The rental market fluctuates in Virginia. Due to war times, many more military families need homes to rent and or buy are in the area. Statewide vacancy rates run between 4-8%, depending on what branch of the military is called up for duty.
I would say that if you are interested in law school, you need to maintain a sense of professionalism at all times, including during the application process. That means that you need to be reliable, responsible and punctual from the moment you pick up that application.