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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: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

Lark Turner | April 28th 2021 | 5 Comments

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

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 »

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