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8/14/15 Milwaukee Downtown Condo 3BR 2BA Loft – SOLD!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Step back into Milwaukee history and forward into its future in this totally rehabbed warehouse conversion loft. A spacious 1900 + sq. ft.

All the bells and whistles await. Cream City brick, post and beam ceiling construction, refinished hardwood floors, 11 foot volume ceilings, replacement oversized windows with louvered blinds, specialty lighting throughout.

Spacious loft

Spacious loft

For the Cook(s), a dream workspace complete with upgraded stainless professional appliances – including a range hood that vents to the roof.

Total rehab with outside vent range hood

Total rehab with outside vent range hood

The list  of newly installed and never used high end Kitchen upgrades includes soft touch cabinetry, tilework, and granite counters – including an extensive V-shaped breakfast bar that overlooks the Great Room and it’s corner, raised hearth gas fireplace.

Raised hearth GFP in Great Rm.

Raised hearth GFP in Great Rm.

Split floorplan for privacy. French Doors into the Master suite. Walk through closet between BR and BA. Custom and all new fittings and ceramics.

 

French doors into MBR suite

French doors into MBR suite

 

 

Completely new BA in Master suite

Completely new BA in Master suite

 

 

Bedrooms 2 and 3 and 2nd full BA are all situated along another hallway.

 

Split floor plan

Split floor plan

While this top floor unit has its own 20 x 6 foot balcony,  the condo owners association also provides a rooftop deck furnished with loungers, umbrella tables, and grill.

20 x 6 balcony

20 x 6 balcony

 

Soapworks rooftop deck

Soapworks rooftop deck

 

The unit features a rarely included within the unit itself 9 x 5 foot storage room. It’s a finished space conveniently accessible at the unit foyer. There’s also a separate utility/laundry room there, with W/D hookup.

The included, attached, underground garage space is handily adjacent to the building elevator. Secure street entrance lobby. Pet friendly.

From City-paced, revitalized Westown walk to the neighboring Third Ward just over the River, to the redesigned Intermodal Station, and into Downtown and the Central Business District.

Top Notch. Top Corner. Top Floor.

A major redevelopment plan has just been announced for the main Post Office building on St. Paul . This will bring retail, restaurants, parking, and offices directly across the street from the Soapworks building.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 from noon to 3 p.m. Free meter parking on Sundays.

For an appointment to view, please call Paul 414-807-7599

 

7/1/15 Third Ward Condo Downtown MKE – RENTED!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Live the Life in the Third Ward – Cheaper than similar rentals

Heart of the Historic Third Ward

Heart of the Historic Third Ward

 

Pocket parks, street parking, restaurants, and shopping all outside your door.

 

Restaurants and shopping too

Restaurants and shopping too

Take in the Broadway street scene below from the two oversized arched windows in this 4th floor one Bedroom – plus Den – in the Historic Broadway.

High ceilings, oversized window, ceiling fan in LR

High ceilings, oversized window, ceiling fan in LR

Bright, west facing Living room also has 9 foot ceilings, track lights, and ceiling fan. Unit is also air-conditioned.

Granite breakfast bar. Stainless appliances

Granite breakfast bar. Stainless appliances

Open concept Kitchen features granite breakfast bar, stainless appliances, including a dishwasher, and a pantry.

Utility room with stacked washer/dryer

Utility room with stacked washer/dryer

 

Oven, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, washer, and dryer are included. New custom louver window shades.

Adjustable room divider for Den

Adjustable room divider for Den

Carpeted, step-up Den with double bifold closet and track lights offers more privacy with an adjustable divider.

Breakfast bar opens into Living area

Breakfast bar opens into Living area

Carpeted Bedroom features walk-in closet, track lighting, and ceiling fan.

LR and BR both have ceiling fans

LR and BR both have ceiling fans

In-unit laundry area behind bifold doors. Private storage room across the hall from entry.

