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Gifts of Real Estate

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

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Benefits of gifts of real estate

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

How to make a gift of real estate

Your real property may be given to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

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If you have any questions about gifts of real estate, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

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