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Short-term rentals have become a popular alternative to hotels and have created side hustle income for homeowners, in some cases helping folks cover their mortgage. But some critics say these kind of rentals are compounding affordable housing problems. The City of Boise is looking at creating rules on short-term rentals. The group Boise Regional Realtors is pushing back on this idea. 

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Boise Mayor Dave Bieter says a robust number of citizens have already shared their opinions on proposals to regulate short-term rentals in the city. The proposals would encourage new rules on apartments, condos or homes where people rent living spaces for less than 30 consecutive days.

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Housing prices are still on the rise in the Mountain West, and so is the cost renting. That's according to the latest housing report from Zillow.

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Idaho Statesman reporter Kate Talerico recently uncovered the ways in which Airbnb is squeezing the rental market in the Treasure Valley. Talerico joins Idaho Matters on Thursday with local renter Brittany O'Meara to parse out the ways the online homestay industry is creating havoc for renters.