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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  October 3, 2014


Revitalizing Neighborhoods by Selling City-owned Homes 

The Department of City Development is knocking on the door to meet our planned sales goal of selling 350 City-owned homes by the end of 2014 – and we still have three months to go!

City-owned properties are first offered to owner-occupants for 30 days. Any unsold properties are available to investors, non-profits and also homeowners and now is your chance to take advantage of these properties.

For the next few weeks, the City of Milwaukee will be working directly with your real estate agents and can earn a commission guarantee of $1,500. Shop our Extended Listing today!

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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6-7:30pm
Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
(2nd Floor Meeting Room)

Click to Learn More


Featured Home

Grand duplex in the heart of the Concordia Historic District. Exterior historic restoration of chimney, roof, gutters, siding and all new front and side porches have already been completed.

2807-09 W. State Street
8 BR / 2 BA duplex / 3,244 square feet
Built in 1895 / On National Register of Historic Places and locally designated

$27,900 purchase price
+ $109,980 estimated rehab cost

Watch for this home to be marketed on October 9, 2014 on our Historic Houses For Sale page.

Current Property Listing

Upcoming Homes For Sale

The next Current Listing will be posted online Thursday, October 9, 2014 and features homes that are exclusively opened to owner-occupants only for the first 30 days.

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

Stop back and visit our website next week - or get started on your Homebuyer Counseling Certificate to take advantage of the HBA $20,000 forgivable loan.

Breaking New Ground with Mayor Barrett

As part of Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan, many City-owned vacant lots have already been improved this fall with fruit trees, maple trees, flowering vines and shrubs. Neighbors are invited to submit a lot for improvement and City staff will select suggested lots to be improved. Capacity is limited to 50-80 lots in 2014, with more to come in Spring 2015! 

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.

Featured Commercial Property RFP

Bronzeville Redevelopment Opportunity
School Conversion / Community or Cultural Arts Center / Development Site & Public Plaza

Historic Garfield School - 4th & North Site
The Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with MPS, is seeking a developer to implement the community plan envisioned by the UWM Bronzeville Design Charette. Transform the former Garfield Elementary School into the focal point for Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District. Repurpose Pagoda roof (last remaining roof of this style in the City) after demolition of existing museum and restaurant.

$500,000 asking price: $250,000 for school + $250,000 for North Ave. corner site
Next showing: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.
Offers due: October 30, 2014 on or before 2:00 P.M.

Property information for project site on website including conceptual plans, plat map, environmental reports and Historic Designation Report.

Featured Event: Weatherization Fair
Save money by making your home more energy efficient

WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 9:30am-12:00pm
WHERE: Journey House, 2110 W. Scott Street

Come to this FREE event to learn basic tips on making your home energy efficient, safe for your family and learn about additional home improvement resources and opportunities.

RSVP for the Weatherization Fair - Questions? Kate Wolf (414) 944-6007 |

Download Event Flyer / Volante del Evento


Milwaukee Shines has launched Solar Washington Heights and Solar Layton Boulevard neighborhood solar group buy programs. The program is open to anyone in the Milwaukee area. Learn more at:

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