Special Report

The Worst Places to Pay for Home Improvement Projects

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20. Orange, CA
> Overall score: 56.50
> Cost rank: #25 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #157 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #16 highest out of 200

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19. Long Beach, CA
> Overall score: 57.33
> Cost rank: #49 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #44 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #70 highest out of 200

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18. Bellevue, WA
> Overall score: 57.34
> Cost rank: #5 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #187 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #2 highest out of 200

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17. Yonkers, NY
> Overall score: 58.11
> Cost rank: #14 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #76 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #59 highest out of 200

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16. Santa Clarita, CA
> Overall score: 58.33
> Cost rank: #19 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #37 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #21 highest out of 200

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