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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  April 8, 2016


Save the Date and Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Friday, April 22, 11am-1pm   |   City Center, 735 N. Water St.
Eco-Education, Live Music, Near Zero Waste, Local Food

Join Rock the Green and the Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office for the 5th annual (and FREE) Earth Day Celebration. Visit the DCD/Strong Neighborhoods table for more information on properties for sale, grants and incentives, rehab programs and housing resources. Repurposing and extending the life of existing buildings is the ultimate way to go green in Milwaukee!

This fun event is a great way to learn about eco-friendly opportunities and support the community in its environmental efforts. You can also network and connect with other City departments and initiatives — Milwaukee Shines, Me2 Milwaukee Energy Efficiency, HOME GR/OWN and DPW - Recycle for Good.

Mayor Barrett and others will be on hand to deliver environmental announcements. Live music on a pedal powered stage and food trucks will also be on-site. Come down and join us!

RSVP on facebook. Download poster.


Home Ownership Opportunities

Current Property ListingThe Current Listing of homes for sale online features an array of opportunites to become a homeowner. Bids are due April 27 at 10 a.m.

City Real Estate has reduced the listing price on many homes for sale on the Extended Listing that are available to investors who want to earn rental income and owner-occupants. Additionally, home sales to owner-occupants qualify for the $500 Roots Landscaping Program Incentive.



Featured Single Family

Walter Truettner House
2402 N. Sherman Boulevard

Purchase Price: $58,500    Est. Rehab Cost: $31,415

Bring this beautiful home back to life! This prime example of mediterranean revival bungalow architecture sits on a corner lot at the southern entry to the Sherman Boulevard Historic District. Built in 1920 this spacious house has 2,407 square feet of living space composed of living rooms, sunroom, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 51 x 165 lot is 8,415 square feet with a garage that matches the style of the house.

House has all new roof and gutters with a fully renovated exterior including stucco repair, tuckpointing and full paint job. Owner-occupants only.

View more Historic Houses for sale on our website.

1735 West Scott Street
Featured Duplex

1735 W. Scott St.

Purchase Price: $6,000    
Est. Rehab Cost: $45,465

This unique home was built in 1873 on a corner lot and has 1,246 square feet with 2 BR / 2 BA and a detached garage. Offers due April 27, 10 a.m.

View this and more homes for sale.

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.


Clean up Your House and Your Community with MMSD

2016 Mobile Collections:
State Fair Park (Gate 8)

  • April 9, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 15, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2016 Year-Round Drop-Off:
3879 W. Lincoln Ave.

  • Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
  • Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Download flyer for more information.

Project Clean & Green 
2016 Project Clean & Green runs April 11-May 27

PROJECT CLEAN & GREEN is a City-wide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations. Collection Crews will target one zone each week and collect extra items left at the collection point on the scheduled collection day.

Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

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 maximum CIP grant request available for a project is $4,000. Attending an info session is a requirement for CIP application.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 6-7pm
    Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
  • Thursday, April 14, 9:30-10:30am
    Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

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, April 13, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In: 8:30am   Location: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor
  • Wednesday, April 20, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In:
    8:30am   Location: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor

Public Meeting for South 27th Street

April 20, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m.
Casmir Pulaski High School – 2500 W. Oklahoma Ave.

The Department of City Development is working with the S. 27th Street Business Improvement District, the City of Greenfield, elected officials, and other local stakeholders to develop a strategic action plan to identify how we can build on the S. 27th Street’s strengths as a commercial area, as well as to identify ways to ensure its vitality in the future. 

Visit to learn more about the planning process.


Attend a Homebuyer Orientation Session

$20,000 forgivable loanAttend 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, April 26, 6-7:30pm
Forest Home Library (Community Room)
1432 W. Forest Home Ave.
Sign up on facebook!

View program brochures to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  
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Washington Park Housing Resource Fair

Saturday, April 30, 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. - Community Care, 3220 W. Vliet St.

For Current Homeowners: Apply for the Washington Park Neighborhood Improvement District Home Improvement Grant, and connect with other valuable home help resources.
For Future Homeowners: Learn about all the resources available to buy your new home.


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 six 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.

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

$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.




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 more commercial properties for sale at: 

3720-24 West Vliet Street 3720-24 West Vliet Street

This high profile site is located in the Washington Park Neighborhood, and adjacent to the Martin Drive Neighborhood, with easy access to downtown and the freeway. Built in 1925, this mixed-use building features a brick exterior with a decorative tile roof eave over a large upper balcony. The interior features an attractive brick fireplace mantle with two offices, one 2-bedroom unit and two 1-bedroom units. The back of the building features a covered second story balcony overlooking onsite parking and yard area.

4,200 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $20,000

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. The property is located within a small commercial strip that is easily walkable from the nearby Garden Homes Historic District, which is a neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property also sits within close proximity to Capitol Drive and I-43.

5,208 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $40,000





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