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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  April 10, 2015


Enews April 2015

Spring into These Community Events to Get Started

Whether you’re in the market for a fixer-upper, a turn-key home, a historic housea vacant lot to build on or are just looking to improve your current City of Milwaukee home, be sure to attend one of these community events below. Department of City Development staff will be on hand to promote homeownership opportunities and home repair resources through Mayor Barrett's STRONG Neighborhoods Plan. 

4/14 Milwaukee Day at City Hall
Tuesday, April 14, 5-8pm   |   City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee Day is partnering with Yelp to host a city-wide happy hour at City Hall. Mayor Barrett is scheduled to speak, the City Hall bell will be rung and a balloon drop will take place. Connect with great City initiatives such as City Real Estate & STRONG Neighborhoods Plan, KIVA, the Office of Environmental Sustainability and more at this fun event celebrating Milwaukee!

Washington Park Housing Fair
Saturday, April 18, 9am-1pm   |   Community Care, 3220 W. Vliet St.
Join Washington Park Partners for the Washington Park Housing Resource Fair and connect with various organizations for valuable housing resources. View flyer for more details.

Earth Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 22, 11am-1pm   |   City Center, 735 N. Water St.
Join Rock the Green and the Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability for the 4th annual (and FREE) Earth Day Celebration. Mayor Tom Barrett and others will be on hand to deliver announcements on environmental plans and eco-educational booths will be on-site.

Havenwoods Spring Home Resource Fair
Saturday, April 25, 9am-1pm   |   Milw. Scholars, 7000 W. Florist Ave.
Havenwoods Economic Development Corp. and the Milwaukee Scholars Charter School are hosting this event, which showcases home repair and renovation resources, home rehab loans, homebuying resources, foreclosure prevention and financial wellness and so much more! View flyer for more details.


Learn more at our Homebuyer Orientation Sessions

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

Wednesday, April 22, 6-7:30pm
Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
(Community Room)
Click to Learn More

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


Featured Duplex3219 North 15th Street

This attractive duplex is located in the Borchert Field neighborhood and features a detached garage.

3219 N. 15th Street
1,692 SF • 4BR / 2.5BA

Purchase Price: $4,200
Est. Rehab Cost: $38,971

Property may also qualify for a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab through the Homebuyer Assistance Program

Shop our Extended Listing webpage today!


Extended Property Listing
Available City Houses For Sale

City Real Estate has many homes for sale on the Extended Listing that are available to both investors and owner-occupants.

As an owner-occupant buyer, these properties also qualify for the $500 ROOTS Landscaping Program Incentive.

To take advantage of the HBA $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab, view our list of Eligible Homebuyer Counseling Agencies and get started on your path to homeownership today by completing the required Homebuyer Counseling Certificate.


Bulk Buyer Sales 5 for $25,000

Bulk Buyer Guidelines for Purchasing City Houses 

The City of Milwaukee 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.

  • Must purchase a minimum of five properties
  • Must have housing rehab experience
  • After rehabilitation is complete the property must be sold to an owner-occupant or held as an investment rental property for two years if you are not receiving City financing and five years if you are receiving City financing 
  • You may not sell to another investor
  • Landlord training is required if you are purchasing for rental purposes

View more details about Bulk Buyer Guidelines on our website.

Featured Home Building Sites  Riverwest - New Home Built in 2009

Are you looking to build a new home in a lively and established neighborhood?

The City of Milwaukee is featuring eight lots in four neighborhoods adjacent to downtown. This is a great opportunity to build your dream home in an established community close to jobs, shopping, schools, parks, entertainment and public transit.

Bay View Neighborhood: 703 E. Lincoln Avenue

Lower East Side Neighborhood: 1128 E. Kane Place

Riverwest Neighborhood: 2410 N. Fratney Street2929 N. Weil Street,  2649-51 N. Bremen Street,  3260 N. Booth Street,  2835 N. Pierce Street

Historic Brewer's Hill Neighborhood: 100-02 W. Brown Street

Learn more about building on a City of Milwaukee vacant lot. Commercial Property 

4313-15 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Asking Price: $50,000
Mixed-use business opportunity in the Sunset Heights Neighborhood. Two-story, 4,180 sq. ft. masonry building constructed in 1930 with two upper level apartments and parking.

Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until an acceptable proposal is received. To complete this redevelopment, 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.


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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

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