Real Estate—Bargain Sale

Bargain Sale of Real Estate Diagram

How It Works

  1. You sell property to PLU for less than its fair-market value—usually what you paid for it
  2. PLU pays you cash for agreed sale price, and you receive an income-tax deduction
  3. PLU may use or sell the property


  • You receive cash from sale of property (sale price is often the original cost basis)
  • You receive a federal income-tax deduction for the difference between the sale price and the fair-market value of the property
  • PLU receives a valuable piece of property that we may sell or use to further our mission

More Information

Contact Us

Douglas Page
Gift Planning
Office of Advancement


Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447


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