Posts Tagged: wisconsin

The Advocate’s 7th Gayest City for 2014: Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is outdoorsy, educated, friendly, and progressive. Larger cities Milwaukee and Chicago are within driving distance, but even so, the city’s got its own day — and nightlife. Locals imbibe at slick video bar Plan B (; Thursdays are 18 and over); the bear-leather-sports bar Woof’s ( the big disco FIVE (; the relaxing Captain… Read more »

Where is Milwaukee’s Gayborhood?

Welcome to Milwaukee’s Gayborhood! Most of the action is situated around two areas, the Historic Third Ward and Walkers Point. Dozens of old warehouses in Historic Third Ward have been converted into amazing lofts, art galleries, chic cafes and stunning lounges. Walker’s Point serves as one of the main gay residential areas in the city,… Read more »

Wisconsin Town Bans LGBT Housing Discrimination

Appleton becomes the third city in Wisconsin to adopt rules against housing discrimination based on gender identity. The city’s diversity coordinator, Kathy Flores, says there are no state or federal protections for transgender individuals, so it’s up to communities to adopt rules. The Department of Housing and Urban Development says 17 states and 160 cities… Read more »

Milwaukee Home Sales Up 24% in November Over 2011

Wisconsin’s largest metro area had another big increase in home sales last month. The Milwaukee area’s Multiple Listing Service reports a 24 percent increase in sales of existing houses in November, compared to a year ago. Realtors sold just over 1,200 homes last month in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties. That’s 234 more than… Read more »

Wisconsin, USA: Home Sales, Prices Up in September

The Wisconsin housing market continued to grow as existing home sales increased 4.6 percent in September of 2012 compared to September 2011, according to the most recent monthly report by the Wisconsin REALTORS(R) Association (WRA). Median prices also increased over that same period, increasing 0.2 percent to $135,000 in September. Sales have now increased for… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Frank Silva-Berger, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. When buying or selling homes in Milwaukee’s real estate market, you need to be confident in your Milwaukee real estate professional. I am committed to you as your gay… Read more »

Wisconsin Home Sales Up 17% in July Over 2011

Wisconsin home sales rose 17.3 percent in July and the state registered its fifth straight month of increasing home prices, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Wisconsin has recorded 35,405 home sales through July of this year, a 20.4 percent increase over the first seven months of 2011. The seven-county southeast Wisconsin region had a… Read more »

Wisconsin Home Sales Grew at Robust Pace in June

Wisconsin home sales continued to grow at a robust pace with sales of existing homes up 19.3 percent in June over June of last year, according to the most recent monthly report by the Wisconsin REALTORS(R) Association (WRA), continuing a pattern that began last summer. Since the beginning of the year, home sales were up… Read more »

Milwaukee Home Sales Up 29% Over July 2011

The metropolitan Milwaukee housing market enjoyed a hot July with sales increasing 29.2 percent compared with July 2011 sales, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said. The reasons for the increase included historically low interest rates, low prices and improved consumer confidence, the group said Friday. Four of five southeastern Wisconsin counties posted sales gains… Read more »

WI: Home Sales Gaining Momentum

Existing home sales in Wisconsin continued to improve in March, apparently helped by an improving economy, record-low interest rates and an unseasonably warm winter. It is too soon to tell if this means the housing market has hit bottom and finally is in recovery, but the signs are good, said Michael Held of Coldwell Banker… Read more »

WI: Home Sales Up for Fourth Straight Month

For the fourth straight month, sales of existing homes and condos rose over last year in every region of Wisconsin, while median sales price was down almost everywhere. Statewide, sales in October were up 13.5 percent, from 3,825 to 4,342, the Wisconsin Realtors Association reported Monday. Median price fell by 7.8 percent to $129,000. WRA… Read more »

WI: Milwaukee Home Sales Jumped 41% in August

August sales of existing homes in the Milwaukee metro area jumped more than 41% from the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month that sales topped last year’s totals. Realtors sold 1,338 homes in August in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties, up from 946 in August 2010, according to Metro MLS Inc…. Read more »

WI: Home Prices Drop For Third Year

Led by business and forestland prices, property values in Wisconsin fell for the third straight year in 2010, though the drop was just over half of what it was the previous year. A report by the state Department of Revenue shows that the value of homes, businesses and other property in the state fell by… Read more »

WI: A Tale of Two Sides of the Street

Four years ago, the address West Burleigh Street at Highway 45 glistened with promise as a developer’s diamond in the rough. Swathes of land covered by asphalt, concrete, car dealer showrooms, mechanic garages and warehouses lured real estate investors to seal deals on acres that sold for slightly more than $200,000 to up to $1.32… Read more »

WI: Milwaukee Real Estate Market Slowed in February

The Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market slowed down in February, with sales falling 5.7% compared to a year ago, after starting the New Year on a strong note in January when sales increased 17.9%, according to housing statistics released today by Metro MLS, Inc. Brokers are not overly concerned about the decrease in sales in… Read more »