How Much Should You Set Aside for Home Repairs | My NC Homes | Chapel Hill Durham NC

How Much Should You Set Aside for Home Repairs?

How much should you set aside for home repairs? Most experts recommend setting aside anywhere from 1% to 3% of the purchase price of your home each year to cover maintenance. Keep in mind that a home is a long-term purchase, and these annual reserve figures represent an average. Therefore, for example, if you set […]

Should You Sell Your Home or Rent it Out | My NC Homes | Chapel Hill Durham NC

Should You Sell Your Home or Rent it Out?

Should you sell your home or rent it out? This is a question you may be considering if you need to move out of your home. As always, there are pros and cons to both options. Here are some of the factors that you’ll need to weigh as you consider your decision. The Market Right […]

My NC Homes Durham Chapel Hill NC Historic Forest Hills

Historic Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a historic neighborhood in Durham, with buildings dating as far back as 1923. The Forest Hills Historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 28, 2005. Durham architect George Watts Carr (1893-1975) and his firm designed many of the early structures. One of the more charming elements […]

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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!