Parade of Homes kicks off

By WEEK Reporter

Parade of Homes kicks off

June 23, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM CDT

PEORIA, IL--The 22nd annual Parade of Homes tour kicked off this weekend. It provides visitors the opportunity to check out a variety of homes- from starter homes to luxurious dream houses.

Eight local communities are hosting the 20 houses on display this year.

While recent reports show a housing market slump, Contractor Tom Goodwin says he does not see that reflected in the Peoria market.

"The market really hasn't been too bad here. We've been really fortunate with the businesses we have and we're thankful for that," Goodwin said. "But this is a chance for people to come out and see the new construction and get ideas for their current home. You know, even if they're not looking to move, they can come in and get ideas for their kitchens and baths. It is a chance to see the trends"

The tour continues through next weekend. Driving directions to all the homes can be found at