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"There are no capital gains to pay in this scenario. Your calculation of $32K doesn't fit."

Umm, the fellow suggested that selling the house was a good idea because the owner would lose his exclusion if he sold it after not living in it for 3 years or more. So yes, the cap gains is is entirely relevant because avoiding it is the supposed benefit of selling now. Please go back and reread the post to which I responded.
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