Amazon HQ2? Housing experts put their money on Atlanta and Northern Virginia

Housing analysts and economists think Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.03% will choose either Atlanta or Northern Virginia for its second headquarters.

The real estate web site Zillow polled 85 experts, and both metro areas received 12 votes each as the most-likely location for “HQ2.”

Austin, Texas, came in right behind Atlanta and Northern Virginia, with 11 votes.

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Among the 20 cities that made it to Amazon’s short list, Atlanta has the fourth lowest home values and rents, Zillow Z, +1.88% said Wednesday. Northern Virginia was among the more expensive housing markets among the 20, but it boasts easy access to policy makers in the nation’s capital.

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