Real estate

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5 reasons to consider buying a duplex

Published May 8, 2020

There are a number of upsides to owning a two-family, and I recently talked to the owner of a duplex, as well as a Realtor who has also owned a two-family home to hear what they had to say.

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The role of a Realtor

Published April 9, 2020

In a way, the role of a Realtor can be summed up pretty concisely. "We provide irreplaceable knowledge on today's market and we are trusted advisors to our buyers and sellers in that they look to us to guide them through the process," says Courtney Stefaniak of the Stefaniak Group. But, hold up, it's not quite that simple.

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Play your cards right and a fixer-upper could be the home of your dreams

Published Aug. 2, 2019

Realtor and homeowner Alaina Zieman says the best deals can be found in the fixer-upper market. She knows this from experience, as she and her husband traded the home they'd gotten into the condition they wanted for a place in Wauwatosa that needed a bit of work.

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Fred's Custard & Grill is for sale

Published March 9, 2019

Looking to get into the frozen custard game? Now might be the time. Fred's Custard and Grill, 4726 W. Vliet St., is for sale and the asking price is $329,000.

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The 32-acre Schlitz Park, now 100% occupied, has been sold

Published Feb. 6, 2019

After signing an agreement to purchase Schlitz Park, the office complex created on the site and within some of the remaining buildings of the old Schlitz Brewery, TPG Real Estate and Crestlight Capital have announced that they have closed the deal and now own the sprawling complex.

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Key change: Dandy Warhols' Zia McCabe pivots from rock to real estate

Published Feb. 10, 2018

For this first column in an open-ended series, I spoke with Zia McCabe, the keyboard player of the Dandy Warhols, a Portland-based band with 10 studio albums over its 23-year career. McCabe, a community activist, DJ and mom, recently added another title to her resume: full-time realtor.

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No, Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is not currently for sale

Published March 23, 2017

Yesterday, the sports blogosphere created quite the "ZOMG!" stir after a few outlets posted that Aaron Rodgers was selling his Green Bay-area home. But before Packers fans could become too excited or aghast, the buzz balloon was quickly punctured. Why?

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Are you the next owner of the East Side Red Dot?

Published Feb. 24, 2017

The fate of the former East Side Red Dot still hangs in the balance. In fact, as of today, the restaurant building is for sale. What could go into the popular East Side bar and restaurant? That depends on the buyer, says owner Martin Beaudoin.

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Milwaukee's hottest neighborhood?

Published Jan. 20, 2017

This week, Redfin, a real estate brokerage company, released a list of the nation's hottest neighborhoods, based on page views and favorites on its web site. Which is Milwaukee's hottest 'hood? We checked with Redfin but also with two local brokers.

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Silver Spring House is for sale

Published Aug. 22, 2016

The Silver Spring House in Glendale is for sale. The building, which dates to 1904, sits on 3 1/2 acres of land and is listed with Coldwell Banker for $1,750,000.

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Horny Goat still for sale at $4.5 million

Published July 26, 2016

It's been nine months since we announced that Horny Goat would close its brewpub at 2011 S. 1st St. And, as of this week, the property is still for sale. But, with its hefty price tag, what has the potential of going into the space? And when?

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Former Lowe's building at Midtown Center sold to Milwaukee firm

Published July 7, 2016

The former Lowe's building located north of Milwaukee's Midtown Center, 5800 W. Hope St., has been acquired by Phoenix Midtown, LLC. The 134,000-square foot structure has been vacant since the Lowe's store closed five years ago.