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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Keith Bailey (414) 286-5805
Matt Haessly (414) 286-5736
Yves LaPierre (414) 286-5762
Homeowner Workshop Series
Housing Resources, Inc.
Homeownership Center, 7830 W. Burleigh St.
Aug. 9, 9am-12pm - Basics of Homeownership
Aug.16, 9am-12pm - Money Matters
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