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Which Amazon HQ2 City Offers the Best Housing Opportunities?

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?

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha, Online Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Dallas, Texas. She can be reached at Radhika.Ojha@DSNews.com.
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