I sold a home, bought an apartment, performed shipputizm on the latter, & still realized a profit. Question: am I required to give maaser on the net profit on the sale/purchase of my homes? Many thanks.
Please clarify your question.
Did you sell the apartment afterwards?
Am I to understand that you sold a home, used the money to buy an apartment, spent time, money and energy to renovate the apartment, sold the apartment and made a profit?
Or – Are you living in the apartment and have money left over from the sale of your home?
Was the home sold at a profit from the time it was bought? How many years passed? Did you calculate inflation in?
In order to evaluate whether you made a profit, you need to see how much you paid for the house (adjusted for inflation), how much it was sold for, that is your profit and is maaserable.
What you do with the money is your business.
If you invested it in a new apartment and sold it at a profit, after deducting the costs of renovation, your time and energy and made a profit, that profit is also maaserable.
The attached summary may offer you some guidelines and help you formulate your query so that a staff member at dinonline.org can properly address your specific question.
The phraseology of your question indicates that you are under the impression that maaser is a halachic requirement. The attached summary begins with addressing that point. Maaser is an admirable custom, but not obligatory.