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The amount realized on the sale of your home is the selling price minus selling expenses.

Per IRS Publication 523 Selling Your Home

Selling expenses include:
  • Commissions,
  • Fees for a service that helped sell your home without a broker,
  • Advertising fees,
  • Legal fees, and
  • Mortgage points or other loan charges paid by the seller, such as loan placement fees or "points."

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