You should be able to pick up an Ashbury Heights unit for about 2/3 of the peak price: $100K seems to be a popular number over there lately. More foreclosures coming and marketing times are getting l o n g e r and prices keep dropping.
Check into the finances of the association...how many delinquents and how much do they owe?
Crime ? You want crime? Take a walk down the truncated portion of Gammon, thru Elver. Play some basketballstop in at Griff's for a custard or keep going north towards Morraine View and the ever-popular Park Ridge. Schroeder Rd is just through the park...a delightful area to live!!!