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Free-Seminar on Historic Easement Tax Benefits

Title:Free-Seminar on Historic Easement Tax Benefits
Date & Time:Wed Apr 19, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:Reception 7 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission (AHRPC) and co-sponsored by the Old Town Civic Association (OTCA) and the Historic Alexandria Foundation (HAF).
Join us and learn how you can help preserve the architectural heritage of your home and our historic community. Contrary to popular belief, you can preserve the historic elements of the interior and exterior of your home and still have modern amenities, all the while taking advantage of federal, state and local tax incentives.
In our designated historic districts, the facades of homes are protected by the Building and Architectural Review Board (BAR), but there are also ways to preserve interior aspects of your home and outdoor spaces. Interior easements are available for particular elements of a home such as an original fireplace mantel, detailed archways, period moldings, and other architectural details. Taking on such easements doesn't preclude the installation of contemporary features, such as a new kitchen or bath. Open space easements that preserve gardens, historic walls or outside structures are also available.
On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, a panel of experts will discuss interior, exterior and open space easements for historic homes, the tax benefits and impacts on real estate sales. Several current easement holders, both original and subsequent, will also be available to share their experiences. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
The Panel:
Annwyn Milnes, Appraiser Supervisor, Office of Real Estate Assessment, City of Alexandria
Mark Allen, Real Estate Attorney
Mickey Campagna, Real Estate Appraiser
Danny Smith, Interior/Exterior Easement Holder
Frederick Lowther, Exterior Garden Easement Holder
Moderator: Susan Home, Chairperson of AHRPC
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Historic Preservation, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria, Old Town

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