I don't think it can get much worse. All joking aside, things are starting to happen there. I was recently at an art opening in the gallery next to the Defender building on King Drive. Do you live in the area or just thinking about investing?
The market is improving. Some neighborhoods are taking longer than others. One way you can see what is going on is find out when your alderman meetings are and attend them as well I am sure your alderman has an online newsletter. Don't sit on the sidelines, get involved.