Marquette Wire

Maintenance of foreclosed homes problematic

Monique Collins

November 29, 2012

The problem of foreclosed homes has discouraged city officials and is expected to become more costly in the coming months. On Nov. 21, the Common Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee approved a plan that would allow $400,000 of the city’s contingency fund to be used for the upkeep of fo...

Milwaukee housing sales continue to boom, despite high foreclosure rates

Monique Collins

April 19, 2012

The metro Milwaukee housing market continued to improve in March, with housing sales increasing by 26.5 percent. This is the ninth consecutive month that housing sales increased by double-digit percentages. Milwaukee County...

Milwaukee rebuilding project

Derrick Chengery

April 29, 2010

Dilapidated houses, high-density apartment projects and empty lots are a common sight in some parts of Milwaukee. Areas across the city have seen massive property foreclosures and loan defaulting. From 2007 to 2008, Milwa...