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Michael Michaud is the founder of Invest2Success.com (http://www.invest2success.com/) and the Invest2Success Blog (http://invest2success.blogspot.com/). He has been investing and trading in the financial markets since 1989. He founded Invest2Success.com to empower individual institutional... More
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:18 PM

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    Tax is an unavoidable part of life, but a little bit of knowledge in the area of taxes can help save you big when it comes to buying and selling real estate.

    Here are a few tips you can use to save money on your next real estate deal:

    Primary Residence vs. Income Property

    When you sell an income property, you may be subject to a capital gains tax to the tune of 30 percent. When you sell your primary residence, typically you are exempt from capital gains tax.

    If you are planning to sell an income property, speak to a tax advisor about your options for deferring, reducing or eliminating your capital gains tax. There are legal ways to be able to declare your income property as your primary residence, for example, or "cancel out" your capital gains tax by buying another property within a certain window of time.

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