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My tenants left in Sept 2000 and I spent 6 months in the house fixing it up for sale. I hope to sell it this summer and am back at my primary home. Can I deduct this year's interest as a secondary residence? Or is it still a rental where I can deduct maintenance, depreciation, etc? There's not much benefit to calling it a secondary residence since I'll have minimal capital gains and still have $12K of accumulated depreciation. I'd be better off calling it a rental for 2001 even though it's been up for sale, not rent.

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