The graph above and below were created using Zillow. This program shows aerial photographs, values, and front pictures of many of the homes in the entire United States.
The first graphic shows how housing values in the Heart of Peoria continue to go up more slowly then the rest of the Peoria Metro area.
The graphic below shows how homes in Peoria have increased in value while the United States has lost average home value.
You can check out how your home looks, and how close the Zillow estimate of your value is by going to http://www.zillow.com/ and entering your address. Also very effective when you are trying to buy or sell a home.