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Hi - It sounds like this is your personal residence. As long as you have lived in the home for at least 24 months (two years) the sale of a personal residence receiv...
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Hi - I like those words "large profit". If this is a personal residence and you've lived in the house for at least two years, there is no federal income tax on a gai...
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