Governor Walker's Wauwatosa Home for Sale
Governor Scott Walker’s Wauwatosa house is up for sale. The three-bedroom, 2.5 bath on North 68th Street is listed for $338,000. It’s 2,151 square feet.
"This property boasts quintessential Tosa charm,” the listing states.
Walker referred to the property listing in a tweet Sunday night. He mentioned the changing dynamic of his family due to his two sons who will soon graduate from college.
“Matt graduates from Marquette in May. Alex from UW next May. Like many empty nesters, we are looking to downsize our home,” Walker tweeted.
When asked Monday morning whether putting the property up for sale is connected to needing money to retire debt from his presidential campaign, Walker said no.
“This is really just a matter of our sons after this summer, when we realized neither of them came home. They both have apartments that they have year-round. Like a lot of empty-nesters we decided it was about time to scale down. But no, none of the proceeds from (the sale of the house) will go to campaign debt. It has no connection whatsoever," Walker said.
No open houses are scheduled for Walker’s Wauwatosa home, but people can set up private showings.
Cathy Priem of Premar LLC is the real estate agent who listed the property. She told CBS 58, interested buyers must have a letter of pre-approval from a lender in order to tour the house.
Priem listed the house on Saturday. “I’m optimistic that we’ll get this property sold as quickly as possible. Wauwatosa has always been a unique market. It’s a wonderful city,” Priem said.
Walker said he and his wife Tonette have interest in staying close to their current location. “We would probably still look somewhere in the Wauwatosa area,” he said. “But we haven’t looked yet, so who knows how long it will take to sell the property,” Walker added.
The Walker family has made some improvements to the home since buying it for $310,000 in 2007. The outside of the home has new paint, the chimney was rebuilt and the in-ground swimming pool has a new liner.