Special Report

The Worst Places to Pay for Home Improvement Projects

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15. Santa Rosa, CA
> Overall score: 58.53
> Cost rank: #13 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #181 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #46 highest out of 200

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14. Huntington Beach, CA
> Overall score: 58.69
> Cost rank: #26 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #100 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #17 highest out of 200

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13. Los Angeles, CA
> Overall score: 59.40
> Cost rank: #37 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #27 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #47 highest out of 200

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12. Irvine, CA
> Overall score: 59.52
> Cost rank: #16 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #62 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #9 highest out of 200

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11. Hayward, CA
> Overall score: 59.79
> Cost rank: #9 highest out of 200
> Builder and supply access rank: #154 highest out of 200
> Income rank: #32 highest out of 200

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