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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  July 15, 2016

 

Opportunity Knocks:
Affordable Homes & Energy Upgrades

Homeownership plays a vital role in improving lives and building strong neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Let us help you gain your independence with a home of your own and for less than you might think.

Explore our featured properties for sale, helpful incentive programs, neighborhood events, learning opportunities and energy saving resources for your home.

With smart energy efficient upgrades made to your home, not only will you help the environment and our community, but you'll also be more comfortable in your home and save money in the long run. Making small changes like adding LED light bulbs or purchasing a discounted water saving toilet can add up to big savings!  

You'll also want to take a sneak peek into our featured historic homes and neighborhoods with OnMilwaukee.com. And be sure to read all of the exciting news and updates happening in Milwaukee neighborhoods!
 


    PROPERTIES  & PROGRAMS
 

 
Current Property ListingHomeownership Opportunities

The most recent Current Listing of houses closes on July 19 at 10am. Any unsold properties from this listing will move to the Extended Listing or will be listed with our outside agents. Work with your realtor to locate your new home!

City Real Estate will be listing more houses online July 28, so stay tuned for even more great homeownership opportunities in Milwaukee!

Properties sold to owner-occupants may qualify for these programs:



Featured Historic Single Family 2844 West Kilbourn Avenue

2844 W. Kilbourn Ave.
H.J. Gerling House

Built in 1894 this large Queen Anne Style home is ready for a new owner to make it their own. Exterior repairs include new roof, gutters and rebuilt front porch that is period appropriate. Siding has been repaired and house has a full three color paint job. Located in the heart of the Concordia Historic District. Bids due July 19, 10am.

Asking Price: $40,000
Est. Rehab Cost: $60,475

Read more about the history of this house and view interior photos of original details (penny tile, folding french doors) from OnMilwaukee.com's Urban Spelunking Series.  



Featured Duplex 4374-A North 25th Street

4374-74A N. 25th Street
Garden Homes Historic District

Built in 1923, this 4BR/2BA, 1,626 Sq. Ft. duplex with detached garage sits within the Garden Homes Historic District, which has the character of a small village. The nearby Garden Homes Park is also an integral part of the subdivision. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Bids due July 19, 10am.

Asking Price: $17,000  
Est. Rehab Cost: $22,410

Read more about the history of the Garden Homes Historic District from OnMilwaukee.com.
 



Strong Home Loan
STRONG Homes Loan Program

Accepting applications for current homeowners!

The STRONG Homes Loan Program from NIDC offers partially forgivable loans of up to $20,000 for emergency and essential repairs to owner occupants of 1-4 family properties throughout the City of Milwaukee on a first come, first served basis. Technical assistance will also be provided to assist with rehab projects.

 



Special Offer for Bulk Buyers Purchasing City Houses

Bulk Buyer Sales 5 for $25,000The City will sell to bulk buyers at a reduced price of $5,000 per property if the property listed for sale is $25,000 or less. View properties on the Extended Listing and reach out to your agent for properties listed by external agents that are not listed on the City's website.


    ENERGY EFFICIENT RESOURCES FOR YOUR HOME


Water Saving Toilets for only $50 & $75
No coupon or rebate form is necessary!

Save up to 16,000 gallons of water a year over older, less efficient toilets through the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) toilet rebate program, a simple way to conserve money, water, and energy.

Choose from two models of 1.28-gallon commercial grade Zurn toilets, available only at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, 11406 W. Rodgers. Sale Hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to Noon. No more than two per household. Proof of residency is required. Through July 30 or until supplies run out.
 



Upgrade Your Home with Me2

The Me² Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program offers low-interest loans and incentives to make affordable energy improvements including insulation, air sealing, replacing a furnace, windows and more.

Through Summit Credit Union, Me² provides affordable financing up to $15,000 for eligible home improvements so that you can redirect money you spend on high energy bills toward an investment in your home that will keep you and your family comfortable year round.



