How winning the race to be Amazon’s second headquarters could turn out to be a curse

As the dozens of cities lustily bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters parade their smart citizens, housing capacity, transportation connections and tax breaks this week to lure Jeff Bezos’s empire, the sometimes painful housing-market lessons of Seattle — the e-commerce giant’s home base — has become a factor of its own in this race.

The housing market must be a major consideration as metro areas march forward in their pursuit and Amazon makes its pick, say real-estate experts, especially as it relates to Amazon’s

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