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Just like a bad break up, we highlight the flaws that Amazon saw in your city’s bid for their second headquarters. USA TODAY

Amazon delivered a different kind of Christmas present to homeowners in Arlington, Virginia: an early spring home-buying season that’s setting housing prices ablaze.

area of Arlington for its second headquarters, or HQ2, has driven area home prices substantially higher in just a few months, according to Redfin and Realtor.com. The market is likely to heat up further as the spring sales season draws near.

And Amazon’s recent bombshell that it’s scuttling plans to locate half of HQ2 in Queens, New York, because of local political opposition has only intensified

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