FREE Energy Saving Products

Focus on Energy's new Simple Energy Efficiency Program offers FREE energy saving products for your home such as LED light bulbs, high-efficiency showerheads, water-saving kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, and advanced power strips. Or you can purchase other efficiency packs with special discounted pricing. Take advantage of these easy ways to use energy smarter and save money!


    NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS and LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


Milwaukee Shines 2016 Solar Group Buy

Milwaukee Shines will once again partner with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association on the 2016 solar group buy program! Sessions are free and open to the public.

  • Sunday, July 17, 6pm 
    - Riverwest Public house, 815 E. Locust St.
  • Saturday, August 6, 11am
    Central Library, immediately following the green roof tour, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.


Fair Housing Information Sessionsphotos of various families

Want to help residents with housing concerns, but not sure where to start? Please join us to learn how to assist residents who need help with home buying, mortgages, home repairs, avoiding foreclosures and mortgage rescue scams.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 301A
  • Friday, July 29, 10-11 a.m., Zeidler Building, Fishbowl conference room


Landlord TrainingLandlord Training Program

Attend the next Department of Neighborhood Services FREE 5-hour training seminar and receive a 100 page manual and certificate of completion.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In: 8:30am   Location: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor
  • Wednesday, August 10, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In:
    8:30am   Location: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor


Uniting Communities Farmers' Market

You're invited to the launch on Monday, July 18 to browse fresh, locally-grown produce representing a variety of cultures and communities. The weekly market will take place on Mondays through fall from 8am-1pm in the parking lot at 3301 W. Highland Blvd.

The event is supported by Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, United Indians of Milwaukee, Hmong American Friendship Association, Near West Side Partners, Inc. and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation.



ACRE Program Accepting Applications thru July 22

The Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Program is an industry-supported initiative that recruits and trains minorities for professional careers in the field of commercial real estate. The goal is to expand minority representation in the commercial real estate fields of development, property management, and construction management. ACRE is a 26-week program that runs from September through May. Typical ACRE students have some college training and several years of business experience. Instructors include industry leaders in related fields.



Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

Kilbourn Gardens residents and volunteersNIDC offers Community Improvement Project (CIP) grants to support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The maximum CIP grant request available for a project is $4,000. Attending an info session is a requirement for CIP application.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 6-7pm
    Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
  • Thursday, August 11, 9:30-10:30am
    Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.


    LOTS OF LOTS


Lots of Opportunites for Vacant Lots$1 Vacant Side Lot

  
    COMMERICAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE

 


Bring these properties back to life again!

Financial resources and incentives may be available from the City such as façade grants, white box grants and retail investment funds. Business financing may also be available through our partner MEDC. View more details about these properties and view other commercial opportunities at: milwaukee.gov/CRE

Proposals accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis until an acceptable proposal is received.
 

4416-20 N. 27th Street4416-20 North 27th Street

This attractive two-story brick building at 4416-20 N. 27th Street was built in 1928 and currently holds a commercial space and two 2-bedroom apartment units within 5,208 Sq. Ft. The property is located within a small commercial strip that is easily walkable from the nearby Garden Homes Historic District. The property also sits within close proximity to Capitol Drive and I-43. Asking price: $40,000



7912 W. Appleton Avenue 

Constructed in 1969, this 5,788 Sq. Ft., 1.5-story commercial building was previously used as a fur and clothing store. The concrete block/brick building is currently set up with retail space, office and a storage area. Permitted uses call for retail, office, service related business, rental/leasing related business, recording/art studio, workout/fitness studio or maintenance/repair service. The property is located within a busy commercial area and near the bustling intersection of Capitol Dr. and N. 7th St. Asking price: $80,000
 

 
    NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS and UPDATES

 


 

4th & Wisconsin Avenue RFP4th & Wisconsin Avenue RFP

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee is excited to present this RFP for an unprecedented transit-oriented development opportunity in the City of Milwaukee and one of the most unique transit-oriented development opportunities in the Midwest.




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Community Outreach Liaison Christina Klose at cklose@milwaukee.gov


City Real Estate, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202   -   (414) 286-5730


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