It's a safe investment provided you buy wisely meaning make sure you have someone with experience in the area. We bought a little over two years ago and you could tell there were some people that where trying to make a quick buck on a remodel and it showed. There are some really good buys in Fairmount right now depending on what you're looking for. Some of these homes have been sitting around a while and their prices have been reduced for a great buy.
Look at what motivates people and you'll find who is telling the truth.