsmouth that accepts your pet may not be easy, but it’s very possible. Keep in mind, most of the time you’ll have to pay a premium for bringing your... Read Guide >
Beacon303 at Olde Towne Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,126
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,358
872 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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In the heart of Portsmouth, VA, Beacon303 at Olde Towne is the urban dweller’s dream apartment community. Located near restaurants and charming cafes, our cozy one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments boast nearby access to dining, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and so much more. Not to mention, our units come complete with private patios, spacious closets, and stainless steel appliances. Come find out what city living really is at the Beacon303 at Olde Towne.
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New Port Landing Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$881
480 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
610 sqft
Live lavishly at the New Port Landing in Portsmouth, Virginia. Where upscale design meets copious convenience, that’s where you’ll find our gorgeous one- and two-bedroom apartments complete with state-of-the-art large walk-in closets, well-equipped kitchens, and extra storage space. As an exclusive community perk, you’ll also enjoy access to our 24-hour emergency maintenance, laundry center, as well as package receiving. Discover a place to live and a lifestyle to love.
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Chesapeake Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,269
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,429
830 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,554
934 sqft
Quiet community in Chesapeake with dog park, grilling area, pool and playground. All units have laundry hookups, patio/balcony and dishwashers. Garden apartments and townhomes available. Pet-friendly.
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Quarters at Park View Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,230
655 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,744
1016 sqft
Beautiful gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances in every unit. Imaging ending a long day at work in the huge soaker tub, in the spacious bathroom with a double vanity. The expansive bedroom space will more than accommodate a king size bed!The Quarters at Park View a luxury apartment community in the historic Park View area of Portsmouth, Virginia. The Quarters offer a great residential environment, upscale amenities, and world-class service for our residents. We offer thoughtfully-designed studio, one, and two bedroom apartments with optional garages, and carriage homes. Whether you want to relax by our resort-style pool or workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, The Quarters is sure to have something for you!*prices and availability are subject to change without notice(RLNE4059192)
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Crawford House Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,121
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,561
695 sqft
Crawford House, a brand new apartment community located in Olde Towne Portsmouth combines urban style with modern convenience. As our resident you’ll enjoy amazing water views of the Elizabeth River and the ease of living just moments away from shopping, dining, entertainment, and a short ferry ride to the Norfolk Waterside.
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Sterling King Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,286
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Sterling King Apartments in Downtown Portsmouth, VA, combines urban convenience with modern luxury. Our spacious apartment homes put you exactly where you need to be. Warm and comfortable inside, with everything Olde Towne Portsmouth has to offer just outside your door. From the sleek designed interiors to the contemporary fixtures, here you will find everything you want in your new home.
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Nav850-Beacon303 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
Contact for Availability
1 Bedroom
$915
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
3 Bedrooms
$1,355
Conveniently located community right next to the Naval Medical Center, Fort Nelson Park and the Elizabeth River. Swimming pools, dog parks and clubhouse on site. Apartments boast vaulted ceilings and complimentary cable and internet.
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2106 Nashville Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$1,926
1485 sqft
Owned and Managed by Sylvan Homes. Sylvan Homes does not advertise on Craigslist or Social Serve or Facebook Marketplace. We will never ask you to wire money. Application for this property is only through Sylvan Homes website. Please read the requirements and qualifications here: https://sylvanhs.com/apply/tenant-requirements/ Pretty as a picture, this 4BR 2BA home is ready for new residents. Spend time with guests in the spacious and cozy living room, perfect for entertaining. A cooking enthusiast will enjoy the nice kitchen with all appliances, marble counters and floors, and lots of cabinet space. There's fresh interior paint throughout and each bedroom is sufficient in size, with a large window allowing natural light to flow. The cute patio in the backyard adds a perfect touch. Make this home yours today! Deposit determined by credit score. Applicant to verify school. Renter insurance required. Landscaping and pest control are Tenant responsibilities. The property allows self-guided viewing without an appointment. Neighborhood: unknown High school: I.C. NORCOM HIGH SCHOOL Middle school: CRADOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL Elementary school: DOUGLASS PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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2016 North Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,045
1980 sqft
Location! Location! Location! Great location available now. Schedule a viewing today. All Keyrenter Hampton Roads residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) for $45.95/month which includes renters insurance, HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments, $1M Identity Protection, move-in concierge service making utility connection and home service setup a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! More details upon application.
