Bookmark and Share

City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  October 1, 2015


Me2 Milwaukee Energy Efficiency

Me2 Program Offers Warmth You Can Afford!

It’s easy and affordable to make your home more comfortable. Summer is over and that means cold weather is just around the corner. Whether you are in the process of purchasing a City-owned home or already own your home, the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program is a great way to make your home more comfortable, safe, durable and quiet while saving you money on your energy bills.

Partnering with Summit Credit Union, Me2 provides low-interest financing up to $15,000 to homeowners for energy-saving home improvements including new insulation, air sealing, high efficiency heating equipment, hot water heaters, air conditioners, and windows. In addition, rebates from Focus on Energy can be paired with the financing to further increase your savings.

Visit the Me2 website for more information on the 4-step process and see how easy it is to stay warm this winter!



Reminder - Bids due Oct. 20, 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 3808 North 5th Street

This home features a large yard and is located in the Williamsburg Heights neighborhood with easy access to freeways, shopping and the recently extended Beerline Trail known as the ARTery for walking and biking.

3808 N. 5th Street
3BR/1BA • Built 1923
877 SQ. FT. • 4,200 SQ. FT. lot

Purchase Price: $10,500
Est. Rehab Cost: $13,275

Shop our Current Listing today! Offers due October 2, 10am. Property may also qualify for a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab through the Homebuyer Assistance Program.



Featured Duplex2945 South Kinnickinnic Avenue

This duplex is located in the popular Bay View neighborhood and close to many shopping and restaurants options in the area. Easily walk or bike to Lake Michigan, the Oak Leaf Trail and South Shore Park!

2945 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
4BR/2BA  • Built 1900 • 1,860 SF 
plus detached garage

Purchase Price: $34,300  
Est. Rehab Cost:

Shop our Current Listing today! Offers due October 2, 10am. Property may also qualify for a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab through the Homebuyer Assistance Program.




$20,000 forgivable loanAttend a Homebuyer Orientation Session

Attend the next session 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, October 13, 6-7:30pm
Zablocki Library Community Room
3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Click to Learn More

View program brochures to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  
English  Espańol

Mark Your Calendars for These Great Events!

Harbor District Tours

Milwaukee’s Harbor District is changing, through a collaboration between the City of Milwaukee and Harbor District, Inc. Please join us on a tour to learn more about what happens in the Harbor and hear how it will be revitalized for the next 100 years! Sign up online for the next tours: Friday, October 2, 4:30-6:30pm or Friday, October 9, 4:30-6pm. A Spanish-only tour is offered on Wednesday, October 14, 5:30-7:30pm.


Logo Walk the TalkWalk the Talk Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 7, 8am-5:30pm - Presented by Creative Alliance Milwaukee (CAM) and Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE), the theme this year is the Intersection of Creativity and Innovation and includes Keynotes and Re-Imagination Workshops throughout the Third Ward and Walker's Point that move our community from just talking about these topics to taking action. At the Reimagine Workshop on Milwaukee Neighborhoods, attendees will have the chance to roll up their sleeves and get hands on with a civic challenge: How can the City of Milwaukee persuade more people to purchase homes within the city limits?

Layton Boulevard West NeighborsFall 2015 Tour of Homes

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors offers FREE tours of homes for sale in the Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park neighborhoods. On the tours, homebuyers learn about homebuying resources including $20,000 forgivable loans, mortgage options, homeownership education and more! Saturday, October, 10 from 10am-12:30pm at the Urban Ecology Center (3700 W Pierce St).