 

Utility closet includes laundry

Utility closet includes laundry

 

Building and association amenities include the handsome atrium and lobby, and adjacent courtyard complete with raised flower beds, lounge furniture, tables, chairs, and grills for your use.

Courtyard with raised beds

Courtyard with raised beds

 

Secure, street-level lobby entrance. Accessible, elevator building with on-site management.

Handsome atrium and lobby

Handsome atrium and lobby

 

There’s a top floor, well-equipped exercise room – with a sauna – and the skylit community room complete with kitchen and dining area. The Broadway is a cat friendly building with WiFi and basic cable.

Seller is offering one year of free garage parking in the next block. Several choices for off-street parking nearby. For current locations and pricing, please visit the historicthirdward.org website.

For sale at $124,900. For an appointment to view, please call Paul 414-807-7599


 

 

6/10/15 Downtown Milwaukee River Condo for sale. Balcony. 2 GA. 3 BR UPDATED! SOLD!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Oversized balcony outside the Great room

Oversized balcony outside the Great room

Room to stretch out and available at once for summer relaxation. 2 level unit on 4th and 5th floor with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 3 balconies. Plus 2 underground GA spaces are included.

 

Long balcony overlooks Milwaukee River

Long balcony overlooks Milwaukee River

 

An oversized 49′ x 6′ balcony looks out to the Milwaukee River with a patio door into the spacious Great room.

 

There’s a gas fireplace and a dedicated Dining area.

 

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Roof top deck awaits outside kitchen dining area

 

 

The Kitchen offers a granite counter breakfast bar, stainless appliances, and a patio door out onto the large rooftop deck.

 

Kitchen window overlooks rooftop. Stainless. Granite

Kitchen window overlooks rooftop. Stainless. Granite

 

 

There are two additional bedrooms, plus a second full bath on the main level, and an in-unit laundry.

 

The Master suite with walk-in closet occupies the entire upper floor and features a window wall with a patio door to the 6 x 6 balcony. Master bathroom has dual vanities, a whirlpool tub, plus a tiled shower stall.

Wall of windows in the Master suite with deck.

Wall of windows in the Master suite with deck.

 

Condo fee includes club and exercise facilities.

Fitness room included in condo fees

Fitness room included in condo fees

 

 

Elevator building. Secure entrance. Pet friendly.

To schedule a private appointment to view, please call Paul 414-807-7599

 

3/23/15 Milwaukee condo for sale Third Ward Downtown area- SOLD!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Just over the river to the Third Ward. Steps to Downtown and the Amtrak travel hub for commuters to Chicago.

Downtown Milwaukee skyline

Downtown Milwaukee skyline

Space, volume and comfort combine in light filled, corner loft. At 1625 sq. ft., this is one of the largest two bedroom, two bath units at this price – $249,900 – currently on the market.

South west corner loft

South west corner loft

Not only does it have a relatively large square footage (as per tax records), but it also features volume ceilings, and its many oversize windows (custom treatments included) add to the sense of openness. There is also a bonus space in the 12′ x 6′ foyer. Enough room for a wide choice of uses.

Foyer layout with BA 2, laundry rm.

Foyer layout with BA 2, laundry rm.

This unit also features an entire other laundry/utility room, not just a laundry closet. Second full bath handy to foyer.

The split layout features a very private master bedroom/bathroom suite arrangement set apart from the rest of the unit. The suite also includes a large walk-through- not just a walk-in- dressing area and closet.

You can walk-through the kitchen, too. Lots of elbow room for the cook, or cooks. Multiple granite counters, banks of hardwood cabinets, a wide granite breakfast bar island all amount to a welcoming space to work and entertain.  Stainless steel appliances too!Kitchen

The great room takes on new meaning here with post and beam construction soaring to the 12′ foot ceilings.

Post and beam construction. Soaring wood ceilings.

Post and beam construction. Soaring wood ceilings.

 

Plenty of opportunity to include both dining and living furniture to enjoy in front of the corner, raised hearth, 5′ x 5′ gas fireplace.

