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Amazon `Lotto' Winners in New York, Virginia See Housing Jackpot

  • Long Island City, Crystal City hit by speculators on first day
  • Amazon arrival raises concern Seattle housing woes will follow

It took two months and one price cut for Rick Rosa’s client, a condo owner in New York’s Long Island City, to finally find a buyer for her one-bedroom unit. Then came news that Amazon.com Inc. is coming to the Queens neighborhood.

The seller saw dollar signs. She refused to sign a contract with the would-be buyer, and pulled the listing to wait for a more lucrative future.