WABE's Week In Review: Georgia's primary edges closer and home prices get further out of reach

A poll worker talks to a voter before they vote on a paper ballot on Election Day in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Early voting is currently underway for the midterm primary elections. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Georgia’s primary is on May 24 and the campaigns, especially on the Republican side in the governor’s race, are getting more intense.

Check out our podcast Georgia Votes 2022 breaking down the upcoming primary, and keep up with all the election news throughout the year from our entire team:

What goes up… keeps going up?

In this Feb. 2016 photo, town homes stand under construction as a pedestrian walks along the BeltLine in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Recent real estate reports have shown how investors are playing a bigger role in the spiking Atlanta area market than in any other metro area.

As these large investors are buying more homes here, it is likely pricing many people out of the market. Median home prices are continuing to soar. The sales bonanza is forcing more people to rent, which is now also spiking in metro Atlanta.  

Recovering from old hurricanes and preparing for an encore…

Southwest Georgia pecan trees were torn down by Hurricane Michael in 2018. Because they take about 10 years to mature, farmer Eric Cohen decided not to replant. (Eric Cohen)

As another hurricane season approaches, some Georgians are still feeling the impact of storms that have struck the state in the last few years. Get more on how they’re preparing for the next inevitable storm.

Also in this episode…

–Christopher Alston looks at another possible multi-billion dollar electric vehicle manufacturing plant in the state as reports show Hyundai is set to announce plans next week when President Joe Biden is in South Korea.

–Emily Wu Pearson has more on young Black girls are learning about the rich legacy of Clayton County’s Black female leaders.