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Tue Feb 25, 2014
Matthew Szymuszkiewicz answered:
Hope the information below helps this is per
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Matthew Szymuszkieiwcz
Shorewest Realtors

Florist Highlands is safer than 66% of the neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
The crime rate in Florist Highlands, Milwaukee is less than 1% of the cities in Wisconsin.
The estimated chance of being a victim of a crime in Florist Highlands is 1 in 21.
The estimated chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Florist Highlands is 1 in 124.
The estimated chance of being a victim of a property crime in Florist Highlands is 1 in 25.

Florist Highlands, Milwaukee crime information )Per Year)


Violent crime 810 (estimate) 999 281
Property crime 4,085 (estimate) 5,038 2,454
Total crime index 4,895 (estimate) 6,037 2,734
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Patrick Vandenberg answered:
Hello, Milwaukee is NOT within 35 minutes of Kenosha in Bad Weather......Check out Union Grove or Burlington. Western Kenosha County, Somers, Pleasant Prairie.
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Melissa Musante answered:
Of course it depends on what you're looking for but I think one of the hottest up and comers right now is the Layton Blvd West Area which includes three different communities. Others have suggested Bay View, and the Heights, and these area GREAT Milwaukee neighborhoods, but they're pretty established and really popular and often tough to find a house at the right price point.
LBWN has a lot going for it but you can still get a home for a very low price. Here's a recent profile I did of this neighborhood for as one of my Creative Communities profiles:

The other place that's often overlooked is The Martin Drive Neighborhood. Here's my profile on that area:

If you'd like to go explore give me call! 414-305-2109
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Elwyn O Jarvis answered:
The Property: 5503 N. 91st Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a Short Sale transaction. There has been an accepted offer on that property pending since January 18, 2012. May I suggest speaking with David Neis Phone: (414) 333-3219 ... more
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Kurt Danskin answered:
I have good news. You are our perfect clients. We specialize in helping people move into their new homes while their credit is being repaired and then purchase the home once they qualify for a FHA Loan.

You can see our current properties by visiting our website -

Feel free to call me at 262-925-8632 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Dave Gerlach
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Troy Miller answered:
If raising a family is your primary concern with your new home I would suggest you start by researching the area school systems. Many of the suburbs have very highly rated public schools and if you want to reside in the City itself there are several private school options. Once you narrow down what school system you would like your children to attend I would suggest you work with a licensed agent and have that agent represent you as a buyers agent. A buyers agent will put YOUR interests first, not the sellers and can provide a wealth of information about a home before putting pen to paper to draft an offer. A good buyers agent will find a home that fits both your needs and your budget!

Troy Miller, ABR, RNG
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Fri Sep 23, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
You should worry about missing an opportunity on a perfect home that's not a short sale.
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Mon Mar 8, 2010
Abe Mills answered:
Dear buyer,

I usually tell my clients that any price that you are willing to pay on a foreclosure is a good starting point. I will say that I am not aware of the market condition in Milwaukee, but if you are willing to pay it, they may be willing to take it.

Good Luck!
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Karen Wenzel, e-PRO answered:
There are so many great "neighborhoods", and it is very subjective based on what you are looking for. Besides, as a licensed Realtors, we are prohibited from making generalizations. What would be most helpful to you, is to join forces with a Realtor that you feel comfortable with, give them your criteria, home styles preferred, price range, etc.
Then they can find homes that meet your needs, maybe even look in several areas around the City or County. I always encourage my Buyers to drive through neighborhoods that they are considering prior to us actually looking at the home. They have even stopped and talked to people who were out and about - to get a feel for the area.
It will become apparent to you when you find a neighborhood you are comfortable with.
I wish you all the best!!
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Wed Dec 26, 2007
John answered:
Nadia, if you're able to show the home yourself then try listing it on a FSBO site ($300 or so to be in the MLS) or a site like Craigslist or Yahoo Real Estate. It is still a good idea to interview Realtors to get an idea of the market value of your home based on comps that have sold and to know a good Realtor in case you aren't able to sell it yourself. Ask the Realtors how many homes they've sold in the last 6mo, how many they currently have listed, and what their average listing price / close price is. A good strategy would be to list your condo yourself at 3% less than what the market price is. This way, you have an attractive price and are still able to pay a buyers agent if need be. Then use a real estate lawyer to review the offer and counter if necessary. Realtors are licensed but I prefer to have an actual lawyer help with contracts. Hope this helps.

Try FSBO first -- not to save money (although you probably will), but instead focus on selling quickly for the same net sales price for yourself. Read the article I linked to below, it compares FSBO listings in Madison, WI to Realtor listings. It was done by 3 independent economists, not economists paid by the Realtors Association.
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