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1040 Ann St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1614 sqft
Home shows well. Lots of amenities and a detached garage/ work shop in the back. Great location. All Keyrenter Hampton Roads residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) for $45.95/month which includes renters insurance, HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments, $1M Identity Protection, move-in concierge service making utility connection and home service setup a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! More details upon application. Amenities: Dining Room, Fenced Yard (Part), Garage Opener, laundry on-site, Living Room, Yard (partly fenced)
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701 Hamilton Ave Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1768 sqft
Great location and built in 2017! For more information, qualifications, video walk through, and applications go to www.KeyrenterHamptonRoads.com. All Keyrenter Hampton Roads residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) for $45.95/month which includes renters insurance, HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments, $1M Identity Protection, move-in concierge service making utility connection and home service setup a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! More details upon application. Amenities: Alarm System, Cable Ready, Corner Lot, Fenced Yard (Full), Garage Opener, Granite Countertops, Hardwood Floor, Living Room, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tile Floor, Walk-In Closet, yard (fully fenced)
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1523 Des Moines Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$975
738 sqft
124 Carol Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,400
900 sqft
3 bedroom house in Cavalier Manor is just adorable! Luxury washed oak vinyl floors and upscale two tone paint! 3 bedrooms, one full bath. Tons of closets! Large laundry room has room for extra storage or a free standing freezer. Fenced in backyard. LEASE REQUIREMENT 12 Months Minimum. This could be longer, as we don't expired leases between the months of Oct Feb. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. Please review the following criteria and terms carefully and only apply if you meet them. Because of the amount of time it takes our staff to review applications to ensure they are complete, application fees are not refundable. Completed applications can be transferred to another available property within 30 days by contacting our leasing agent at 757-773-7368. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL - Have verifiable, reliable gross income of at least 3 times the rent and net income of at least 2.5 times the rent (Exception HUD or VA VASH voucher holder) - Have no more than 2 occupants/bedroom - Not owe any money to a previous landlord - Not have any recent evictions - Not have any unpaid utilities or car payments reported on the credit report or court records - Not have been convicted of any crimes against people or property in the last 7 years - Not have been convicted of any drug manufacturing or distribution charges in the last 7 years -Have no breed pet considered aggressive or vicious APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (HOW TO APPLY): Visit our company website at www.pmivirginia.com. Click on Rentals and click on VIEW DETAILS for the property you want to apply for, then click on APPLY ONLINE. Ensure that you have all the required documents handy (Log in info for all if your income deposit sources, your most recent 2 months paystub for all income sources, Government Issued IDs for all adults). Complete all the Required Information then Hit Submit, Applicants will be required to complete an income verification with theclosingdocs.com. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Go to your e-mail and find the e-signature that will walk you through signing and paying for the application. UPON ACCEPTANCE Lease must be signed, and deposit paid within 48 hours of acceptance. (See exception for SEC 8 voucher holders below.) A whole months rent will be due upon move-in. If lease begins after the first of the month, a prorated rent will be charged for the second month of the lease term. MILITARY APPLICANTS Please upload a copy of your most current orders with your application. Your PRD must be at least 12 months after your lease start date. SEC 8 APPLICANTS Please upload a copy of your voucher with your application. If the voucher indicates a bedroom # the same as the property you are applying for or more, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least one times the rent. If your voucher indicates a bedroom # lower than the number of bedrooms you are applying for, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least two times the rent. Property will remain on the market until a reservation fee equal to one times the rent is received, since HUD will not allow a lease to be signed until after the property passes inspection. PETS - Maximum of one pet, no vicious breeds. First Month's Rent due at Lease Execution / This posting is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Only listings at PMI Virginia's website is current. APPLICATION TURNAROUND TIME: 2-3 business days depending on how quickly your references respond to our inquiries. Applications submitted on weekends or holidays will be considered submitted on the next business day. Applications will not be considered completed until the petscreening.com report is completed, and all adult applicants have completed the following: submitted all required documentation, signed the application, paid the application fee, completed the income verification with theclosingdocs.com. ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN RENT: Application Fee - $50 per Adult (+$5 processing fee if you pay on-line) Deposit Minimum of one-month rent. Could be higher based on risk factors. Filter Maintenance Program - $15/Month in homes with central air t
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200 Stratford St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,450
900 sqft
