Gift Planning

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Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your appreciated real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift to Wake Forest University.

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Here are some of the benefits you may enjoy:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on appreciation in value of the real estate.
  • Relief from the hassles of selling property.
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value.
  • Leave a lasting legacy through a significant gift to Wake Forest University.

How you make a gift of real property

Your real property may be gifted to Wake Forest University by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to Wake Forest University. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by a recent qualified appraisal.

Can you make a gift of mortgaged property?

Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage. You also may be interested in life income options.

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