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Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. The law regarding the same of your principle residence changed around the year 2000. You are able to exclude a gain of up to $250,000 ($500,000 if married filing jointly) as long as you lived in the home as your principal residence for 2 out of the past 5 years. Theoretically you could sell your principal residence every two years and excluded the gain.
If your last example you would have a gain of $5,000. There are a few exclusion for unforeseen events. Is there a particular reason why you are moving?