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Navigating high home prices and mortgage rates (May 24, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: A report found cover-ups of allegations and incidents of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers. Plus, City Council Member Edward Pollard answers your questions, we discover how Houstonians are adjusting to high home prices and mortgage rates, and we meet Houstonians who collect unusual things.

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On Tuesday’s show: The Southern Baptist Convention is wrestling this week with the implications of a report released Sunday finding cover-ups of allegations and incidents of sexual abuse by leaders and volunteers.

Also this hour: City Council Member Edward Pollard answers your questions.

Then, a newly created housing affordability report found that fewer households in Greater Houston could afford to purchase a median-priced home in the first quarter of 2022, as home prices and mortgage interest rates climbed. We learn about some different ways Houstonians needing a home are adjusting.

And we meet Houstonians who collect unusual things.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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