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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  October 7, 2016

 

October 2016 E-news

Make Your Home & Your Neighborhood Stronger

The leaves are dropping, which means winter is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to implement your energy-saving improvements. Making small changes like replacing older toilets, sealing air leaks, replacing windows or adding insulation can add up to big savings.

For those looking to buy or build, view our residential and commercial properties for sale and the various opportunities to purchase or adopt a vacant lot. Investing in your neighborhood and creating new owner-occupants results in neighborhood stabilization, happy homeowners and revitalized commercial corridors. These are some of the keys for strengthening Milwaukee's great neighborhoods.

Explore the opportunities below to make your home and your neighborhood stronger through helpful home resources to save you money, low-interest loan programs, neighborhood grants and more.

Attend a tour of homes TOMORROW, an upcoming open house or join in a neighborhood event to engage with fellow Milwaukeeans and provide your input at a public meeting. Remember, your neighborhood participation, your voice and your vote is important for building a stronger Milwaukee!


    HOUSES FOR SALE
 

 
Homeownership OpportunitiesCurrent Property Listing

Bids are due on our Current Listing of homes by October 11 at 10 a.m. Any unsold properties from this listing will then move to our Extended Listing online or will be listed with our external partnering agents. Work with your realtor to find your new City of Milwaukee home! Our next Current Listing of homes for sale will be posted online on October 21.

Owner-occupant buyers may qualify for:



Featured Single Family 1942 South Muskego Avenue

1942 S. Muskego Ave.
Includes vacant lot at 1936 S. Muskego Ave.

Located in the Muskego Way neighborhood near Historic Mitchell Street, this charming 3 BR / 1.5 BA home built in 1861 is currently available for sale to owner-occupants only. The home has 1,519 sq. ft. and sits on a large 10,258 sq. ft. lot. 

Asking Price: $6,700
DNS scope of work: $62,575

Bids are due October 11 at 10am.
 


    HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS


Strong Home Loan
STRONG Homes Loan Program

Accepting applications for current homeowners!

The STRONG Homes Loan Program from NIDC offers partially forgivable loans of up to $20,000 for emergency and essential repairs to owner occupants of 1-4 family properties throughout the City of Milwaukee on a first come, first served basis. Technical assistance will also be provided to assist with rehab projects.
 



Water Saving Toilets for only $50 & $75
No coupon or rebate form is necessary!

Save up to 16,000 gallons of water a year over older, less efficient toilets through the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) toilet rebate program, a simple way to conserve money, water, and energy.

Choose from two models of 1.28-gallon commercial grade Zurn toilets, available only at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, 11406 W. Rodgers. Sale Hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to Noon. No more than two per household. Proof of residency is required. Program started October 1 and runs until supplies run out.  



Lead Poisoning Prevention
Receive up to $320 per window to replace lead-based painted windows

Do you own property built before 1950 in the 53206, 53208, 53209, 53210 or 53216 zip codes? And have children under 4 years old? If so, your property may be eligible for subsidized window replacement. 

View flyer for eligibility and location requirements, or call (414) 286-5987.

An additonal $5,000/unit is available to address asthma triggers if anyone 2-40 years old has asthma. 

 

  
    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


Green Home Series: Winterize Your Home with Me2

Join the City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office on Monday, October 17, from 5:00-5:45pm at Tippecanoe Library (3912 S. Howell Ave.). Learn how to make your home more comfortable, save money, and save energy through the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program. We will discuss no and low cost solutions to winterizing your home, air sealing and insulation, safety improvements, and energy efficiency incentives that are available for homeowners.



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, October 19, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In: 8:30am   Location: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor
     
  • Entrenamiento En Espanol Para Propietarios (Landlord Training in Spanish)
    Martes, 25 de octubre de 5pm-8:30pm

    Por favor de llegar a las: 4:30pm   Localización: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor (En la calle 6 Y Howard)
  
    NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS

 


Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

Five Points Park in the Harambee neighborhoodNIDC 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, October 12, 6-7pm

    Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

  • Thursday, October 13, 9:30-10:30am
    Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.



