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City Real Estate E-Newsletter

Want to keep up with all the latest news, program updates and events from City Real Estate? View an archive of past e-newsletters online and find out how to receive updates in your email box each month.


Follow DCD on Facebook

Follow the Department of City Development on Facebook for updates on city real estate for sale, programs and incentives offered, development projects around the city and the latest news from the STRONG Neighborhoods Plan.


HBA $20,000 Forgivable Loan

Learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to a $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes.  Visit Homebuyer Assistance Program webpage.


Benefits of Buying a City-owned Home

City Real Estate offers a $500 ROOTS Lanscaping Incentive and pays the broker fees for you! Additionally, the Homebuyer Assistance Program offers a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab and a rehab specialist for FREE. View the infographic for more information and to see a sample monthly housing payment. View homes for sale.

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.

  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

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.

Property Rehabilitation Resources

Property Rehabilitation Resources




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.

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.

  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.



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Contact Us

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Residential Properties (414) 286-5805 
Keith Bailey
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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Strong Neighborhoods Plan
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Events and Announcements

Homebuyer Orientation Sessions
Learn about $20,000 forgivable loan at
Tuesday, October 13, 6-7:30pm
Zablocki Library (Community Room)
3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Click to Learn More

$15 New Member Discount
Community Warehouse is a non-profit that provides deeply discounted home improvement products to members looking to rehab and upgrade their homes. In partnership with Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan, Community Warehouse is extending an exclusive offer for a discounted individual membership (regularly $25).
Click to Learn More


Housing Resource Guide

Vacant Lot Handbook

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