REAL ESTATE DONATIONS

WBEZ Chicago
Real Estate Program

Donating real estate to WBEZ is a great way to support the programs and services that strengthen our region and our democracy. With your donation, WBEZ will continue to serve our community with the local, national, and international news that connects all Chicagoans to each other — and to the world.

About Real Estate Donations

WBEZ Chicago partners with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to process donations in the form of real estate assets. Properties in any location, condition, and format are eligible for donation to WBEZ. Back taxes, mortgage balances, and deferred maintenance do not prohibit your ability to donate. Our program covers all loans, liens, commissions, and closing costs so long as there is equity in the property.

If you have a land, residential, or commercial real estate asset that is unused or costing you money, consider giving back to the station you love by donating it to WBEZ. As a result, you may also be eligible for a significant tax deduction!

How it Works

Start

Day 1

SUBMIT

Understand Your Scenario

Property Information Submitted

Day 3

EVALUATE

Review the Valuation, Liens, Condition, Closing Costs

Donation Purchase Contract Finalized

Day 14

SALE

Identify the Best Sale Method and Go to Auction

Nonprofit-Buyer Purchase Contract

Day 30

CLOSING

IRS Forms Sent, Appraisal, Proceeds to Nonprofit

Deed Recorded

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Finish

Online Real Estate Form