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Posts by Lark Turner

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Lark Turner, from most recent to least.

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

Lark Turner | June 7th 2016

UrbanTurf talked to a reader who recently bought a house with a rentable English basement for details on what to consider in this scenario. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: The Ins and Outs of Renter’s Insurance

First-Timer Primer: The Ins and Outs of Renter’s Insurance

Lark Turner | May 31st 2016

Last year, UrbanTurf reported that only 34 percent of renters had acquired renter's insurance, but that number would likely be higher if tenants... read »

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

Lark Turner | March 31st 2016

Our guide for amateur landlords who don't really know what they're doing. ... read »

Dupont Circle is Getting a Long-Term, Corporate-Stay Micro-Hotel

Dupont Circle is Getting a Long-Term, Corporate-Stay Micro-Hotel

Lark Turner | July 2nd 2015

A project originally slated to contain micro-units will now be built as a 50-unit micro-hotel after securing approval Tuesday from the Board of... read »

4.08: Mortgage Rates Reach New 2015 High

4.08: Mortgage Rates Reach New 2015 High

Lark Turner | July 2nd 2015

With the summer buying season in full swing, mortgage rates keep climbing. ... read »

$100,000 for a Garage in Columbia Heights

$100,000 for a Garage in Columbia Heights

Lark Turner | June 30th 2015

A 2,000 square foot garage is on the market in Columbia Heights for $100,000. ... read »

With Pop-Up Restrictions in Effect, DCRA Outlines Rules

With Pop-Up Restrictions in Effect, DCRA Outlines Rules

Lark Turner | June 29th 2015

Permits in the city's R-4 districts that haven't yet been issued will be subject to the new rules. ... read »

Purple Line is a Go, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Says

Purple Line is a Go, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Says

Lark Turner | June 25th 2015

The governor made the announcement in a news conference on Thursday. ... read »

Under Contract: 2 Days in Cleveland Park, 14 Offers in Columbia Heights

Under Contract: 2 Days in Cleveland Park, 14 Offers in Columbia Heights

Lark Turner | June 25th 2015

In Under Contract, UrbanTurf looks at recently-featured properties that were snapped up by DC's alert buyers. ... read »

Despite Record-Setting Prices, Most DC Homes are Selling in 10 Days or Less

Despite Record-Setting Prices, Most DC Homes are Selling in 10 Days or Less

Lark Turner | June 23rd 2015

A chart from RealEstate Business Intelligence shows that price gains haven't slowed the real estate market in DC. ... read »

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Ballston
Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Clarendon
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Rosslyn
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
Shirlington
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
Huntington
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
Parkfairfax
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Maryland

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Annapolis
Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bethesda
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
Potomac
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
Wheaton
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Hyattsville
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Bloomingdale
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
Brightwood
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
Burleith
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
Crestwood
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
Georgetown
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
Kalorama
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
Palisades
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Petworth
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
Shaw
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Takoma
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Tenleytown
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

Brookland
New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
Deanwood
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Eckington
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
Langdon
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
NoMa
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Rosedale
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
Trinidad
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Woodridge
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Hillcrest
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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