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Gifts of Real Estate

Gift of Real Estate Diagram

How It Works

  • You deed your home, your vacation home, undeveloped property or a commercial building to the WVU Foundation.
  • In most situations, the Foundation will sell the property and apply the proceeds to the purpose you select.


  • You receive an income tax deduction for the appraised value of the real estate at the time of the transfer.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.

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Please contact us so that we can assist you through every step of the process.

Questions and Answers

How do I know if the property I’d like to donate is going to be helpful in supporting WVU?

What are the tax benefits of donating real estate?

Can I arrange for a life income stream for my gift of real estate?