You really touched a topic close to mine and my husband’s heart recently asking about home prices. I’m a teacher and he’s a railroad maintenance worker and we really don’t know when or if we’ll ever be able to own a couple of acres of North Idaho property like we’ve always dreamed of. We bought a starter house five years ago with the plan of building equity, which we did more than anticipated, but we would be house broke if we moved anywhere that fits our vision. And it’s not like we have hundred-acre ranch with a mansion wants. Just a couple of acres and a decent house. We’re tight in our 1200 sq ft home in Post Falls right now with the addition of our daughter and our two dogs. We’re incredibly grateful we live in an awesome community and we do currently have a nice house and backyard, but it’s so deflating. I can’t even grasp how much homes are going for right now. We even went as far north as Spirit Lake and couldn’t find anything that we could afford that fit what we were hoping for.

–Kandace, Post Falls ID