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Cost basis calculation on investment real estate held for less than 6 months

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What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NC

State NC

I bought a house at a foreclosure auction in January 08, fixed it and sold it in May 08. I took an interest only loan to make the purchase. During the holding period, the house was vacant (I did not rent or receive any income)

When I calculate the capital gains on the sale of the house, can I include the following to calculate the cost basis?

A) Interest paid on the loan,
B) Cost of utilities during the 5 months.
C) Home owner’s association dues paid for the 5 months

If I am not allowed to use the above to calculate the cost basis, how else I will be able to recoup the money I spent on these?

Appreciate some help..

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