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Will Amazon’s HQ2 sink Seattle’s housing market?

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Probably not, at least not in the next couple years: Amazon still plans to add the equivalent of an HQ2-sized office expansion in Seattle, and the new outposts it picked are so pricey that they offer employees here no financial incentive to flee the city.

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