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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  November 6, 2015


November 2015

Thank you, Milwaukee

As the holiday season approaches, we are thankful for our many community partners and neighborhood friends that serve our city. We are proud to work with so many committed organizations and neighbors that help us to improve the quality of life in our Milwaukee neighborhoods every day and also help us share the opportunity of homeownership with so many families.

If owning a home of your own or getting more involved with your community is on your to-do list, be sure to read more below about the many housing opportunities, neighborhood gatherings, a new community space opening up, a pop-up sale, workshops and resource fairs available in the month of November. You’ll be thankful you did and may even host the next Thanksgiving at your new City of Milwaukee home!



Reminder - Bids due Dec. 1, 10amCurrent Property Listing

Our Current Listing is closing soon! If you need additional  assistance, contact an eligible Homebuyer Counseling Agency.

All home sales to owner-occupants qualify for the $500 Roots Landscaping Program Incentive for purchase of flowers, sod, grass seed, bushes, fencing, misc. or purchase of lawn care tools including lawnmowers, snowblowers, trimmers, tillers, shovels, rakes, etc. with priority given to the front yard.

City Real Estate also has homes for sale on the Extended Listing that are available to owner-occupants and also investors who want to earn rental income. Investor owners must possess or obtain a Landlord Training Program certificate.


Featured Single Family 

Bring this beautiful brick home back to life! Property features a side driveway with a large back yard and is located in the Historic Concordia neighborhood. A new roof and galvanized gutters have recently been added by the City. A large staircase filled with natural light and some original features and built-ins remain.

3005 W. Kilbourn Ave.
8BR/4BA • Built 1900
4,592 SQ. FT. • 9,593 SQ. FT. lot

Purchase Price: $58,000
Est. Rehab Cost: $86,850

Shop our Current Listing today! Offers due Dec. 1, 10am. Property may also qualify for a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab through the Homebuyer Assistance Program.

Property is on the National Register of Historic Places, is locally designated and may also qualify for Wisconsin Historic Homeowner’s Tax Credits from the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Homeowners' Tax Credit program returns 25% of the cost of approved rehabilitation (of eligible historic homes) as a Wisconsin income tax credit.



Featured Duplex627-29 West Washington Street

This attractive brick duplex with arched entryways is located in the popular Walker's Point neighborhood and within walking distance to Walker's Square Park. Easily walk or bike to many nearby amenties, restaurants and art/theatre centers in the area.

627-29 W. Washington St.
7BR/2BA  • Built 1902 • 2,314 SF 

Purchase Price: $25,200 
Est. Rehab Cost:

Shop our Current Listing today! Offers due Dec. 1, 10am. Property may also qualify for a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab through the Homebuyer Assistance Program or matching funds up to $14,999 per unit through the Rental Rehab Loan Progam.


1500 West Dakota StreetFeatured Multi-Family

This 4-unit brick building with detached garage is located in the Polonia neighborhood near Pulaski Park, the Kinnickinnic Sports Center and within close proximity to shopping and other amenities.  

1500 W. Dakota Street
8BR  • Built 1911 • 3,061 SF 
plus detached garage

Purchase Price: $71,400
Est. Rehab Cost: $25,210

Shop our Current Listing today! Offers due Dec. 1, 10am. Property may also qualify for a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab through the Homebuyer Assistance Program or matching funds up to $14,999 per unit through the Rental Rehab Loan Progam.




$20,000 forgivable loanAttend a Homebuyer Orientation Session

Attend the last session of 2015 to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers FREE assistance from a rehab specialist and up to $20,000 forgivable loans for the rehab of City-owned homes.

Tuesday, November 10, 6-7:30pm

Washington Park Library (Community Room), 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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View program brochures to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  
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Mark Your Calendars for These Milwaukee Events!


Harambee logoMural Unveiling/Activation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Place

Helping to activate this space in the Harambee neighbrhood on Sunday, November 8, 3pm will be a series of speakers, including civil rights activist (and widow of Father James Groppi) Peggy Rozga, Milwaukee Commandos leader Prentince McKinney, and HeartLove Place director Claudette Harris, a veteran of Milwaukee’s civil rights movement whose marriage ceremony was performed by Father Groppi. Corner of N. MLK and Ring St; directly across the street from HeartLove Place (3229 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)


Mayor Barrett's Entrepreneur Week2015 Mayor Barrett's Entrepreneur Week

Events include seminars, award ceremonies, open houses and workshops that will contribute to the larger effort of increasing activity in Milwaukee’s entrepreneurial community. View website for daily events from November 8-14.

