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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  September 15, 2017


Real Estate E-Newsletter September 2017

JOIN US: Near West Side Housing Resource Fair + Tour

Join us at the Near West Side Housing Resource Fair on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Highland Community School, 1706 W. Highland Ave. This is a great event for both homeowners and individuals interested in homeownership.

  • Visit with 24 different organizations to learn about housing resources available for both purchasing a home or renovating the home you currently own
  • Attend a workshop on special homeownership programs, homeowners and renters insurance, buying a home and advice on renovating your home and choosing a contractor
  • Tour houses for sale on the near West Side from “fixer uppers” to “move-in ready”
  • Win a raffle prize (including a iPad mini)
  • RSVP on facebook

Until then, continue reading more below about properties for sale, neighborhood events, learning opportunities, open houses, helpful resources, and homeownership opportunities!


Homeownership OpportunitiesCurrent Property Listing

View our Current Listing of homes for sale available to owner-occupants only. Offers are due on October 3 at 10 a.m.

After 30 days on the Current Listing, any unsold properties will move to the Extended Listing or will be listed with our outside agents. Work with your realtor to locate your new home! Homes for sale on the Extended Listing are available to investors who want to earn rental income and owner-occupants.

Tour these two houses on Saturday, September 16, from 10am-noon! (view flyer)

Featured Historic Houses2844 West Kilbourn Avenue

H.J. Gerling House, 2844 W. Kilbourn Avenue
5 BR / 1 BA  •  1,822 sq. ft. 

Built in 1894 this large Queen Anne Style home is ready for a new owner to make it their own. Exterior repairs include new roof, gutters and rebuilt front porch that is period appropriate. Siding has been repaired and house has a full three color paint job. Located in the heart of the Concordia Historic District.

Asking Price: $40,000
Scope of Work: $60,475

Read more about the history of this house and view interior photos of original details (penny tile, folding french doors) from's Urban Spelunking Series.

The John Scwartz House, 2330 W. McKinley Ave.2330 West McKinley Avenue
4 BR / 2 BA  •  2,242 sq. ft. •  Detached garage

A fetching home in the Historic Lynden Hill Neighborhood. The John Schwartz house sits on a double lot at a corner with impressive homes. This Queen Anne gem was built in 1891 by the Haussmann Brothers Company. Exterior was completely renovated in 2016 and awaits a buyer to modernize the interior.

Asking Price: $40,00
DNS Scope of Work: $35,550


Housing Help Web ToolHousing Help web tool ad

The Department of City Development (DCD) has created a new tool as a single resource for those looking for housing information and resources from various City departments.

The Housing Help web tool filters information for three types of users: homeowners, home buyers and investors/non-profit organizations.

Explore this new tool to find resources you can use!


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.

Don't miss the last session of 2017!
Tuesday, October 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Mitchell Street Library, 910 W. Mitchell St.

View program brochures: English  Espańol
Share with your friends and RSVP on our facebook events page.

Landlord Training ProgramLandlord Training
Attend the next Department of Neighborhood Services FREE 5-hour training seminar and receive a 100-page manual and certificate of completion. 

  • Wednesday, October 4, 9am - 3pm Sign-In: 8:30am 
    Milwaukee Central Library, Community Room 1
  • Wednesday, October 18, 9am - 3pm Sign-In: 8:30am 
    Anderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor

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 required.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 6-7pm
    Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 310 W. Locust St.
  • Thursday, October 12, 10-11:30am
    Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 310 W. Locust St.


Fondy Farmers Market's Centennial Celebration & Park Opening

Fondy Farmers Market logoWith a history that dates back to 1917, the Fondy Farmers Market has been ensuring the supply of fresh produce to Milwaukee’s Northside for a century. To celebrate this continuous fresh food access, Fondy is working with the City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO), Department of City Development, Reflo, ReciproCITY, and many other partners, to transform the vacant lot next to the market into a new eco-park and community gathering space. Join us for an all-day event this Saturday, September 16 to celebrate!

Neighborhood Clean-Up
Alderman Khalif J. Rainey welcomes Milwaukee residents to attend a neighborhood clean-up this Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers will meet at 2320 W. Burleigh Street (COA Pavilion). The neighborhood clean-up will cover Burleigh from 20th to 27th, then 27th over the Auer.

Granville BID's Car, Truck & Bike Spectacular
Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and the Granville Business Improvement District invite Milwaukee residents to attend the Car, Truck & Bike Spectacular on Sunday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on N. 76th Street between Good Hope Road and Bradley Road.

First Ever Valley Week
Valley Week BannerMenomonee Valley Partners and Potawatomi Hotel & Casino present the first ever Valley Week running from September 23 – 30. Explore and experience Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley by participating in the week’s events, including special tours via bike, boat, bus, or kayak, the Ultimate Beer Run, Campfire Stories, and a Valley-wide Career Expo.

Riverworks Week
Riverworks LogoThe Riverworks BID presents their annual Riverworks Week from September 20-22 celebrating Milwaukee's Creative District on the beerline trail between Abert and Capitol Drive. Events include the Creative District Festival, Dolphin Pool Competition, Inventor's Circus and Pop-Up Cafe.

Public Meeting & Open House
- Transit Oriented Development Study

The City of Milwaukee , the Historic King Drive BID and the Harbor District are hosting two open house kick off meetings to discuss how the proposed, future King Drive and Walker's Point streetcar extensions can generate new housing options, improve public open spaces, connect people to jobs, and attract new businesses. Please stop by and share your ideas.


Lots of Opportunites for Vacant Lots$1 Vacant Side Lot



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

Open House, RFP Presentation & Tour
- Historic Wildenberg Hotel Property

Constructed in the mid 1800s, this Locally Designated Historic Building in the Southpoint Neighborhood has 4,381 SF. Retoration of building and additional new construction is required on the land.

5:30 p.m. Meet, Mix and Mingle: Wildenberg Hotel Property photo
BID office, 4647 S. 27th St.

6:00 p.m. City of Milwaukee Presentation: Department of City Development (DCD) Planning and Real Estate, introduction, strategic plan overview, Charette results, revised RFP release

GUESTS: Alderman Terry Witkowski (13th District),
DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux

6:40 p.m. Questions and Comments
7:00 p.m. Tour of Historic Wildenberg Hotel:  3774 S. 27th St.



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Community Outreach Liaison Christina Klose at

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