Gorgeous new paint and luxury vinyl wood grain floors. 3 bedrooms 1 bath ranch style home. No carpet. Carport offers covered driveway parking. Washer/Dryer hookup is located in a room off the carport. LEASE REQUIREMENT 12 Months Minimum. This could be longer, as we do not expire leases from Oct through Feb. APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. Please review the following criteria and terms carefully and only apply if you meet them. Because of the amount of time it takes our staff to review applications to ensure they are complete, application fees are not refundable. Completed applications can be transferred to another available property within 30 days by contacting our leasing agent at 757-773-7368. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL - Have verifiable, reliable gross income of at least 3 times the rent and net income of at least 2.5 times the rent (Exception HUD or VA VASH voucher holder) - Have no more than 2 occupants/bedroom - Have no more than 2 unrelated adults. (Relationship must be spouse or parent/child to qualify.) - Not owe any money to a previous landlord - Not have any recent evictions - Not have any unpaid utilities or car payments reported on the credit report or court records - Not have been convicted of any crimes against people or property in the last 7 years - Not have been convicted of any drug manufacturing or distribution charges in the last 7 years - Have no vicious breed dogs APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (HOW TO APPLY): Visit our company website at www.pmivirginia.com. Click on Rentals and click on VIEW DETAILS for the property you want to apply for, then click on APPLY ONLINE. Ensure that you have all the required documents handy (Log in info for all if your income deposit sources, your most recent 2 months paystub for all income sources, Government Issued IDs for all adults). Complete all the Required Information then Hit Submit. Go to your e-mail and find the e-signature that will walk you through signing and paying for the application. THIRD PARTY INCOME VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to complete an income verification with theclosingdocs.com. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. UPON ACCEPTANCE: Lease must be signed, and deposit paid within 48 hours of acceptance. (See exception for SEC 8 voucher holders below.) A whole months rent will be due upon move-in. If lease begins after the first of the month, a prorated rent will be charged for the second month of the lease term. MILITARY APPLICANTS: Please upload a copy of your most current orders with your application. Your PRD must be at least 12 months after your lease start date. SEC 8 APPLICANTS: Please upload a copy of your voucher with your application. If the voucher indicates a bedroom # the same as the property you are applying for or more, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least one times the rent. If your voucher indicates a bedroom # lower than the number of bedrooms you are applying for, we require you have monthly verifiable, reliable income of at least two times the rent. Property will remain on the market until a reservation fee equal to one times the rent is received, since HUD will not allow a lease to be signed until after the property passes inspection. First Month's Rent due at Lease Execution. This posting is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Only listings at PMI Virginia's website is current. Pet Application Fees - $20 for the first pet $15 for addl paid to petscreening.com Pet Initiation Fee - $250-400/pet, depending on the risk factor result from petscreening.com Pet Rent - $25-45/pet, depending on paw score from petscreening.com $1.95 eCheck Fee per Rental Payment; Online Payments Only APPLICATION TURNAROUND TIME: 2-3 business days depending on how quickly your references respond to our inquiries. Applications submitted on weekends or holidays will be considered submitted on the next business day. Applications will not be considered completed until the petscreening.com report is completed, and all adult applicants have completed the following: submitted all required documentation, signed the application, paid the application fee, completed the income verification with theclosingdocs.com. ADDITIONAL FEES NOT INCLUDED IN RENT: Application Fee - $50 per Adult (+$5 processing fee if you pay on-line) Deposit Minimum of one-month rent. Could be higher based on risk factors. Filter Maintenance Program - $15/Month in homes with central air
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166 Webster Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$2,400
3010 sqft
4 Bedroom, 3 bath home
3610 Cardinal Lane Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$2,400
2250 sqft
Beautiful open floor plan. The kitchen is introduced by a stunning archway, and the dining area looks out to the broad, fenced backyard. Grande primary bedroom with ensuite and large walk-in closet. Primary bathroom features double sink vanity, large soaker tub, and seperate shower. All of the additional rooms are a great size. Pet Friendly. Pet fee per pet of $250.00. Monthly pet administrative fee per pet between $25-$45 based on risk score accessed through petsceening.com. $60 per adult applicant. One-time lease prep fee of $150.00, deposit, and pet fee(s) required upon approval. Tenant Benefit Package is $45 per month for 2 tenants + $5 per month for each additional tenant. Washer/Dryer are "as is". NOT SECTION 8 APPROVED.
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285 Court Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1560 sqft
Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath home in Historic Olde Town. Relax on your private balcony with stunning waterfront views overlooking Crawford Bay and Tidewater Yacht Club and Marina. Corner lot convenient to High Street shopping & dining, Portsmouth Naval Hospital and more. Interstate access and local bases are minutes away. If you are looking to take a step back in time with all of the modern conveniences of today, this is the one! No pets please. $60 per adult applicant. One-time lease prep fee of $150.00, deposit, and pet fee(s) required upon approval. Tenant Benefit Package is $45 per month for 2 tenants + $5 per month for each additional tenant.
