A Gift of Real Estate

There are many options when it comes to gifting real estate as part of your planned giving portfolio. Often, non-profits are most interested in the financial gains a donation of property can provide. However, at GSH, where property is critical to the services we provide, your gift of real estate has the potential to impact GSH financially and programmatically.

Is a gift of real estate right for you?

If you answer yes to any one of these questions, a gift of real estate could be right for you:

  • Do you own property you no longer wish to inhabit or manage?
  • Do you own an apartment or condo in our service area that could be used to provide housing for our clients?
  • Would you like to receive a substantial income tax deduction while reducing your overall property holdings?
  • Has your home appreciated beyond the capital gains exclusion, and if so, would you like to use your home to earn income without having to pay capital gains when it’s sold?
  • Are you interested in making a future gift of your home that would entitle you to a significant income tax deduction while allowing you to continue living in the home for the rest of your life?

Ways to Gift Real Estate

Outright gift of your residence, rental or commercial property

Potential Benefits to Donor

  • Avoid capital gains tax
  • Income tax deduction for full market value

Potential Benefits to GSH

  • Tax free proceeds from the sale of the property
  • Additional unit to provide housing services to our clients
Donate property to establish a charitable remainder trust

Potential Benefits to Donor

  • Avoid capital gains tax
  • Significant income tax deduction
  • Ability to earn income from the trust

Potential Benefits to GSH

  • Tax free proceeds from the sale of the property (resulting in a larger proceed for the trust)
  • Proceeds when the trust ends
Leave property to GSH in your will

Potential Benefits to Donor

  • Reduce the number of assets for your family to handle upon your passing

Potential Benefits to GSH

  • Tax free proceeds from the sale of the property
  • Additional unit to provide housing services to our clients
Sell your property to GSH at a discounted price

Potential Benefits to Donor

  • Reduce your overall property holdings
  • Income tax deduction for the difference between the appraised value and purchase price

Potential Benefits to GSH

  • Tax free proceeds from the sale of the property
  • Additional unit to provide housing services to our clients

Interested in Learning More?

If you think a gift of real estate could be a good fit for you, we’d love to schedule a time to talk about options, details, and next steps. Please contact the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services Office of Development via this form.