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Posts by Lark Turner

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

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

Lark Turner | August 25th 2020

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

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

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

Lark Turner | June 29th 2020

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

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

Lark Turner | June 7th 2016 | 7 Comments

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... 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 | 1 Comment

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 »

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