I no longer have the tax records from the sale of that home. I do remember the transaction was with a realtor of the new home where I agreed to purchase the new home if the realtor would take the trade of my old home for the new home. The realtor agreed and then sold the home to the new buyer and got my consent to take over my VA loan. I don't remember if there were capital gains or not, it was a unique transaction. Was there a law on capital gains for personal residence 25 years ago?
It seems odd that my having to pay for someone else's bad debt in order to get my benefit back is connected to the sell of the house. The house was actually sold to the realtor and had nothing to do with the realtor's transaction with the new buyer i.e. I did not sell the house to the buyer, the realtor sold it after I traded it. I just allowed the buyer to assume my VA loan. Can you think of any other possible recommendations of pursing a remedy?