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I am a new fool. I responded to a post on the buying a home board and was told I has been misadvised. Please help my clarify my position...

My husband and I bought a condo 9/29/98 and are set to close on its resale 8/31/00, with a gain of about $35,000. I realize this is less than two years, but we contacted the IRS directly (I took note of the name and ID# of the person to whom we spoke) and they told us we could prorate the amount of the exclusion from the $500,000 limit, and only pay capital gains taxes on any amout over the exclusion limit. To determine if we were eligible, he asked us a series of questions, including if we had used the property as our primary residence, and the reason we were are moving (to accomodate a growing family). Someone else wrote that one of the only reasons to avoid paying the taxes is a
"change in employment". What exactly does that mean? I will be changing jobs, but the new job is just about as far from the new residence as the old. What can I do?
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