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City Real Estate

City of Milwaukee offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014.  Offices will reopen on Monday, April 21, 2014.

The City offers a variety of properties for sale - tax foreclosure buildings to surplus municipal facilities.  These sales require buyer performance to improve our community, expand housing and businesses and increase the City's tax base.


Existing Homes

The City of Milwaukee has many unique opportunities for buyers interested in rehabbing tax-foreclosed properties for homeownership and investment. Properties may be eligible for matching funds to assist buyers with the repair costs. Click here to find out more information about this program:  Homebuyer Assistance Program.


Single Family Home Building Sites

The City of Milwaukee has hundreds of opportunities for new home building. Our affordable lot prices can put a newly constructed home within your reach. Building a house in one of Milwaukee’s urban neighborhoods puts you close to downtown, jobs, shopping, schools, entertainment and parks. Milwaukee’s extensive transit system can allow your family to live with just one car and roll the savings into that dream home.


Commercial Properties

Commercial Listings advertise retail stores, mixed-use buildings, multi-family properties or industrial facilities for sale and renovation.  Most properties will use licensed commercial brokers for property showings and offer submissions.  We look for quality renovations and project feasilbity as well as offer price.

Business Assistance Resources


Development Opportunities

Unique City-owned properties are sold for redevelopment through a Request for Proposal or Request for Developer Interest.  Detailed submittals and competitive selections are involved. 


Brownfield Development Opportunities

There are many resources available to learn what a Brownfield property is and how to navigate the process of assessing, remediating and redeveloping a Brownfield property.  Go to our Brownfield Development Opportunities web site to learn more.


Neighborhood Developments