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It would seem logical that the 'second home', for those who have more than two homes, would be based on how much time we spend there. But, of course, tax code is not always logical.

Your soon-to-be-acquired 3rd residence could be your "second home" per IRS def'ns:

"Second home. A second home is a home that you choose to treat as your second home. "

"More than one second home. If you have more than one second home, you can treat only one as the qualified second home during any year. However, you can change the home you treat as a second home during the year in the following situations. "

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