Neighborhood Grants Available from GMF

Grants from $500 to $5,000 are available from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation with the goal of supporting grassroots, community-based solutions that improve neighborhoods in the city of Milwaukee. Learn more and apply onlline by October 15.
 

  
    NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS


Tour of Homes featuring the Harambee Neighborhood

Join Housing Resources, Inc. on Saturday, October 8, from 10am-noon, for a guided bus tour of homes for sale in the Harambee Neighborhood. Buyers will have the opportunity to go into several homes including City of Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Plan "Ready-To-Go Renovated Homes" available for sale. Come and discover the unique attributes of this neighborhood!

Meet at the Riverworks Development Corp. Lot, 526 E. Concordia Ave. Register in advance with HRI at (414) 461-6330.



Cream City Farms - Open House!

Cream City Farms logoJoin us on Saturday, October 8, from 1-3pm at 2055 N. 30th Street for tours, speakers, snacks and more as we celebrate this transformative project that converted a 1.5 acre brownfield site in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor into one of Milwaukee’s newest urban farms; including a 40,000 underground gallon cistern with an exciting remote monitoring and control system, a pole mounted 1.5 kw solar panel system, and several community based arts activities! Sign up on the facebook event page.



Early Voting - 2016 Fall General Election
September 26 - November 5
Bring it to the Ballot
The 2016 Fall General Election In-Person Absentee Voting schedule offers expanded locations, dates and hours for City of Milwaukee early voters. Voting early is quick and easy for City of Milwaukee residents. Consider voting early if you have any concerns about your Election Day schedule or simply prefer to avoid waiting in line.



Fall Leaf Collection Oct. 1 - Nov. 15

City of Milwaukee residents have until Tuesday, November 15 to rake their leaves into the curb lanes for pick-up by Department of Public Works (DPW). Leaves are banned from landfills and must not be placed in garbage or recycling carts. DPW collects leaves, brush and yard waste separately from garbage and composts it, which conserves natural resources while saving the City money. Residents are also encouraged to mulch leaves, and leave grass clippings on the lawn. This saves time and money, and adds nutrients to the soil.



Trick-or-Treat is Sunday, Oct. 30Trick or Treat Sunday, October 30th from 1-4pm

Official Trick or Treat hours in the City of Milwaukee will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 1-4pm. Residents are reminded to keep children safe during Trick or Treat.

Get safety tips from your police and fire departments and let's make Halloween safe and more enjoyable for everyone.
 



Lakefront Gateway Plaza Public Engagement Meeting

rendering of Lakefront Gateway Plaza DesignPlease join City Planning Staff and the GRAEF design team at this public engagement meeting on Monday, October 31, 5:30-7:30pm at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center (750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive) for a brief presentation and an opportunity to provide your input on the design and programming of this future showcase park.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in more info visit milwaukee.gov/lakefrontplaza to learn more about the project and submit comments.


    LOTS OF LOTS


Lots of Opportunites for Vacant Lots$1 Vacant Side Lot

  
    COMMERICAL PROPERTIES & OPPORTUNITIES

 


Proposals for property 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: milwaukee.gov/CRE 
    

3720-24 West Vliet Street 3720-24 West Vliet Street
4,200 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $20,000

High profile site 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.



Open House: Creating an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship

Join us on Tuesday, October 25, 8-10am at The Big Eazy Dinner and Entertainment, 2053 N. Martin Luther King Drive, for an open house focusing on tips, tools and resources to help create ecosystems of entrepreneurship in the Bronzeville district. National Main Street Center, US Bank and the City of Milwaukee have partnered to create a suite of resources on this topic, including a webinar and tech bulletin. Hear from the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District and DCD's Commercial Corridor Team. RSVP to rhonda.manuel@milwaukee.gov by Oct. 14.

 
    NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS and UPDATES

 




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