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    Gifts of Real Estate

    A gift of appreciated real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift to Case Western Reserve University.

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    Here are some of the benefits you may enjoy:

    • Avoid paying capital gains tax.
    • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
    • Leave a lasting legacy.

    How you make a gift of real property

    Your real property may be gifted to Case Western Reserve University by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to Case Western Reserve University. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

    Can you make a gift of mortgaged property?

    Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage. Check with us on the capital gains tax implications of your gift. You also may be interested in life income options.

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    The information provided by the Office of Planned Giving on this website is intended to provide general information that may be helpful to you in your charitable, financial and estate planning. It is not intended and should not be taken as legal, tax or other professional advice. Figures, calculations, and tax information are based on federal tax laws, regulations, rulings, and rates applicable at the time the information was prepared and are for illustration purposes only. Individual state laws may affect the availability of gift annuities. You should always consult with an attorney, accountant or other professional advisor for advice or assistance with your particular financial situation.