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Want a house near Amazon's HQ2? Good luck.

Andy Medici
Want a house near Amazon's HQ2? Good luck.

Since Amazon announced in November its choice of Crystal City and Pentagon City, the median home sale price in that area has increased 17.7%, leaping to $655,000, and the typical home was placed under contract in just six days, down from 10 days last year, according to fresh data from real estate brokerage Redfin. Supply also continues to plummet, down 41.8% over the last year, the biggest drop since 2013, Redfin said. “The Arlington market is smoking hot,” Redfin agent Mara Gemond said in a post on Redfin’s website.