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$500 Roots Landscaping Incentive

Eligible landscaping includes flowers, sod, grass seed, bushes, fencing, miscellaneous or purchase of lawn care tools including lawnmowers, snowblowers, trimmers, tillers, shovels, rakes, etc.


Walnut Circle - Josey Heights - The Legacy Subdivision

Build your NEW HOME in one of the City’s premier subdivisions located in the heart of the City!

Lots available for $1, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan.


HBA $20,000 Forgivable Loan

The Homebuyer Assistance Program offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to a $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes.

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation Session!


STRONG Homes Loan

Partially forgivable loans to make emergency and essential home repairs.

Loans are repayable, with a deferred payment option available for homeowners who are low income and elderly or disabled.

City Real Estate

The City of Milwaukee offers a variety of properties for sale, including fully rehabilitated homes, tax-foreclosed buildings, vacant lots, surplus municipal facilities and brownfield properties suitable for redevelopment. Offers to purchase are reviewed to ensure that buyers will re-use property in a way that improves our community.

Existing Homes

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 through the Homebuyer Assistance Program.

Move-in Ready Homes

  Single Family Home Building Sites

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.

Single Family Home Building Sites

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.


Single Family Home Building Sites
Neighborhood Developments

The Bronzeville New Homes Initiative promotes homeownership and new construction in the greater Bronzeville area – from N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. to I-43/N. 7th St. between W. Garfield Ave. and W. Center St. A select number of lots will be sold for $1.00 to buyers who will build and occupy traditional-style homes.

Walnut Circle is one of Milwaukee’s newest single-family subdivisions, located near the intersection of 20th and Walnut.

Property Rehabilitation Resources

Property Rehabilitation Resources




Single Family Home Building Sites
Vacant Lots

The City owns and maintains more than 3,000 vacant lots. Some lots get developed, many are being used informally by neighbors for community gardens and parks, and many more lie dormant waiting for their potential to be realized.

Single Family Home Building Sites

Brownfield 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. Tax delinquent brownfields range from several acre parcels with multiple buildings to vacant lots of minimal size.


Development Sites 

Development sites owned by the City, Redevelopment Authority or MPS are available for commercial and industrial developments that contribute business and retail services to our commercial districts or increase employment in our industrial corridors. Select residential tracts or unique infill lots are also available to expand housing opportunities. Sites listed below are available for quality developments that meet the specified use requirements and City design guidelines, are financially viable and ready for immediate construction and expand our tax base.




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Contact Us

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Residential Properties (414) 286-5805 
Keith Bailey
Email offers to:
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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Info Session - Aerotropolis Development Plan Update

05-23-20176:30 PM  - 8:00 PMTippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave.

7th Annual Historic Mitchell Street Sun Fair

06-02-2017Mitchell Street between South 7th Street and South 11th Street

Grandioso! Multicultural Arts Celebration

06-03-201711:00 AM  - 6:00 PMN 76th Street and Dean Road, Milwaukee

6th Annual Brady Street Art Walk

06-03-201712:00 PM  - 4:00 PMBrady Street BID

Ciclovia MKE

06-11-201712:00 PM  - 4:00 PMIn Milwaukee's Clarke Square neighborhood. Closed off streets will include South Cesar Chavez Drive, South Layton Boulevard, Greenfield Avenue and National Avenue. See the event website for full event map.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

06-19-20176:00 PM  - 7:30 PMBay View Library (Community Room), 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Downer Classic Bike Races

06-24-20179:35 AM  - 7:00 PMDowner Avenue BID

17th Annual Summer Soulstice Music Festival

06-24-201710:00 AMEast North Avenue

Quick Links

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation Session

Housing Resource Guide

Vacant Lot Handbook