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We bought a second home in Beaufort SC. We live in Atlanta

GA. Could we avoid any...
We bought a second home in Beaufort SC. We live in Atlanta GA. Could we avoid any taxes by putting our atlanta house up for sale so we would be in "transition." We plan to become residents of SC and retire there when our house in atlanta sells. It may take months or even a year to sell.
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There is no provision in the law for "transition". You will not be a SC resident until you actually move there. Until then you are a GA resident.

 

However, all is not lost. The mortgage interest and real estate tax deductions apply to a first and second home. Therefore, you will be entitled to claim these deductions for both homes on your income tax returns. While this will not avoid any taxes it will help reduce the income tax burden you are faced with.

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There is one more paragraph I would like you to see:

It reads:

The easement, to be of the nature and character herinafter further expressed, shall constitute a binding srvitude upon said Premises of the Grantor, and to that end Grantor covenants on behalf of itself, its successors, and assigns, with Grantee, its successors, and assigns, such covenants being deemed to run as a binding servitude, in perpetuity, with the land, to do upon the Premises each of the following covenants and stipulations, which contribute ot the public purpose in that they aid significantly in the preservation of the Builsdings and surrounding land area, and which help maintain and assure the present and future historic integrity of the Buildings.

Thank you.

This is a property use restriction. It has no income tax bearing. To determine exactly what the restrictions are and how they may effect your future use of the property you should see a real estate attorney.
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