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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  September 4, 2014

Fall in love with your new home.

We can help make your dreams of homeownership a reality.

The City of Milwaukee offers reduced purchase prices on existing City-owned homes. And unlike traditional closing costs you might have to pay, we cover the broker fees for you.

Lower your costs even further by utilizing programs like the $20,000 Homebuyer Assistance Program and through our partnerships with organizations like Community Warehouse - you'll be able to purchase and rehab your new home just the way you like it!

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, September 23, 2014, 6-7:30pm
Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
(2nd Floor Meeting Room)
Click to Learn More

Featured Home

4536 N. 23rd Street
Single family brick home with detached garage
3BR  |   2BA

$27,000 purchase price
+ $22,625 estimated rehab cost

View the Scope of Work. 

Bids for the property are due by September 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. 

Current Property Listing

Current Listing of Homes For Sale

The Current Listing features over 60 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.

Offers are due September 30, 2014 at 10am. 

New Member Specials at Community Warehouse

Community Warehouse is a non-profit organization that provides deeply discounted home improvement products to members looking to rehab and upgrade their homes. The warehouse is conveniently located just south of downtown at 521 S. 9th Street.

In partnership with Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan, the Community Warehouse is extending an exclusive offer for a discounted individual membership of only $5 (regularly $25). Annual membership fees are also discounted at $50 for non-profit organizations (regularly $100) and $75 for business memberships (regularly $150).

Residents must be located in the CDBG Community Development Block Grant area to qualify for membership. All offers are valid through November 15, 2014 and you must bring in a printed online flyer to receive the discount.

Click to Learn More

Vacant Spaces Become Productive Places

Have a vacant City-owned lot you want improved? As part of Mayor Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan, up to 80 City-owned vacant lots will be improved this fall. The City will continue to maintain these lots. 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! 

  1. Talk to your neighbors and pick one of the four designs
  2. Contact us with your selection: or (414) 286-3467
  3. Enjoy and give feedback on your improved lot! Send photos of you and your neighbors enjoying a lot in your neighborhood to:

If your group is interested in community gardens or "adopting" a lot, let us know and we'll show you how!

Featured Commercial/Retail Opportunity

2730 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

2730 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive   
Asking price: $330,000

Proposals due: October 16, 2014, 3pm

Public Showing Dates:
Monday, September 8, 3-4pm
Wednesday, September 10, noon-1:30pm
Friday, September 12, 9-10:30am

View additional commercial properties for sale at:

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