Gifts of Real Estate

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Real estate you’ve had for generations can also be a gift for generations to come. By donating all or part of your property to the Forest Home Foundation, you may be able to reduce or eliminate your capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction and possibly receive income for life. Best of all, your gift will make it possible for children, youth and families to experience the life-changing power of the Gospel at Forest Home.

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How It Works

1. You deed part or all of your property (such as a home, vacation home, commercial building or investment property) to the Forest Home Foundation.

2. You receive an income tax deduction and avoid paying capital gains tax

3. The Forest Home Foundation may use the property for ministry, or rent it or sell it and use the proceeds to support the ministry of Forest Home

Benefits

  • You receive an income tax deduction based on an independent appraisal of the fair market value of the real estate
  • You avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the property
  • Your ownership responsibilities are eliminated
  • Real estate gifts are usually made outright, but in some cases, may be used to fund a life-income arrangement
  • You experience the joy of making it possible for children, youth and families to experience the life-changing power of the Gospel at Forest Home

A Gift of Real Estate May Be for You if:

  • You hold residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate that has risen in value
  • You no longer wish to be involved with the maintenance and management of real estate
  • You are concerned about rising real estate taxes and the capital gains cost of selling the property
  • The property is marketable or useful to the ministry of Forest Home

More information

  • You will need to have an independent appraisal of the fair market value of the real estate
  • Deft financed property may be subject to IRS bargain sale rules and debt-financed income rules
  • The Forest Home Foundation must first review and approve any real estate contribution with regard to issues of liability and marketability

We’re here to help

To discuss real estate gift options for you, contact David Carlson, MBA, ChFC®, CLU®, CLPF, financial counselor for real estate gifting at (909) 389-4430 or davidc@foresthomefoundation.org.