Illinois home prices continued an upward trend, while the number of homes sold drops nearly 8 percent from year ago numbers, according to the Illinois Association of Realtors. Statewide home sales in April 2014 totaled 11,845 homes sold, down 1,000 from April 2013. The statewide median price in April was $156,000, up 7.6 percent from April 2013. In Peoria the increase was 13.8 percent to an average of $103,000.
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