Peoria Real Estate Rush
For years, Peoria’s south end has suffered from a lack of investment, and fleeing residents, but something strange started happening this summer. Buyers from all over America — some of whom had never even heard of Peoria — started buying up homes sight unseen. We spoke with a Washington Post reporter who has been looking at this story in Peoria and the leader of a citizens group in Peoria about why this started and what it means for the city.
National reporter for the Washington Post
McFarland Bragg II
President/CEO of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Why Americans desperate to own something, somewhere are buying $5,000 homes sight unseen in a place they’ve never heard of and never been…This story was a long journey for me.https://t.co/dkwQhSghbi— Greg Jaffe (@GregJaffe) August 20, 2021
Prepared for web by Owen Henderson
Help shape our coverage on The 21st by joining our texting group and answering weekly questions. To join, text “TALK” to 217-803-0730 or sign up with your phone number below: