Seattle survives Amazon HQ2

Seattle survives Amazon HQ2

Amazon’s search for a second headquarters was a gut punch to Seattle, likened to Boeing’s headquarters move to Chicago.

But after a 14-month sweepstakes that drew 238 bidders across North America, Amazon didn’t announce the “full equal” to Seattle as promised, but rather, revealed plans for offices half the size of its Seattle HQ in northern Virginia and New York.

Think Amazon HQ2 will depress Seattle's housing market? Think again, experts say.

Think Amazon HQ2 will depress Seattle's housing market? Think again, experts say.

An economist, a real estate broker and a mortgage banker did not walk into a bar together Tuesday to discuss the effect of Amazon's HQ2 decision on Seattle's housing market, but separately they agreed there will be little impact.