Corner gas fireplace in great room

Corner gas fireplace in great room

Original oak flooring in every room adds to the flow, and the glow of the south-west corner loft. Even the second bedroom is lofty, with a tall, south-facing window and a walk-in closet.

Oak floors throughout unit

Oak floors throughout unit

There is one off-street parking space included plus there is additional leased parking available for $85./month on a surface lot immediately adjacent to the building.

This is a pet-friendly, elevator building that offers a rooftop area furnished with grills and patio furniture for the use of residents.

Call Paul for a private showing 414 – 807 – 7599

Set up a private appointment to view this or other properties

Set up a private appointment to view this or other properties

 

 

 

3/12/15 Milwaukee Housing Market Available Buyer Grants Loans

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Here’s the takeaway from the Milwaukee Take Root Home Ownership Fair, held last Saturday.

There is grant money available to assist with a purchase.

But there’s no clearing house, no single resource for accessing this information. This is partly because each case will be different. Each buyer situation, size of household, and annual income. Certainly each property, and loan determination is made specific to a property. In order to delve into this further, you need to communicate directly with a lender. No 1-800 or online lenders. Not in this case. A lender who’s familiar with existing grant programs, any income requirements, or willing to work with a buyer to apply for grants and forgivable loans.

Milwaukee also has many strong neighborhood associations and counseling organizations eager to assist potential home buyers. Once again, each one’s mission may be narrow or broad, depending on location, purpose and interest. Be ready to tap into these.

All this does add time to a potential home search so be prepared to do some front work, some digging around. Hey, after all, it’s spring. A great time for groundwork.

Give me a call for some introductions to these folks, or to find out about existing inventory for sale. Paul  414-807-7599

Digging for Dollars

Digging for Dollars

3/7/15 Take Root Milwaukee Housing Market Buyers Event

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Ready for home ownership? Starting to consider your options? Concerned about what you can afford?

Did you know that there are forgivable loans of up to $20,000. for homebuyers ready to rehabilitate City owned properties?

Here’s a free event where you can find out what’s available, from fixer uppers to fully renovated. Representatives from the City of Milwaukee, neighborhood organizations, loan officers, and Realtors will be all there to personally guide you through those first steps.

This Saturday morning, March 7 from 8 to noon, at the Italian Community Center 631 E. Chicago in the Third Ward.

For additional information, please visit the link below or just give me a call. 414-807-7599

http://www.takerootmilwaukee.com/buying

3/4/15 Spring Gush or Seller’s Market?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

It’s a stampede out there. Hot areas with multiple offers and short days on market.

So many people at open houses that it’s like being at a family reunion.

Almost need to take a ticket for the next available showing time. So little time to compare properties, consider the qualities or quirks. Pressure to decide quickly whether to make an offer. Keeping up with those deadlines.

Frustration with the inventory of single family houses or condos nobody seems to want, the only ones anyone with a normal life has the time to schedule appointments to view. Scouring the internets for new listings, hoping for ‘the one’ to show up soon. Hoping you won’t be forced to rent for another year.

Cue the Realtor.

Seriously. I’m just there, waiting in the wings and after 20 years in the business I’ve seen it all. Everything from the impossibly slow to the crazy-making fast pace. These can be happening at the same time across segments of the market and among neighborhoods.

I’ll partner you through the whole process, alert you when a property might be just too good to be true, advise you when it’s prudent to act quickly or to take a step back. Remind you that there will always be another house.

Stay focused. Give me a call.

It's a stampede out there

It’s a stampede out there

Hacked By Shade

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Hacked By Shade

Hacked By Shade

 

GreetZ : Prosox & Sxtz

Hacked By Shade <3

10/7/14 Milwaukee Condo Alternative House for Sale – SOLD!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Want some of the amenities of condo living but in a more private setting?

Consider this stand-out property as a condo alternative. Off the beaten track yet minutes to BayShore Town Center shopping and dining experiences.

