Selling your Home? What types of homes will qualify for the tax credit?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Register Real Estate Advisors Spring Texas 0511875

Selling your Home?  What types of homes will qualify for the tax credit?

Any home that will be used as a principal residence will qualify for the credit, provided the home is purchased for a price less than or equal to $800,000. This includes single-family detached homes, attached homes like townhouses and condominiums, manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) and houseboats. The definition of principal residence is identical to the one used to determine whether you may qualify for the $250,000 / $500,000 capital gain tax exclusion for principal residences.

It is important to note that you cannot purchase a home from, among other family members, your ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc.), your lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc.) or your spouse or your spouse's family members. Please consult with your tax advisor for more information. Also see IRS Form 5405.

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Comments (1)

Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

That is some really good information for potential sellers! Thanks!!

Jan 08, 2010 06:36 AM