My husband and I are renters and business owners in Coeur d Alene. We have lived in CDA since 2014 but have been a part of the community before moving here. This year, our landlords decided to sell the home where we lived as it was their investment property. We were surprised at how all of the prices have increased and how few options there were of places to move. Places that were significantly smaller ended up being over $750 more per month than what we had been paying. We were concerned that we were priced out of the area. 

Thankfully, we have a neighbor who had moved out of the area that offered for us to rent from them for 2 years (starting last month) so we are still here for now. It is sad to me that people who are dedicated to serving the community could be priced out of the area and then the community loses that kind of dedicated service. My hope is that those who are living here and able to own in this market would step up to take my place when that time comes.

I have been so grateful to live in CDA and to serve our community while I am still able to live here. I am grateful that I (we) have the opportunity to continue to be here, at least for another 2 years.  After that, I don’t know.

–Sherilyn, Coeur d’Alene ID