If you are planning to purchase a new home, you will need to find out if the house is in a homeowner association. As a buyer, you will have to sign documents agreeing to be a member of the association and to abide by the association’s rules. Condominiums and townhomes have additional considerations which are […]
Significant new mortgage rules just went into effect on October 3rd, as part of the regulations created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2013. These regulations are designed to provide new homeowners increased loan transparency as well as more protection against reckless lending standards and other lender abuses. Homebuyers will know up front all […]
As we age, most of us want the freedom and independence to live in our homes until the day we die. We do not envision our golden years living in assisted living communities and nursing homes. That seems anything but golden. What about your parents? Do you have parents in their seventies or eighties who […]
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Early in Larry Tollen's real estate career he realized there was only one answer when buying or selling a home. "Money. Sellers want to know how much they can get and buyers want to know how much they're going to have to pay." With over 1,200 transactions throughout his 25-year career, Larry attributes his success to a keen focus on market data, in-depth knowledge of his specialty area, and a strategic approach to pricing.
"I have always been what's commonly referred to as a people-person", says Larry. "The best part of my job is that it satisfies my natural interest in people. Here in the Triangle I am continually fascinated by the people I meet in my day to day business... Read More!
We were just moving into this area from out of state. Larry was GREAT in getting us the best possible deal on our home and also advised us on how to take care of it with maintenance suggestions. Since we are not from here, we call Larry to find out who to call for service on our current home. He knows good and reputable contractors and service people whom all have done an excellent quality job on our home. Larry is GREAT, BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the sale of your home. Wouldn’t use ANYONE else!Bought a Single Family home in 2005 for approximately $225K in Hillsborough, NC.
A great experience using Larry as our buyers’ agent. We were new to the triangle and Larry came highly recommended to us. His depth of knowledge made our home buying experience a very smooth one.Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $200K in Durham, NC
We couldn’t have been more pleased with Larry as our realtor. As first time home buyers, he thoroughly explained the home buying process and was patient with our questions and inquires. We found him to be highly knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and the local market. He also made the house tours fun and enjoyable.
Scott Gifford and Alecia Septer – Home Buyers – May 2015Scott Gifford and Alecia Septer - Home Buyers - May 2015 - MyNCHomes
Andrew Palumbo has been wonderful to work with especially because he worked out many details of the transaction while we lived in another state. He has complete knowledge about the finer points of real estate and goes the extra mile in getting things done. His attitude is always calm,cheerful and efficient. He worked closely with his partner to insure that the deal went thru without any hitches. You will be fortunate to have Andrew on your side. A really nice guy.
Michael and Paula Schneiderm…
We first got to know Larry as our buyers agent in 2010. That process went very smoothly, and Larry was very responsive over the years helping us find excellent contractors to work on our home when needed. Aware that we would be selling again in a few years, we also talked with him before doing improvements to make sure we weren’t maxing out our home’s potential value.
We recently had an unexpected job offer across the country and consulted Larry on whether to rent our house out through the fall…
Jim and Lindsey Bennett - Sellers October 2014
Larry worked with us to both buy and sell our home. Both were great experiences, and we highly recommend Larry for either buying or selling your property. Larry worked with us tirelessly to find our home. He was patient with our requests, knowledgeable about the areas in which we were looking, and willing to offer advice on the home buying process that we felt was invaluable as first-time home buyers. With his combined experience in real estate and construction, we found we could count on Larry …Emily Lowery Gionta and Jason Gionta - Home Sellers - June 2015 – MyNCHomes
Wick and I can not thank you enough for your personal input resulting in the excellent above asking price signed contract on our house!!!! Just unbelievable that it was on the market for showing less than 24 hours and we have a signed contract ! I know Andrew has the highest value for your very astute and experienced advise, as do we…
I personally called Andrew to thank him since he has been indispensable in getting this miraculously quick and outstandingly priced contract for us from the v…Wick and Kris Wickliffe - Sellers 2015- MyNCHomes
Larry has helped me buy and sell many homes over the years. Anyone can show a house and anyone can write an offer to purchase. But, where Larry is invaluable is in guiding both the buyer and the seller, and sometimes another novice realtor, through the due diligence process, keeping everyone focused and on track. He brings everyone back to focus on the most important parts of the process while steering them through the maze of emotions and things that can easily sidetrack a contractual agreement…
Dr. Karen Bremer Chapel Hill Seller and Buyer July 2014
“Larry made the selling of our house easier than we could have possibly imagined. We interviewed several agents and decided to go with him because he was knowledgeable about the area, he was easy to work with, and he was very professional. He arranged for amazing pictures to be taken of our house. Larry priced our house perfectly, and we had multiple offers on the first day. He also remained in close contact throughout the process and did a great job managing all of the minor issues that come up…Matt Meier Testimonial
We have bought and sold several homes over the years and Larry is the best realtor we have ever worked with by far. He is a great communicator and is very knowledgeable both in the business of buying and selling property and also in construction.
We are making a move back to Durham. Larry listened to our vision of what our new home might be and helped us identify properties that were likely candidates. As we visited several homes with him, he took note of our likes and dislikes with each visi…Bob and Sheila Testimonial