Marquette campus in the spring.

Real Estate—Bargain Sale

Bargain Sale of Real Estate Diagram

How It Works

  1. You sell property to Marquette for less than its fair-market value—usually what you paid for it
  2. Marquette pays you cash for agreed sale price, and you receive an income-tax deduction
  3. Marquette 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
  • Marquette receives a valuable piece of property that we may sell or use to further our mission

More Information

Contact Us

Cathy Steinhafel, Law '89
Managing Director, Planned Giving
(414) 288-6501


Eileen Jennings Strachota
Director of Development, Planned Giving
(414) 288-0344


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