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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  August 5, 2015


August 2015

Back-To-School and Homebuying 101
The most important back-to-school purchase you can make is a new home!

Join us for monthly Homebuyer Orientation Sessions to learn about the $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab when buying a City-owned home. Open the Benefits of Buying a City-owned Home infographic to view monthly housing payment examples. Or attend the Bronzeville Week Housing Lunch-N-Learn on August 6 to learn about resources available for both homebuyers and homeowners. Learn more about the deconstruction process and how the City is training workers for construction jobs and keeping valuable resources out of our landfills. And be sure to read about the many resources and special offers available from our partners that can help you to purchase or repair your home for less than you might think.

We also invite you to attend the 15th Annual Back-To-School Health Fair on August 7 or August 14. The City of Milwaukee Health Department offers FREE backpacks for kids and FREE school supplies to those with up-to-date shot records or to those that get their shots and lead testing done at the fair. STRONG kids grow STRONG neighborhoods!


Join us for the Bronzeville Week Housing Lunch-N-Learn

Learn more about the STRONG Neighborhoods Plan, City-owned property for sale (residential, commercial, vacant lots), resources available and the $20,000 forgivable loan program offered from Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC).

WHEN: Thursday, August 6 from 11am-1pm
WHERE: Growing Power Cafe, 2719 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

This event is FREE and open to the public. Keep up with the latest Bronzeville news at


$20,000 forgivable loanLearn more at our Homebuyer Orientation Sessions

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, August 18, 6-7:30pm
Forest Home Library Community Room
1432 W. Forest home Ave.

Click to Learn More

View program brochures to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  
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Desconstruction Creates Job Training & Material Reuse

On July 14, 2015, Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Bauman and Alderman Wade attended a press conference at WasteCap, followed by a tour of a deconstruction project.

Dozens of properties on the demolition list had been referred for salvage and hybrid deconstruction in the spring and summer of 2015. The services of the Milwaukee Community Service Corps and Northcott Neighborhood House, in partnership with WasteCap, are a welcome addition to the City of Milwaukee and provide another opportunity to build STRONGer neighborhoods together. Underemployed and underskilled workers are gaining valuable work training, which will allow them the experience needed to move on to other constuction-related jobs after their training period is over.

WasteCap's new salvage store is also now open to the public at 2123 W. Michigan St. The  warehouse allows for storage and retail space, which enables WasteCap to salvage and resell useful building materials that can be repurposed instead of ending up in our landfills. View WasteCap's website for more info.

View this video below of Ron Roberts from the Department of Neighborhood Services at a recently deconstructed City-owned home.



City Homes For SaleExtended Property Listing

City Real Estate has many homes for sale on the Extended Listing that are available to investors who want to earn rental income and owner-occupants. Investor owners must possess or obtain a Landlord Training Program certificate.

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.

Visit our website on Friday, August 7 to view new properties posted online!


Featured Single Family + Vacant Lot

536 West Concordia AvenueThis attractive home includes a vacant side lot and sits across the street from a beautiful red brick church in the Harambee neighborhood.

532 W. Concordia Avenue
5BR/2BA • Built 1943
1,713 SQ. FT. • 8,400 SQ. FT. lot

Purchase Price: $3,700
Est. Rehab Cost: $46,201

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

Shop our Extended Listing today!


Featured Duplex + Single Family Package

1741 North 23rd StreetThis charming duplex includes a bonus single family in rear of property and is located in the Midtown neighborhood with easy access to downtown and the freeway.

1741 N. 23rd Street
Duplex in front
4BR/2BA  • Built 1890 • 1,627 SQ. FT. 

Single Family in rear
1BR/1BA  • Built 1892 • 640 SQ. FT. 

Purchase Price: $5,400
Est. Rehab Cost for both: $38,350

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

Shop our Extended Listing today!



1900 West Morgan Avenue

1900 W. Morgan Ave.
Asking Price: $45,000

Morgandale Neighborhood Mixed-Use Property
2,457 SQ. FT.

Proposals considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

View more commercial properties for sale at:



Vacant Lot Challenge

Vibrant public spaces connect us to our community and to each other.

Submit your best ideas for creating, improving and activating a vacant lot and you could win a $10,000 reimbursable grant.

Visit the Vacant Lot Challenge website at for more information and pre-selected lots available for the challenge.

Applications are due by Aug. 14.





Wy'east Pizza moving from Portland into former City-owned building

"We're so incredibly grateful to the City of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation for being so patient, supportive and positive," says Brock. "This wouldn't be a reality without them."

Wy'east Pizza is coming to Washington Heights - OnMilwaukee

Building purchased, Wy'East Pizza looks to open in late fall on the west side - TapMilwaukee/Journal Sentinel



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