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The Gift of Real Estate

Help Us Build the Future Through Gifts of Real Estate

Donate a home or land parcel and help Habitat with the first step in the building process! By making a gift of real estate, the donation provides you with tax-benefits while making a personal impact for local families.

Gifts of real estate include undeveloped land, residential and commercial property in Winchester, Frederick County, Clarke County, and Shenandoah County. Habitat looks for land large enough to build at least a single family home. A larger lot would possibly allow us to build multiple housing units, giving us the ability to help more than one family per build.

Real Estate Gifts May Be Accepted in a Variety of Ways

Outright Gift: Donor transfers the property for retention and use by the Habitat for Humanity or for immediate liquidation with proceeds directed according to donor intent.

Bargain Sale: Donor sells the property to Habitat for less than its appraised fair market value and receives a charitable deduction for the difference between the value of the property and the sale price.

Bequest: Donor bequeaths the property to Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity in his or her will or revocable (living) trust. If a gift of real estate is encumbered by a mortgage or lien, Habitat will request the donor pay off the debt prior to making the donation.


Please consider this information as a starting point.  With all charitable gifts, it is important to consult with your attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you comply with state laws, receive maximum tax benefits, and that your wishes are accurately reflected in necessary legal documents. 

Please contact us with any questions you have about donating your gift. You can reach us at 540.662.7066, or by email at

Thank you for joining us in our work to help families build strength, stability, and independence through shelter. Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something today to make that possible for another family.

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