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408 Queen Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1698 sqft
Location, Location, Location Don't miss this on your list of potentials. Close proximity to USCG, Portsmouth Naval Medical, restaurants, movies and pubs. Be part of the Olde Towne community, friendly, and civic minded. Property has been updated with modern conveniences but has charm of old. Contact agent for appointment and requirements. Security deposit same as rent. Pets on a case by case basis. Credit, previous tenancy and employment verification for approval.
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303 North Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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NEW, NEW, NEW! Fully renovated unit move in ready! New appliances, new floors, new paint, new mini splits, and washer dryer in unit! Pets are case by case basis with pet deposit and pet rent. Don't miss your chance at living in the historic district of Olde Towne! Parking decal from the city required for street parking. Credit score minimum of 600 and no evictions or judgements. Text Danielle for availability, scheduling a showing and with any questions. Application is at www.inletrealty.com!
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1413 Highland Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,650
This home has so much charm with fenced in back yard, ready for the next people to make it their home. Pets on approval basis with additional pet deposit with a yearly lease.
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603 Whitestone Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1000 sqft
Upgraded 3BR 2BA available August 16, 2022! - This 3BR 2BA bungalow boasts gorgeous and unique upgrades that make this property a must-see! The interior of this property provides an updated kitchen, new floors, open concept living and dining area with custom bench, upgraded fixtues, and a lavish custom-built primary on-suite bathroom. On the exterior, you have a 2+ car driveway, large fenced-in backyard, utility room with washer and dryer, finished detached garage, covered back deck, and storage shed. Pet friendly, limit of 2, small dogs preferred. The washer and dryer are conveyed as is. Full-service landscaping is included in the rent. All other utilities are separate. Located approx. 1 mile from Chesapeake city line, close to shopping, and interstate. (RLNE7637527)
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3632 Towne Point Road Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1500 sqft
BRAND-NEW & Ready For You On 08-15-22! Attached Garage - Stainless Steel Appliances - Pet Friendly! - Combining quality craftsmanship, stylish interiors, and a superb central location! Be the first to call Churchland Commons at Towne Point Home-SWEET-Home! A brand-spanking-new community of new-construction homes ready for move-in on 08-15-22. Do not miss out on this hidden community of only 15 spacious 3/2.5 townhomes. Each of these charming homes features a private covered entryway, fresh neutral color palette throughout, open floor-plans and the latest fixtures, floorplan design and energy efficient systems, PLUS ample parking including an attached 1-car garage with opener PLUS each home comes with a private parking pad for 2 additional vehicles. . You’ll appreciate the open-floorplan concept with 1,500 square feet of well-appointed living space and a private patio. Complete with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tankless hot-water heaters, luxury vinyl tile downstairs, and plush carpeting upstairs! Tour these lovely homes NOW, because they will not last. . Only 7 miles to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, easy access to interstates, 10 minutes to Northern Suffolk, 20-30 minute commute to Newport News Shipbuilding, Norfolk Naval Base, Greenbrier in Chesapeake, and Towne Center in Virginia Beach! Convenient commutes and just minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment! PLUS great Churchland schools too! Pets under 40lbs will be considered case-by-case for well-qualified applicants with deposit & monthly pet rent. Please review the criteria below & select "contact us" for your showing of this exceptional home before it's gone!! . CRITERIA CONSIDERED – PLEASE READ: - Credit (Account standing w/out judgments/repo’s/collections/open bankruptcies) - Beacon/FICO score (600 or higher) - Debt to income ratio (Should be below 40% including prospective rent) - Employment History/Income Verification (submit paystubs/Employment Letters/LES & Orders) - Bank statements will not be accepted as income verification - Rental/mortgage history/utilities (Payment history – no late payments or balances owed) - Eviction proceedings records (Should be none – you can owe no landlords or be breaking a lease) - A Deposit equal to 1 month’s rent due upon approval PLUS pet deposits – if applicable . SCHOOLS ZONES: Churchland Elementary, Churchland Middle, & Churchland High School . MILES TO MILITARY BASES: Little Creek Amphibious Base – 21 Miles Oceana Naval Air Station - 29 Miles Norfolk Naval Station - 13 Miles Dam Neck Fleet Training Center - 31 Miles Portsmouth Naval Medical Center - 7 Miles . SHOWING/APPLICATION DETAILS: Visit www.PropertyManagementVB.com to secure this home with an application & request more information about the home & Stephanie Clark Property Management! (RLNE7624142)
