Once again, the City of Milwaukee and Take Root Milwaukee will host a Home Ownership Fair to encourage home buying in the city and to market City-owned properties and resources. This year, we are teaming up with the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® and the fair will be located one floor above the REALTORS® Home & Garden Show at the WI Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave.
The event is free, open to the public and will take place on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – the last day of the Home & Garden Show. The first 200 people will be reimbursed for their $6 State Fair parking cost. Free street parking and easy access by bus is also available (routes 56, 67 or 76).
Residents can connect with lenders, realtors, home ownership specialists and neighborhood organizations. These Take Root Members can help residents explore if and when home buying is right for them. Workshops will be available on home buying (9 a.m. and 11 a.m.) and home rehab (10a.m.).
The City of Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) will be on hand to explain the Homebuyer Assistance Program which offers forgivable rehab loans of up to $20,000 to home buyers purchasing City-owned properties in Milwaukee. Additionally, the STRONG Homes Loan Program offers partially forgivable loans of up to $20,000 to current homeowners for essential repairs. City Real Estate will have property listings for sale in many of Milwaukee’s great neighborhoods.