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These are the 10 worst states to flip a house

When it comes to flipping a house, your profits could depend a lot on what state you're in. If you're in an East Coast state like Maryland, you might get more bang for your buck. To find the best and worst states for flipping a house, GOBankingRates analyzed data from real-estate site Zillow and property-data warehouse ATTOM in four key categories: median house listing price, the average number of days it takes to flip a house, average gross profit on flipping and average gross return on investment. In the best states, the average time it takes to flip a house is 180 days, and in the worst states, it's 203 days. Here are the top 10 worst places to flip a house, according to GBR's findings: Average house listing price: $195,390 Average time to flip: 220 days Average profit: $9,875 Average ROI: 4.3 percent Average house listing price: $905,687 Average time to flip: 198 days Average profit: $76,266 Average ROI: 27.7 percent GOBankingRates: Best and Worst Places to Flip A Home Average house listing price: $314,959 Average time to flip: 223 days Average profit: $30,326 Average ROI: 12.9 percent Average house listing price: $291,855 Average time to flip: 231 days Average profit: $33,475 Average ROI: 18 percent Average house listing price: $238,163 Average time to flip: 188 days Average profit: $17,750 Average ROI: 26.1 percent Average house listing price: $349,000 Average time to flip: 182 days Average profit: $26,606 Average ROI: 14.6 percent Average house listing price: $440,946 Average time to flip: 194 days Average profit: $49,295 Average ROI: 27.9 percent Average house listing price: $254,798 Average time to flip: 203 days Average profit: $43,863 Average ROI: 26.6 percent Average house listing price: $226,863 Average time to flip: 208 days Average profit: $54,934 Average ROI: 39.6 percent Average house listing price: $204,506 Average time to flip: 179 days Average profit: $36,475 Average ROI: 47.3 percent Higher home listing prices can hurt a state's ranking, since they mean you may have to tie up additional capital in buying and renovating the property. States with longer average flip times also rank lower. That's likely because "the sooner you can get your money out of one flip, the sooner you can reinvest it in another house," says GOBankingRates. You also have to consider "the holding cost of the house," Brandt says, which is longer in some markets than in others. "So, you kind of run through all of those expenses," Brandt says, and "it really adds up quite a bit." Like CNBC Make It on Facebook!