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Posts by Shilpi Paul

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Shilpi Paul, from most recent to least.

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Shilpi Paul | August 26th 2020 | 2 Comments

The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. However, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is another option for... read »

How to Obtain a Basic Business License For Your DC Rental

How to Obtain a Basic Business License For Your DC Rental

Shilpi Paul | August 19th 2020

UrbanTurf is re-publishing an article with updated links that is a step-by-step way to get a basic business license. ... read »

Obama, The Tenant: A Chat With The President’s DC Landlord

Obama, The Tenant: A Chat With The President’s DC Landlord

Shilpi Paul | January 17th 2017 | 8 Comments

When Johnsie Walsh rented a unit in her Stanton Park apartment building to a newly-elected senator named Barack Obama in 2005, she had no idea that... read »

What Is It Like To Live in The Roundhouse?

What Is It Like To Live in The Roundhouse?

Shilpi Paul | August 12th 2016 | 2 Comments

This week, UrbanTurf is re-running an article from a few years ago that looks at what it is like to live in one of DC's few octagonal houses. ... read »

Brokaw, Rose, Russert: DC’s Newsiest House

Brokaw, Rose, Russert: DC’s Newsiest House

Shilpi Paul | August 7th 2014

A stately five-bedroom Woodley Park house has been home to not one, not two, but three of the most recognizable broadcast journalists in recent... read »

Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront: After a Rain Delay, the Stadium’s Boomtown Starts to Deliver

Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront: After a Rain Delay, the Stadium’s Boomtown Starts to Deliver

Shilpi Paul | May 23rd 2014 | 3 Comments

After years resembling a ghost town, the southeast DC neighborhood is seeing long-planned projects come to fruition, and the streets are finally... read »

The Best Holiday Gift For The Techy Homeowner: Skybell

The Best Holiday Gift For The Techy Homeowner: Skybell

Shilpi Paul | December 20th 2013 | 1 Comment

A new doorbell, dubbed the SkyBell, allows you to see, hear and talk to anyone who comes to your stoop via your smartphone. ... read »

Unique Spaces: Making the Most of a Skinny House

Unique Spaces: Making the Most of a Skinny House

Shilpi Paul | December 9th 2013 | 4 Comments

This installment of Unique Spaces required architects to make good use of a particularly narrow footprint in Foggy Bottom. ... read »

The Splitting the Rent Formula

The Splitting the Rent Formula

Shilpi Paul | December 3rd 2013 | 9 Comments

When sharing an apartment or group house, it only seems fair that those in bigger rooms should pay a higher share of the rent. But, how do you factor... read »

Metro in 2050, With Stops in Georgetown?

Metro in 2050, With Stops in Georgetown?

Shilpi Paul | November 26th 2013 | 10 Comments

As Metro charts out the next few decades, they are considering two stops in Georgetown, a plan that Georgetown Metropolitan writes is supported by... read »

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