Take Root Milwaukee understands that there are many factors to consider when purchasing a home. We encourage you to start by contacting a Take Root Milwaukee Housing Counselor partner. They can be a great resource in helping you navigate the home buying process. For a link to homebuyer counselors that can help you get started, click here.
Also, you may wish to work with a Realtor to assist you in finding the right neighborhood and home for your lifestyle.
Click here to learn more about Take Root Milwaukee's Member Realtors.
Or visit the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors website to search for a Realtor.
Don't be fooled! You do not need to call an "800 number" or "buy" a list to see the foreclosed properties in the City of Milwaukee. Click here to view a full list of Milwaukee Neighborhoods. Start your home search by visiting our Neighborhood Page to to access information and resources for the various neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee. Our Neighborhood Partners often list homes for sale in their neighborhoods on their website, so be sure to check that out!
Click to view homes for sale in the Milwaukee area.
The City also has homes for sale that have been renovated through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) by the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation or one of their development partners. Purchasers are required to fall within the income guidelines established for the program and are required to complete 8 hours of homebuyer education from a HUD-approved counseling agency before an offer is submitted. Check back often because the pace of sales has been brisk and new homes will be coming available throughout the season. View the listings here
The City also offers eligible participants financial assistance toward the purchase of a vacant/foreclosed property as part of the NSP program. As of October 1, 2012, this program is only eligible for properties in the parts of Sherman Park and the Layton Boulevard West Neighborhoods that are included in the NSP3 Program Area. Call 414-286-5812 or visit www.milwaukeehousinghelp.org and click on "Help purchasing a foreclosed home" on the right. The following guidelines may help you decide if you are a good fit for some of the special homeownership assistance programs being offered through the City of Milwaukee:
There are many other assistance programs available such as Employer-Assisted Homeownership (EAH), Down-payment assistance, Rehab assistance and more! We encourage you to visit or talk with one of our housing counseling agency members to see what programs you may qualify for.
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The consumer information on TakeRootMilwaukee.org is used with permission from Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac offers extensive, regularly updated consumer information about buying and owning a home on its website, www.FreddieMac.com, in the “About Homeownership” section. Freddie Mac is not responsible for content errors or omissions on TakeRootMilwaukee.org.
The funding source of this activity is the Milwaukee Homeownership Consortium and Freddie Mac.