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A bustling hub of education and economics, Philadelphia stands as a testament to the young energy and historical culture that makes the lands of our founding fathers so ambitiously charming. Read more about Philadelphia.
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Best Pick Reports is good. It's a good reference for finding contractors that are in the area.
I saw Best Pick Reports recently, and I recognized some of the business in there, but not a lot of them. It was good. There are a lot of smaller businesses I've never heard of that made their way into the report, and that helps me because I like to try to pick local companies.
It's nice that you keep your sections fine-tuned with just a couple of providers. Those companies are all going to be top-notch. There's always so many contractors to choose from out there, so I'd rather have somebody with good resources narrow it down for me. That's what I like about Best Pick Reports.
I have used Best Pick Reports. There's just a few entries in each category, and the people you put in there are really good. Keep it small and simple. Quality is the key. Perfect.
We're remodeling our home's interior and exterior, and we use Best Pick Reports as a resource. It's very handy.
Whenever I need a contractor, I call the guys EBSCO Research recommends. I don't keep information from companies themselves, but I always keep Best Pick Reports.
I think Best Pick Reports is great. It was really nice to have a list of possible providers if we needed someone. We're in a new home, and nice it's to have this resource.
Everything's good about Best Pick Reports. You had good ratings in there and good feedback from people that've used the companies. It gives me a better idea of who to pick based on those past experiences. And that's the best way to find a company: by referral and from someone who's done research on them.
I think it's awesome. I've used it, and I thought it was great, especially since the recommendations are based off other peoples' referrals and experiences in our area.
It gives local homeowners a review of people who have done work in the area. It's kind of a quick snapshot into a lot of the contractors out there. I like it a lot. There are lots of people in those industries, so Best Pick Reports streamlines making a choice a lot quicker than just trying to go through a phone book.
It's absolutely a good tool for finding companies to use. We're first-time homeowners, and we're new to the area, so we don't go by referrals. Having Best Pick Reports was definitely a big help, absolutely.
I think Best Pick Reports is a good reference tool for homeowners like myself. That's how we found our roofers.
I really appreciate Best Pick Reports doing this. You're really trying to make sure the people you recommend are good folks. I can have more confidence that when I call a contractor, it's not somebody who's just paying to get their name in. That's great.
Best Pick Reports is like my security blanket. I know if I need something, it's there.
I think it's good for this area because you're always looking for good-quality recommendations for companies you can trust.
I used one of the people you recommended for paving. And I probably wouldn't have reached out to them if it weren't for your report; I'm very happy. I appreciate the help Best Pick Reports gives me.
To find people who consistently do good work is nearly impossible. Finding out about Best Pick Reports was like a lifesaver.
As a homeowner, I'm always looking for somebody that can give me a view on service providers. I think it's important to have that. Best Pick Reports is a good tool.
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Philadelphia, “Birthplace” of the Nation
Philadelphia—the Birthplace of the Nation, the City of Brotherly Love, the home of the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell—was the location of many important historical events in our nation’s beginning and remains an economic and cultural hub on the east coast today. The city is walkable, offers many culinary wonders, and is relatively affordable, compared to other big cities, making it attractive to both families and young professionals.
The largest city in Pennsylvania with over one million inhabitants, it is the only city in the US on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the home of many firsts in the nation, including the first capital, hospital, and zoo. With one of the greatest concentrations of historic sites in the nation, Philadelphia attracts over 35million visitors each year.
The Philadelphia metropolitan area is part of a larger metro area, known as the Delaware Valley, comprised of major cities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. The city of Philadelphia is in Philadelphia County, but the Philadelphia Metro area also includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties within Pennsylvania.
Homes for Every Taste and Preference
While property values vary depending on the area, Philadelphia’s real estate market is on the rise. With rising rents, many are looking to buy. Luckily for buyers, many areas still have relatively affordable homes. Median home values in Philadelphia are around $136K, well below the Philadelphia Metro median of $216K. Sixty percent of Philadelphians commute by car, making car storage one of the biggest issues plaguing buyers in a city where parking spots come at a premium. Twenty-seven percent of commuters rely on public transportation, utilizing one of the largest public transportation systems in the nation.
At over 300 years old, Philadelphia is home to 15 historical districts and a wide range of architectural styles reflecting its long history. If a historical home is not your style, there are plenty of newer constructions to fit your tastes.
The closer you are to downtown, the more you will find condominiums, townhomes, apartments, rowhouses, and brownstones. Within city limits, houses were designed to fit within the narrow lots available, resulting in the construction of mostly attached, multi-story housing units. You’ll find more detached homes with yards as you enter the suburbs. Whatever you’re looking for, the Philadelphia area has something for you.
Home Improvement Services
Because the Philadelphia Metro and Delaware Valley region is so large, many of our A-Rated Best Pick contractors serve specific communities. A few may cover the entire region, but it’s important to make sure a contractor offers service in your specific community before scheduling any work.
Preparing your home for wintry weather is key to keeping your family warm and your energy costs down. To ensure that your home is winter ready, handle any roofing, window, door, insulation, HVAC system, chimney, fireplace, or plumbing maintenance during warmer weather. Protect your pipes from freezing temperatures; repair faulty heating units, boilers, and hot water heaters; and have chimneys and fireplaces inspected before use. Some repair work cannot be done during winter, so make sure your home is ready for the wind, snow, and cold weather headed your way.
Hire a Best Pick to ensure that your next home project is completed correctly. Our Best Pick companies must qualify each year and hold any required licenses and insurance. We’ve done the research for you, and we guarantee their work. If you’re one of those that likes to do-it-yourself, research your region’s laws concerning permits using the links in the section below.
Permits, Licensing, and Insurance Requirements
While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania doesn’t require home improvement contractors to be licensed, the Home Improvement Consumer Protection act does require contractors to have insurance and be registered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. The city of Philadelphia requires a contractor to have a license for any work over $500, and other cities and counties have their own specific requirements.