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Posts By Lark Turner

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

Buying with Friends: What You Should Know

Buying with Friends: What You Should Know

Lark Turner | October 3rd

Here are some precautions to take before buying real estate with a buddy.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

Lark Turner | September 6th

Before deciding to build an addition to your rowhouse, find out whether you'll need to get a zoning exception or variance.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Virginia's Home Buyer Assistance Programs

First-Timer Primer: Virginia's Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Lark Turner | June 7th

Virginia's homebuyer assistance programs can seem complex. This edition of First-Timer Primer aims to provide some clarity for those shopping outside ... read»

First-Timer Primer: DC's Home Buyer Assistance Programs

First-Timer Primer: DC's Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Lark Turner | May 18th

DC's homebuyer assistance programs can be a bit complex. This edition of First-Timer Primer aims to provide some clarity.... read»

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

Lark Turner | May 10th

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

First-Timer Primer: The Do's (But Mostly Don'ts) of Reverse Mortgages

First-Timer Primer: The Do's (But Mostly Don'ts) of Reverse Mortgages

Lark Turner | May 4th

Though the cash offered by a reverse mortgage may seem attractive, many borrowers likely have a better option.... 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 | June 21st 2017

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

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»

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 Zoning... 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»

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