As Amazon closes in on its second headquarters—called "Amazon HQ2," for short—CoreLogic's economists sat down to offer the best potential housing opportunities that each of the finalist cities has to offer. From Washington D.C., which provides all the infrastructure needed for a retail to technology giant, to Atlanta, with its lower home and rent prices compared to the national average, the CoreLogic team looked at various housing opportunities that each city provides.
For instance, Pittsburgh is a favorite because of its affordable housing stock and low increases in home prices. On the other hand, Los Angeles, which is the only West Coast city on the list and also among the priciest housing markets, makes up for its shortcomings by meeting some key Amazon HQ2 requirements such as a large labor force as well as great infrastructure in terms of universities, airports and a growing public transport network.
Click through to hear which is their favorite city to win the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes. Is it Dallas, with its affordable housing and strong labor force, or Pittsburgh, with its multiple building sites and financial packages, or could bigger metros like Chicago or Los Angeles have the edge?