You could also rent out your primary residence. If the property generates rental income on two consecutive tax returns, you can then sell using a 1031 Exchange.
What if your goal is to sell your current primary residence in New York and move closer to grad kids in Florida?
Here is a scenario. Bob and Linda own a primary residence in New York they bought 30 years ago for $500,000. It is now worth $2 million. They still have a $100,000 mortgage. They want to downsize and move closer to their grand kids in Florida.
Bob and Linda can sell their home, use the 121 exclusion and pay capital gains taxes on $1,000,000 of about $450,000 (Ouch!), then find a place to live while they try to find a home in Florida, or
They can get a special type of short term loan, take their equity of $500,000, pay off their $100,000 loan, and put $400,000 down on a new home in Florida. Now Bob and Linda can move into their new home while they stage and sell their old home.
Once sold, the short term loan is paid off and the remaining ~ $1,500,000 is placed into a trust. All taxes are deferred. Bob and Linda now have an income stream @ 6% of $90,000 per year from the trust and can defer the tax bill as long as they like. Since the trust is inheritable, they can pass this income stream on to their kids and grand kids or cash out at any time and pay the taxes.
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