Harambee logoHarambee Housing & Weatherization Resource Fair

The Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative (HGNI) is partnering with the Social Development Commission (SDC) to host a Housing Resource Fair at St. Marcus Lutheran School on Saturday, October 10 from 10am-2pm. Visit the STRONG Neighborhoods table featuring City-owned property for sale and get more information on City of Milwaukee programs and incentives for homebuyers and homeowners.

ueda logoOpen Doors to More Business

UEDA is partnering with Freddie Mac and US Bank to host an affordable mortgage products update for realtors and housing counseling agencies on Thursday, October 15, 9am - noon. This event will provide real estate and homeownership counseling professionals with the opportunity to build their knowledge of resources and tools available to homebuyers.


clarke square logoFall Home Improvement Fair

This FREE event is hosted by the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative and Layton Boulevard West Partners and will be held in the Journey House Gym, 2110 W. Scott St., Thursday, October 15, 6-7:30pm. Visit the NIDC table for info on City of Milwaukee programs and property information.

2015 Menomonee Valley Real Estate Showcase

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 20, from 4:30-6:30pm. This year’s showcase will highlight the St. Paul Avenue Design Showroom District - a unique showroom corridor with a region-wide draw. If you are a business owner, interior designer, architect, in the banking/planning/construction fields, or are just interested in the future of the Menomonee Valley or Milwaukee, you ought to be at this event!

Community Improvement Project Grants

Friends of Tippecanoe garden and orchardNIDC offers Community Improvement Project (CIP) grants to support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The CIP grants are reimbursable grants that require a dollar-for-dollar match from non-City funding sources. The maximum CIP grant request available for a project is $4,000 in 2015. Please note that attending an info session is now a requirement for CIP application.

  • Thursday, October 8, 9:30-10:30am
    Boys & Girls Club (Mardak Center), 1558 N. 6th St.
  • Wednesday, October 21, 6-7pm
    Washington Park Library Community Room, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
  • 2015 CIP Application Guidelines

Learn more about CIP grants and view past projects at: 

Map Milwaukee Demonstration

Learn how to use the City's Map Milwaukee tool to get information on foreclosed, vacant and City-owned property.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 10-11:30am
    809 N. Broadway, first floor conference room
    (just inside main entrance of building)
  • Registration is required

The demonstration will consist of approximately 1 hour of demonstration followed by 1/2 hour for questions. This demonstration is intended for new users and will cover the basic operation of Map Milwaukee applications, and will extend to some of the more advanced capabilities. Questions for all skill levels are welcome.



Proposals for properties below will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. To complete these redevelopments, financial resources and incentives may be available from the City of Milwaukee 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: 

2433-35 W. National Ave.
Clarke Square Neighborhood
Two-story mixed-use building, full basement and detached garage. Permitted uses: Live-work unit; café; artist studio; catering service; household maintenance or repair service; personal or business service use; retail, professional or medical office; recording studio.

4,158 Sq. Ft. - Asking price $45,000

1729 S. 11th Street
Historic Mitchell Street Neighborhood
Two-story commercial/residential building built in 1900. Permitted uses: Live-work unit, Office, Art/photography studio, Personal or business service, Café or recording studio.

2,295 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $35,000


$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.


STRONG Vacant Lot Beautification

As part of Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan, many City-owned vacant lots have already been improved this with fruit trees, maple trees, flowering vines and shrubs. Neighbors are invited to submit a lot for improvement.

If your group is interested in community gardens or "adopting" a lot, let us know and we'll show you how - visit the STRONG website for more information.









 DCD facebookConnect with Us!

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


If your organization would like to be featured in future e-newsletters, please contact
Community Outreach Liaison Christina Klose at


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

City of Milwaukee logo           NIDC Logo


Like Us On Facebook 

Follow Us On Twitter

To receive monthly E-news from City Real Estate, sign up for E-notify. Subscribe to "City-Owned Homes" under New Property Sales Listings.

E-Notify Email Eotifications


E-newsletter Archive


September 2015 

September 2015

August 2015 

August 2015

July 2015 

July 2015

June 2015 

June 2015

May 2015 

May 2015

March 2015 

April 2015

March 2015 

March 2015

 January 2015

February 2015

 February 2015

January 2015

December 2014 

December 2014

November 2014 

November 2014

October 2014 

October 2014

September 2014 

September 2014

August 2014 

August 2014

July 2014

July 2014

June 2014

June 2014