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Can we get an exclusion on a home we could never move into?

January 29, 2007

From:  Susan
Date:  Tue, 07 Nov 2006


We moved 2,000 miles from our home town two years ago because of employment. We were building our principal residence, but never lived in it. Will we qualify for any exclusion on the sale?

Thank you,


Date:  22 Nov 2006

Hello Susan,

Since you never lived in the residence, it won't qualify as a principal residence and no exclusion will be allowed.

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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Can we get an exclusion on a home we could never move into?

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