One positive sign is that real estate agents seem more optimistic about the outlook. For instance they're stepping up their advertising (example Jeff Stewart @propreties and Related Midwest advertising on Sloopin) and even opening up new offices.
With that said, back in October of 2013 we noticed that Caring Hands Pet Spa was closed and that a new buildout was happening. We later found out that it was a new office for Exit Realty.
Well it looks like they're officially open.
We always liked walking by and taking a look in the window at properties that are available and what they're going for. Hopefully this is a positive sign for the neighborhood's real estate future.
(Hat tip: JD!)