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Downtown Green Bay holds open house

Home of the Packers, Green Bay is holding an open house to attract new homeowners to the area.

Home of the Packers, Green Bay is holding an open house to attract new homeowners to the area.

In an effort to attract new residents and developers into the downtown area, Green Bay homeowners hosted a tour in which the public could see the inside of eight different residences for free. As the local housing market has not seen many moving trucks pulling into residential areas to unload boxes, the residents are proactively reaching out to showcase the rich properties available in the area.

The downtown Green Bay area has spent almost $75 million in development, none of which was on residential properties, according to local ABC affiliate WBAY. Jeff Mirkes of the Downtown Green Bay Incorporation said the goal of the tour is to drive interest in developing living spaces by increasing demand for them.

Many property owners participating in the house tour just recently moved to the area. Mary Swanson said she moved to the downtown area after her son graduated high school and moved away for college. She decided to live in a condominium so as to decrease the amount of maintenance required to keep the home clean. Similarly, Ben Heiman made his move to Green Bay to be closer to the city's amenities and activities that he and his family can enjoy, the news source reported.

When offering a house tour or open house of a property for sale, many sellers will stage their homes with pieces that complement the interior landscape and make the property more appealing to potential buyers. City Biz List New York recently reported that nearly 150 people attended a home staging demonstration put on by Cathy Hobbs in the New York City financial district. The event showcased different techniques used to best display a home when presenting it to potential buyers.