I have just joined this web site and see this is an old question. Union County as a whole is considered a safe place to live, we do have minor problems but not like the big cities. The average price of homes is around $140,000. I have a website that is very informational, you can search properties and look at the communities it is http://www.eradriggers.com.
If the property is in good shape and priced to the neighborhood most of La Grande is a good resale. A few of the busy streets are a little hard to sell unless they are priced under the market. If you are still looking I can get you more information.