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Challenges in Iowa's housing market

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

What the spike in mortgage rates means for buyers, sellers and low-income Iowans.

Over the last two years, the housing market has consisted of happy sellers and frustrated buyers, but a spike in mortgage rates presents a new shift. Ben Kieffer unpacks the current condition of housing this hour with Bryon Menke, president of Iowa Association of realtors, and jobs and economy reporter Tyler Jett.

Later in the hour, Anne Bacon of IMPACT and Bridgett Robinson of the Neighborhood Finance Corporation join to discuss how low-income Iowans are affected in the housing market and provide tips for people looking to buy and sell properties.


Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio
Natalie Dunlap is a rising junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and minoring in gender, women's & sexuality studies. She is from Iowa City and in her free time enjoys getting coffee and reading downtown with friends.