Discover very high quality finishes and updates both inside and outside this three bedroom, split rock exterior ranch house tucked in the leafy, very walkable Crestwood pocket of Glendale.

Welcoming front porch

Welcoming front porch

Professional landscaping and newer hardscaping form a welcoming front walk and porch with outdoor lighting. Newer, paved driveway to the roomy, 2.5 car attached garage. As in some downtown condo buildings, once you’re in the garage, you’re home and it’s a breeze getting into your car to go out in winter weather.

2.5 car attached garage

2.5 car attached garage

 

 

 

 

 

 

And no elevator to wait for. Instead, there’s a large, enclosed, sunny and skylit breezeway into your updated, eat-in kitchen, or onto your front yard patio.

Sky light in enclosed breezeway

Sky light in enclosed breezeway

 

 

 

 

Or relax, out onto the second patio and your fenced-in, tree-lined and private big back yard. No need to water though. The sprinkler system does the work.

Your tree-lined, big backyard

Your tree-lined, big backyard

 

 

 

Refinished hardwood floors lighten up the main floor living and dining area and master bedroom. Two additional carpeted bedrooms on the main floor. Refitted, Travertine tile bathroom.  Newer window treatments, fans, and fixtures throughout the house.

Updated, eat-in kitchen and breezeway

Updated, eat-in kitchen and breezeway

 

Newer fans, fittings and fixtures thoughout

Newer fans, fittings and fixtures thoughout

The finished, carpeted lower level offers another full level of living space. A cozy gas fireplace Franklin stove warms up the recreation room. Plus there’s another full bathroom, a separate laundry/utility room, a storage room, and a work or office room with a window and built-ins.

A bedroom/bathroom suite arrangement is also a possibility.

You won’t find this much value for $169,900 anywhere downtown.

 

 

 

Finished lower level workroom or office

Finished lower level workroom or office

For a private appointment to view, please call Paul. 414-807-7599

 

 

 

 

9/8/14 Milwaukee Townhouse Condo for Sale – Lives like a Single Family-SOLD

Monday, September 8th, 2014

High marks for this large Bay View townhouse, both in quality and location.

Walk, jog, bike, skate, stroll

Walk, jog, bike, skate, stroll

Very walkable, historic neighborhood, Just 4 blocks to the lakefront, beach, and the county connected Oak Leaf Trail.

Minutes to downtown by bike or by car.

Ethnic restaurants, local pubs and coffee shops, iconic grocery, and green space parks nearby.

Vinyl exterior

Vinyl exterior

Newer construction, side by side, 2 storey townhouse. Vinyl and aluminum exterior. A dog friendly front yard with a sidewalk and private entry. Pets welcome in this 10 unit association.

There’s also a back door from the kitchen onto the patio, with immediate access to the 1.5 space detached garage plus the adjacent parking slab.

1.5 detached GA plus slab parking

1.5 detached GA plus slab parking

Hardwood floors and natural woodwork detailing in the living/dining open concept main level are illuminated by an inviting bay window.

Great room windows

Great room windows

Quality wood detailing

Quality wood detailing

Workable kitchen includes a breakfast bar and appliances.

Master and second bedrooms are on the upper level, as is the in-unit laundry, already complete with washer /dryer.

 

There’s a matching bay window in the master, plus track lighting in the hallway and a stairwell for over-sized art. St. Clair in-unit BR2

Lower offers another finished level of living space. Custom built entertainment center and wet bar marble counters. Custom wall,  ceiling, and lighting treatments.

 

Custom entertainment built-ins in LL

Custom entertainment built-ins in LL

The half-bath is handy to the lower level, too. The unit mechanicals are in a large separate utility and storage room. There’s even a cedar closet.

Lots of value and space (over 1350 sq.ft.) for the asking price of $174,000.

To schedule a viewing, please call Paul 414-807-7599

Bike, walk friendly neighborhood

Bike, walk friendly neighborhood

Built-in wet bar in finished lower level

Built-in wet bar in finished lower level