Everyone has seen the hundreds of articles pointing to Idaho’s insane housing market. Over the past decade, Idaho has grown exponentially, being named time and time again as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. 

Now, Boise has become one of the most over-valued U.S. cities. Homes are listing 80.51% above their expected price according to this article by Fortune.

Here is a quick look at some of the most expensive houses in the market:

These Were the 10 Most Expensive Places to Live in Idaho in 2021

HomeSnacks has been ranking the most expensive places to live in Idaho for the past seven years. When they crunched the numbers for 2021, these were the most expensive places to live.

So, as if the housing market isn’t already one of the most unaffordable markets in the nation, a bill was proposed to escalate that this last week. Making housing even more expensive and unaffordable than they already are.

And no, we’re not kidding.

Meridian Rep. Joe Palmer proposed a bill that would essentially get rid of the rental fee cap. 

What does this mean exactly?

Right now there is a rental application fee cap of $30 and other rental restrictions placed for the affordability of the renter. With this proposed new bill, there would essentially be no restrictions and no cap. 

Here are some quick information about Boise Renter Application Requirments:

Fact or Fiction: Boise Renter Application Requirements

With the city of Boise booming and the housing market being more volatile than ever, we take a look at renter application requirements that can either be fact or fiction! How many will you guess correctly?

 

So a landlord could charge let’s say $400 application fee for a house that may not even be available to rent! And, with it being non-refundable, so if the renter didn’t get approved, they wouldn’t get their $400 back.

Legalized Robbery?

Rep. Brooke Green criticized the bill, saying with the current state of our housing market that this bill is in “poor taste. It’s a terrible time to bring something up such as this when our communities are hurting really bad regarding housing and affordability.”

Idaho Housing Bill Criticized as “Legalized Robbery”

Rep. Steve Berch added “that’s pure legalized robbery” and “a bill that only an unscrupulous landlord could love.”

You can watch the full video here:

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Boise's Most Expensive Rental Home

A look at the most expensive rental home in Boise, Idaho.

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