Gifts of Real Estate

Donations of real estate provide a significant charitable tax deduction for outright gifts and increase your charitable impact. CFWNC can help you turn your home, vacation home, business property or land into a charitable gift through the Western North Carolina Real Estate Foundation (WNC REF), a supporting organization of CFWNC.

When you give real property that you have owned for more than a year, your gift qualifies for an income tax charitable deduction equal to the property’s full fair market value. You also avoid tax on long-term capital gain. Proceeds from the property’s sale can create or be added to a CFWNC fund.

Gifts of real estate require due diligence prior to the contribution, usually including a site visit to the property, a qualified appraisal, a preliminary title report, and an environmental assessment. We make the process as easy as possible, managing and selling the property after it is contributed.

Are you a professional advisors with clients interested in leaving a planned gift of real estate?
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Board of Directors

Carla Barnard, Carla & Co Commercial Real Estate, Chair

Barbara Baskerville, Beverly Hanks

Billy Clarke, Roberts & Stevens

Cynthia Eller, Retired Attorney

Michael (Mike) Falknor, Headwater Environmental

Josh Holmes, Ed Holmes & Associate Land Surveyors

Christine Mallette, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Heritage Real Estate

Joanne Badr, Ward & Smith PA

Kimberly Winters, Movement Mortgage

Information for Prospective Donors of Real Estate

Property Review Checklist

Questions? Contact Laura Herndon, Vice President, Development, at 828-367-9900.