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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 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. 

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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Events & Announcements 

Latino Family Expo
Oct. 24, 25 & 26, 2014, 10-6pm
4801 S. 2nd St (at W. Layton Blvd.)
SATURDAY ONLY: STRONG Neighborhoods booth
Click to Learn More

Homebuyer Orientation Session
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 6-7:30pm
Washington Park Library
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
(2nd Floor Meeting Room)
Click to Learn More

Fatherhood Summit
Oct. 31, 7:30am-4pm
Nov. 1, 7:30am-12pm
Destiny Youth Plaza
7210 N. 76th St. 
FRIDAY ONLY: STRONG Neighborhoods booth

Housing Resource Fair
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 10-2pm
North Division High School
1011 W. Center St.
Click to Learn More

Community Warehouse
$5 New Member Special Offer
Provides discounted home improvement products
Valid through November 15, 2014
Must bring printed flyer in for discount.
Residents must be located in CDBG area to qualify for membership
Click to Learn More



Housing Resource Guide

Vacant Lot Handbook

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