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    Welcome to Reilly Painting & Contracting, "The Home Mechanics," and Reilly Properties. We are your Cleveland Contractors who also provide rentals in Cleveland, Ohio. We have served Cleveland Heights for 35 years.

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    "After almost 34 years in our Shaker Heights home and untold contractors, painting companies, and individual freelancers, we have finally found the Reilly expertise, innovation and follow through that make your mother-in-law's testimonials sound modest. Your team was outstanding. The next time I need an out-of-the-ordinary project, I will be sure to call both you for repeated work and your mother-in-law for new recommendations."

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  • Category Archives: Selling Your House

    Tips For Selling Your Home

    Tweet   These days, we need all the advice we can get to sell our houses quicker and for a good price. We have two lists for you: things buyers do not want to see (some things more surprising than … Continue reading

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, De-clutter Your Home, Fix That Leak, Home Mechanic Tips, Selling Your House
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    Renters’ Guide to Grilling Landlords – by Mike Ferrante

    Tweet  Written by Mike Ferrante 216-322-5052. Email – Mike@21Mike.com Anyone who has rented is accustomed to landlords and property managers asking for in-depth information about their financial history, past residences, income, favorite color, etc.  Prospective renters fill in every blank … Continue reading

    Filed under: Forest Hill News & Events, Selling Your House
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    Buying vs. Renting for Grad Students

    TweetDorms are out. It’s time to grow up and enter the  world of renting or buying a home or apartment. If you’re a grad student, in your junior or senior year of college, or med student looking to buy or … Continue reading

    Filed under: Selling Your House
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    Wish You Could Sell or Rent Your Home But Don’t Know Where To Begin?

    TweetWhat if I told you that your Home Mechanics could make this happen (we are actually doing this currently with a customer who wants to sell her house in Cleveland Heights). Not only can we finance the repairs if money … Continue reading

    Filed under: Selling Your House
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    The Benefits of a Short Term Rental

    TweetHave you ever moved to a city for a short period of time and had to put up with living in the sketchy motel next to that even sketchier trucker stop? Luckily at Reilly Properties, we offer a short term … Continue reading

    Filed under: Forest Hill News & Events, Selling Your House
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    Myths On Home Values

    TweetAlyssa Abkowitz of The Wall Street Journal discusses the confusion behind online estimates to an already tricky housing market in her article The Fuzzy Math of Home Values: Jason Gonsalves worked hard to turn his 6,500-square-foot stucco-and-stone home in the … Continue reading

    Filed under: Selling Your House
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    Lease + Love = Problems?

    TweetWhen you sign a lease to live in a house or apartment, you have a legal obligation to pay that rent until your lease expires. Pretty simple right?  What happens when you fall in love, move-in with your significant other….and … Continue reading

    Filed under: Forest Hill News & Events, Selling Your House
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    Tips For Renting A Home

    Tweet   Do you know someone who is looking to rent their first home? If you are new to renting a house, and don’t know where to begin, don’t feel left out, it’s a very tricky situation, especially if you … Continue reading

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    Easy DIY Revival Techniques to Bring Out Your Home’s Charm

    TweetOriginal details. Some houses have ‘em, some don’t. If yours is among the latter—meaning that it wasn’t born with architectural elements like carved wood balustrades or embossed metal window latches, or if some of those enhancements were lost over the … Continue reading

    Filed under: Painting & Remodeling, Selling Your House
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    Easy Ways To Organize Your Linen Closet

    Tweet Does your linen closet look over packed with sheets, towels and pillows? Do you even have a linen closet? If the answer to my second question is no, then you should designate an area or un-used closet to store … Continue reading

    Filed under: De-clutter Your Home, Home Mechanic Tips, Selling Your House
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