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                City Real Estate E-newsletter - September 2018 

Mural in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood next to Walnut Way

When was the last time you explored a new neighborhood? We enourage you to explore Milwaukee's great neighborhoods with Doors Open. You can also explore with neighborhood groups like Menomonee Valley Partners with Valley Week or Riverworks very own Riverworks Week or just explore on your own.  Who knows, you might fall in love with a home in one of these neighborhoods! 

The City of Milwaukee and our partners have many unique opportunities and resources available to help you achieve your goals of homeownership and also improve our community. Whether you’re looking for a fixer-upper, a move-in ready home, a vacant lot to build on, or are just looking to improve your current home, we can help! Visit our website to learn more about getting started. 

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

Homeownership Opportunities

Current Listings & Extended Listings

Current ListingView homes for sale under Current Listing or Extended Listing. Homes listed under Current Listing are for owner-occupancy only, homes listed under Extended Listing are available to owner-occupants and investors who want to earn rental income. Homes are also listed with external agents. Work with your realtor to find your new home in the city.

Owner-occupant buyers may qualify for:

A home in the Borchert Field neighborhoodFeatured Home

3420-22 North 18th Street
4 BR / 2 BA • 2,228 sq. ft.

Check out this duplex home located in the Borchert Field neighborhood. This home come with beautiful hardwood floors and has an estimated renovation cost of $10,340. 

Asking Price: $19,200
Scope of Work: $10,340
May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership.

A Historic Home in the Historic Concordia NeighborhoodFeatured Historic Home

The Willis S. Johnson House
2833 W. State Street

5 BR / 2 BA / 2,383 sq. ft. 

This fine shingled Queen Anne house sits on a tidy lot in the heart of the Concordia Historic District. Built in 1890 and designed by Clas and Ferry Architects. Major exterior repairs in 2017 include new roof, gutters, trim and siding repair, chimney rebuild and front porch repair.

Asking Price: $46,300
Scope of Work: $34,900
May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership and WI Historic Homeowner’s Tax Credits.

Helpful Resources

Housing Help Web Tool. Housing Help Tool

If you're looking for a one stop shop for housing resources the Housing Help web tool is it! The Housing Help tool connects your with information and resources from various City departments and non-profit organizations. You can filter it if you're a homeowner, homebuyer or investor/non-profit organization. 
Explore this tool to find resources you can use!

MKE Mobile Tool.

MKE Mobile

Residents can use MKE Mobile to locate, photograph and provide supporting information to ensure speedy resolution of issues. Issues that can be reported include abandoned vehicles, graffiti, litter, potholes or other issues. You can download the app on your smartphone today. You must have a Google Play or Apple ID to download the app. 
Learn more about MKE Mobile.



Direct Connect MKE

Direct Connect helps you find local trainings, jobs & supports you in your career path. Download the app today by searching "Yolobe" on your carrier's app store or connect with Veronica - text @dcmke at 39197.  


 City Programs - Learning Opportunities

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation.Homebuyer Orientation Sessions

Attend the next session to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers assistance from a rehab specialist an up to $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes. 

Monday, October 8, 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Central Library, 814 W Wisconsin Ave. Community Room 1

Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

A young child helps with a community garden.NIDC CIP match grants support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. CIP grants are reimbursable grants that require a dollar-for-dollar match from non-City funding sources. The maximum CIP grant request is $4,000. Attending an info session is required. 

Wednesday, October 10, 6 - 7:00 p.m. 
Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd. 

Thursday, October 11, 10 - 11:00 a.m. 
Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St. 

For more information visit our website.

Lunch & Learn Summer Series. Lunch & Learn Summer Series
In an effort to better equip the development community with understanding the permitting process in the City of Milwaukee, the Lunch & Learn Summer Series will explore current development opportunities and challenges. Mark your calendar to join us! Classes will be held at 809 N Broadway, 1st floor board room. 

Basic Building Code
Monday, September 24, noon - 1:00 p.m. 

Monday, October 15, noon - 1:00 p.m.

To RSVP visit our Lunch & Learn website.

Landlord Training Program.

Landlord 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 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Anderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor. 

Visit our Landlord Training website for more information on upcoming trainings.

Community Events

Our City always has fun things happening! Take part in Riverworks Week, Valley Week, a community conversation with Richard Rothstein, home tours from neighborhood organizations or help build an underground cistern. To see a full list of events visit our Community Events Calendar.

Riverworks Week

Monday, September 17th - 22nd. The Riverworks Business Improvement District invites everyone to the 5th Annual Riverworks Week where they are currently accepting applications for contestants to compete in the 4th Annual Dolphin Pool, which invites entrepreneurs to pitch their business concept in front of a live crowd and panel of expert judges. 

Valley Week Flyer.Valley Week

Saturday, Sep 22nd –  29th. Menomonee Valley Partners and Potawatomi Hotel & Casino present Valley Week running from September 22 – 29. Explore and experience Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley by participating in the week’s events, from a beer run, tours on land or in water, to dining al fresco at the Food Truck Festival, the week offers something to nature lovers, history enthusiasts, job seekers, and those looking for something unique to do.

Tour of Homes

Sunday, September 23rd. Join Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers for a home tour within the Kinnickinnic River Neighborhood from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. starting at 2677 S. 16th St. Tour 3 homes located in this neighborhood and learn about financing, schools in the area, amenities, and more! Reserve your spot by calling 414-897-5596 or email

BLOX Party
Saturyday, October 6th @ Green Tech Station 4101 N. 31st Street 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Volunteer with NWSCDC and Reflo to help build a 20,000-gallon underground cistern! Thr project will demonstrate more sustainable stormwater management and help reduce flooding in the 30th Street Corridor. Visit for more info about this project. 

Richard Rothstein: MKE Reads Color of Law

Richard Rothstein, author of Color of law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America will speak to book clubs and community members about his groundbreaking book. He's coming to Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the MATC Cooley Auditorium (1015 N 6th St.). Register today for FREE using the link above! 

Commercial Property Opportunities

2543-47 North Martin L. King Jr. Drive 
Asking Price: $10,000

This mixed use property is located in the Harambee Neighborhood and a part of BID #8. With 7,881 sq ft you have plenty of room to start or expand your business. 

Proposals accepted until Noon on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Find out more information at;

Vacant Lot Opportunities

Lots of Opportunities for Vacant Lots

DCD/ Neighborhood News & Updates

If your organization would like to be featured in future e-newsletters, please contact

Community Outreach Liaison Gisela Ortega at

City Real Estate, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - (414) 286-5730

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Real Estate
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Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Email offers to:
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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