LBWN offering neighborhood tours to prospective homebuyers

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors will guide prospective homebuyers through south side neighborhoods on Saturday, June 7, to introduce them to both homes for sale and neighborhood amenities.

 

The free tour, sponsored by The Equitable Bank, will run through Milwaukee’s Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods, where LBWN concentrates its community development and revitalization efforts. The tour is open to anyone interested in buying a home and living in Layton West.

During the tour, attendees will walk through an assortment of homes, from those that are ready for occupation to those that need repair.

“People (will) get an opportunity to look at the really great quality housing stock in the neighborhood,” said Brianna Sas-Perez, community outreach manager at LBWN.

Along with The Equitable Bank, the nonprofit organization will also fill attendees in on homebuying resources, such as $20,000 forgivable loans available to residents fixing up city-owned homes, other homebuying grants, and homeownership education.

Mortgage representatives from The Equitable Bank will also be onsite to answer questions of potential homebuyers.

While touring neighborhood amenities, attendees will get an opportunity to check out the neighborhoods in action and drive past their international dining destinations, collection of small businesses, schools and area parks. Recreational amenities to be highlighted on the tour include Miller Park, The Domes, Three Bridges Park, and the Hank Aaron State Trail.

To learn more about these neighborhood amenities, click here.

LBWN invites prospective homebuyers familiar with the neighborhoods and those completely new to them to join the tour so that they can see how the area “might be a good fit for them,” Sas-Perez said.

Saturday’s tour is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning at the Urban Ecology Center, located at 3700 W. Pierce St. in Milwaukee.

While the tour is open to the public, interested attendees must register in advance. LBWN is expecting to reach capacity with 80 to 100 attendees.

For more information or to register for the tour, visit www.lbwn.org or call Sas-Perez at 414-385-5300.

LBWN plans to follow up Saturday’s tour with a similar tour this fall.

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