Ranking Amazon’s HQ2 Finalist Cities by Housing Market Health


eCommerce behemoth Amazon.com recently narrowed down their list of finalists for their second headquarters (aka HQ2) to 19 U.S. cities and Toronto, Canada.  They determined their list using the following 6 factors;  median home prices, five-year home price appreciation, affordability, average school test scores, crime rate, and property taxes.  To better understand this information, Data powerhouse ATTOM Data Solutions recently took that list and broke it all down to show the rankings of the 19 U.S. cities as well as how each fared.

“It’s striking that 16 out of the 19 markets have median home prices that are lower than the city of Seattle, which our data shows was $585,000 at the end of Q4 2017,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president with ATTOM Data Solutions…”

Click here to read the full story at ATTOM Data Solutions.

Click here to read Amazon’s announcement.


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