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294 RUMSTICK RD
Barrington, RI / 02806
MLS# 1082277
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: RUMSTICK POINT
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 4 Full / 3 Half
Living Area: 9,012 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 71,250 sq. ft.
Listed by: Nancy Weaver Residential Properties, Ltd.
Office: 401-245-9600
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43 BULLOCKS POINT AV
East Providence, RI / 02915
MLS# 1063480
Type: Condo
Complex Name: STONEGATE
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 942 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level
Listed by: Joyce Motta East Bay Real Estate
Office: 401-253-2983
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36 WILLIAMS CROSSING RD
Coventry, RI / 02827
MLS# 1068386
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: GREENE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 3,218 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 146,362 sq. ft.
Listed by: Raquel Storti Keller Williams Realty
Office: 401-785-1700
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1200 HOPE ST
Bristol, RI / 02809
MLS# 1069726
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ROCKWELL
Beds: 5 Beds
Baths: 0 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 5,300 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 52,272 sq. ft.
Listed by: Dory Skemp Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage
Office: 401-247-0202
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36 EAGLE RUN
Warwick, RI / 02889
MLS# 1075423
Type: Condo
Complex Name: EAGLES NEST
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,218 sq. ft.
Style Type: Town House
Listed by: Ronnie TOSONI RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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94 RADCLIFFE AV
Providence, RI / 02908
MLS# 1083764
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: LASALLE NEIGHBORHOOD
Beds: 4 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 2,033 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 0 sq. ft.
Listed by: Clare Kearney RE/MAX Cityside
Office: 401-277-9700
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37 OLD NORTH RD
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1086905
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: OFF TIOGUE AVE
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 2 Full / 1 Half
Living Area: 1,800 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 10,000 sq. ft.
Listed by: Gayle Moone Real Estate Masters, Inc.
Office: 401-738-1130
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175 HOFFMAN AV
Cranston, RI / 02920
MLS# 1066160
Type: Condo
Complex Name: EAST BEL AIR
Beds: 2 Beds
Baths: 3 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,978 sq. ft.
Style Type: One Level, High Rise
Listed by: Marilyn DePetrillo RE/MAX Professionals
Office: 401-884-6050
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1055 MIDDLE RD
East Greenwich, RI / 02818
MLS# 1086508
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: STONE RIDGE-FRY BROOK
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,092 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 21,390 sq. ft.
Listed by: Allen Gammons PRUDENTIAL GAMMONS REALTY
Office: 401-886-6100
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13 BENOIT ST
Coventry, RI / 02816
MLS# 1081308
Type: Single Family
Neighborhood: ANTHONY
Beds: 3 Beds
Baths: 1 Full / 0 Half
Living Area: 1,176 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 16,568 sq. ft.
Listed by: John Ruzzo Stone Ridge Realty
Office: 401-397-7900
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Understanding Capital Gains

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain — the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations.

How to Calculate Gain

In real estate, capital gains are based not on what you paid for the home, but on its adjusted cost basis. To calculate, follow these steps:

1. Purchase price: _______________________

The purchase price of the home is the sale price, not the amount of money you actually contributed at closing.

2. Total adjustments: _______________________

To calculate this, add the following:

  • Cost of the purchase — including transfer fees, attorney fees, and inspections, but not points you paid on your mortgage.
  • Cost of sale — including inspections, attorney fees, real estate commission, and money you spent to fix up your home just prior to sale.
  • Cost of improvements — including room additions, deck, etc. Note here that improvements do not include repairing or replacing something already there, such as putting on a new roof or buying a new furnace.


3. Your home’s adjusted cost basis: _______________________

The total of your purchase price and adjustments is the adjusted cost basis of your home.

4. Your capital gain:  _______________________

Subtract the adjusted cost basis from the amount your home sells for to get your capital gain.

A Special Real Estate Exemption for Capital Gains

Since 1997, up to $250,000 in capital gains ($500,000 for a married couple) on the sale of a home is exempt from taxation if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have lived in the home as your principal residence for two out of the last five years.
  • You have not sold or exchanged another home during the two years preceding the sale.
  • You meet what the IRS calls “unforeseen circumstances,” such as job loss, divorce, or family medical emergency.

Reprinted from REALTOR® magazine (REALTOR.org/realtormag) with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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