How soon do I need to sell home after moving to skip capital gain

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My family and I are going to be moving for work but we intend to keep our current home for a while despite moving to a new home. How soon would I need to sell my current home to qualify for the capital gains tax exemption because we’ve lived in the house longer than 2 years?

@Aaron May

The sec121 exclusion requires that you lived in the home for 2 years of the past 5 years.  So, you have three years after moving out to close.  After that, it prorates.