I am a new investor in the Peoria IL area looking to move some money out of the stock market into local real estate as a buy and hold rental property investor. Trying to decide if single family homes or duplexes are the right place to start and also debating if hiring a property manager is the appropriate thing to do when starting out. Love to hear your thoughts and also if there are other investors/real estate professionals in the Peoria area interested in connecting.