Layton Boulevard West NeighborsAnnual Neighborhood Gathering

The Layton Boulevard West Annual Gathering will be held on Thursday, November 12, 5-8pm at the St. Joseph's Center (1501 S Layton Boulevard). The event will begin with the Taste of the Neighborhood at 5:30pm-6:15pm followed by the formal program at 6:30pm. Please RSVP.


Recipe to RetailRecipe to Retail: Year-End Resource Potluck

Calling all food entrepreneurs! UEDA's Food Enterprise Development Network is hosting their last Recipe to Retail event of 2015. FEDN has invited back past presenters and discussion leaders to create a year-end resource potluck featuring experts, local food product samples and other entrepreneurs. Chat with financial providers, city and state licensing and permitting officials, commercial kitchen experts, marketing specialists and other local resource providers. Thursday, November 12, 4:30-7:30pm at Body & Soul Healing Arts Center, 3617 N. 48th St. Registration required.


Community Warehouse logoHome Repair and Restoration Resource Fair

Saturday, November 14, 10-2pm. Informational resource tables, a weatherization workshop & more! Community Warehouse is offering a Discounted Membership to everyone that comes through the door. Those attending a Weatherization Seminar that day will receive a FREE 1 year membership. Community Warehouse, 521 S. 9th Street.


Pop-up Sale - Milwaukee Neighborhoods Book & Posters

Monday, November 16 at 10-5pm. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is holding a pre-Thanksgiving pop-up sale in the lobby of the Mackie Building, 225 E. Michigan Ave. Author John Gurda and Artist Jan Kotowicz will sign items from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Get John Gurda's new book personally autographed. Doors Open merchandise will be 20% off; buy four posters and get one free this day only! Other books for sale include Making of Milwaukee; Milwaukee Then & Now and Missing Milwaukee.


Vision 2050 logoVISION 2050 Public Workshops

What is your vision of future land use and transportation in Southeastern Wisconsin? The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) is seeking input on three alternative visions of future regional land use and transportation for VISION 2050. A series of interactive VISION 2050 public workshops will be held across the seven-county region from November 9-19, including a workshop at the War Memorial Center on Thursday, November 19, 5-7pm. You can register for a workshop and find more information on the VISION 2050 website.


Housing Resource Fair5th Annual Housing Resource Fair

Hosted by Alderwoman Coggs, Alderman Stamper and the City of Milwaukee, this free resource fair features City-owned properties for sale, resources and programs to help you, whether you are looking for a new home or need help with your current home. Workshops will be available and representatives from various organizations will be on hand to answer questions and assist you. Saturday, November 21, 10am-2pm at the UACB Lee Campus, 921 W. Meinecke Ave. 




Proposals for properties below will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 these and more commercial properties for sale at: 

5124-26 W. Center St.5124-26 West Center Street
Saint Joseph Neighborhood
Two-story 4 unit brick building built in 1927 (1 Office; 2br apt; 2br apt; 1br apt). Permitted uses: retail, martial arts/dance studio, live-work unit, office, art/photography studio, personal or business service, maintenance or repair service, café or recording studio.

3,380 Sq. Ft. - Asking price $15,000

4828 W. Lisbon Ave.4828 West Lisbon Avenue
Uptown Neighborhood
One story Store building with a full basement constructed in 1954. Permitted uses: business service; general retail (i.e. paint and hardware store) or medical office uses, art studio, health club uses.

8,676 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $80,000


5431 West Lisbon Avenue5431 W. Lisbon Ave.
Uptown Neighborhood

Two-story commercial building built in 1925. Permitted uses: retail; office; café; catering;  art/photography studio; Personal or business service; maintenance or repair service; martial arts/dance studio or recording studio.

2,212 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $30,000


$1 Vacant Side Lots For Sale$1 Vacant Side Lot

Do you own and live in your house? If there is a vacant City-owned lot directly to the side of your property we may be able to sell it to you.

Read the requirements and submit an application form.





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