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What types of real estate do you accept?

We consider all types of residential,  multi-use, retail and commercial real estate
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Will United Relief Foundation consider real estate that is in need of repairs or I can’t sell?

Yes. Even if your property is in less than an ideal condition or you’re having difficulty selling, it still may be determined to have some value.
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Do I need to be present at closing?

No. You, or your attorney, will be mailed (or emailed if you prefer) all the necessary documents for your signature.  In addition, after the deed is transferred to the United Relief Foundation, we will mail a receipt/confirmation of your donation as well as a thank you letter on behalf of the United Relief Foundation and the Veterans we serve.
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Will I be charged any fees and do I need an appraisal?

You will not have to pay for closing and recording fees. However, in order to receive your tax deduction, you’ll need a current appraisal on the property. According to IRS regulations, recipients of real estate donation United Relief Foundation cannot pay for the appraisal or recommend any appraisers.
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Will I be charged any fees and do I need an appraisal?

You will not have to pay for closing and recording fees. However, in order to receive your tax deduction, you’ll need a current appraisal on the property. According to IRS regulations, recipients of real estate donation United Relief Foundation cannot pay for the appraisal or recommend any appraisers.
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How long does the process take?

To expedite the process the United Relief Foundation uses third-party providers and if all papers are in order, the title is clear and there are no outstanding issues, the process typically takes between 7 to 14 days.

United Relief Foundation does NOT give legal or tax advice and strongly advises that you speak with a legal or tax professional.

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It Is Important For You To Know

1. United Relief Foundation (URF) is an Illinois chartered non-profit Incorporation
2. URF is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization – EIN #20-4374530
3. URF uses third-party real estate, legal and tax professionals
4. You will be required (IRS regulation) to have an independent real estate appraisal performed at your expense
5. Your real estate will be subject to URF’s acceptance criteria and condition evaluation process
6. Your real estate will be assessed for its potential to be sold to support URF operations and activities
7. Your real estate donation may not be accepted. Since the cost of owning, renovating and maintaining real estate requires substantial monetary and human resources that would better serve Veterans in need, United Relief Foundation’s third-party professionals thoroughly review and carefully assess every offer to donate real estate for best use or sale potential
8. Should your real estate be accepted, you shall receive a standard “donation” agreement to start the transfer process