Posted by Bigfoot on April 02, 2006 at 16:18:18:
There are certain circumstanses where you can avoid the capital gains from selling within two years. (I believe that having to sell because of a job change is one- Talk to your accountant) Your question about buying a new property no longer has relavance. Under the old law you had to buy another property within, I think 2 years of the sale of the old one, then could roll over the gains until you got a one time exclusion after age 55. But those conditions no longer apply.