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3630 Towne Point Road Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$2,275
1500 sqft
BRAND-NEW & Ready For You On 08-15-22! End-Unit - Attached Garage - Stainless Steel Appliances - Pet Friendly! - Combining quality craftsmanship, stylish interiors, and a superb central location! Be the first to call Churchland Commons at Towne Point Home-SWEET-Home! A brand-spanking-new community of new-construction homes ready for move-in on 08-15-22. Do not miss out on this hidden community of only 15 spacious 3/2.5 townhomes. Each of these charming homes features a private covered entryway, fresh neutral color palette throughout, open floorplans, the latest fixtures, energy efficient systems, and ample parking including an attached 1-car garage with opener PLUS each home comes with a private parking pad for 2 additional vehicles. . An end-unit model and you’ll appreciate the open floor-plan concept with 1,500 square feet of well-appointed living space and a private patio. Complete with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tankless hot-water heaters, luxury vinyl tile downstairs and plush carpeting upstairs! . Interior units also available at $2,200! Tour these lovely homes NOW, because they will not last. Only 7 miles to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, easy access to interstates, 10 minutes to Northern Suffolk, 20-30 minute commute to Newport News Shipbuilding, Norfolk Naval Base, Greenbrier in Chesapeake, and Towne Center in Virginia Beach! Convenient commutes and just minutes away from shopping, dining, and entertainment! PLUS great Churchland schools too! Pets under 40lbs will be considered case-by-case for well qualified applicants with deposit & monthly pet rent. Please review the criteria below & select "contact us" for your showing of this exceptional home before it's gone!! . CRITERIA CONSIDERED – PLEASE READ: - Credit (Account standing w/out judgments/repo’s/collections/open bankruptcies) - Beacon/FICO score (600 or higher) - Debt to income ratio (Should be below 40% including prospective rent) - Employment History/Income Verification (submit paystubs/Employment Letters/LES & Orders) - Bank statements will not be accepted as income verification - Rental/mortgage history/utilities (Payment history – no late payments or balances owed) - Eviction proceedings records (Should be none – you can owe no landlords or be breaking a lease) - A Deposit equal to 1 month’s rent due upon approval PLUS pet deposits – if applicable . SCHOOLS ZONES: Churchland Elementary, Churchland Middle, & Churchland High School . MILES TO MILITARY BASES: Little Creek Amphibious Base – 21 Miles Oceana Naval Air Station - 29 Miles Norfolk Naval Station - 13 Miles Dam Neck Fleet Training Center - 31 Miles Portsmouth Naval Medical Center - 7 Miles . SHOWING/APPLICATION DETAILS: Visit www.PropertyManagementVB.com to secure this home with an application & request more information about the home & Stephanie Clark Property Management! (RLNE7622357)
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3508 Creig St Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$1,995
Beautiful 4-bedroom,3 full bath, well-maintained home that was fully renovated in 2020. This home features an open floor plan with a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a custom tile backsplash. (RLNE7583025)
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City Guide for Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth, Virginia is home to the largest naval shipyard in the world. Don't let the name confuse you, though. It's named after the neighboring city of Norfolk.

Portsmouth is a city that forms a piece of what seems like a seamless community surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads include Norfolk, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News. The first official successful settlement in the Americas, Jamestown, lies only a few miles up river. Colonial era homes still line the streets mixed with modern advancements and the skyscrapers of downtown Norfolk. The military has a strong presence in the city and makes for the majority of the local infrastructure. Unemployment is remarkably low and cost of living is more reasonable in this area than adjacent cities. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for dog friendly apartments in Portsmouth, VA

Finding an apartment in Portsmouth that accepts your pet may not be easy, but it’s very possible. Keep in mind, most of the time you’ll have to pay a premium for bringing your dog along in your new apartment. Some apartments require you to pay monthly pet rent, others will ask for a non-refundable pet fee or a refundable pet deposit.

While landlords and property management companies have varying pet policies, most of them limit the number of dogs you can bring to your apartment and include breed and weight restrictions.

If your pet falls under some of the restrictions outlined in the pet policy, it’s still worth asking the landlord if they can make an exception for your dog. Preparing a pet resume ahead of time could help you build the case for your furry friend. Make sure to include information on behavioral training your dog went through over the years and proof of vaccinations. If you can, include references from your former landlord and/or neighbors.