An aerial shot of Peoria's South End where buyers from out of state have been buying dilapidated homes this summer
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Peoria Real Estate Rush

For years, Peoria’s south end has been dying: decaying homes, a lack of investment, and fleeing residents, but this summer, buyers from all over America — some of whom had never even heard of Peoria — started buying up homes sight unseen. And that's raising concerns.

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