Does the capital gain from the sale of my house impact my tax bracket (see details below)?

Assume I sell my house and have to pay capital gains. Assume that, not counting the proceeds from the sale, I am in the 15% tax bracket. Will I have to pay 5% on the capital gain, or will the sale push me into a higher bracket, forcing me to pay 15% capital gain?

I’ve found information on the internet indicating that the sale pushes me into a higher tax bracket, forcing me to pay 15% capital gains. That seems questionable, as every sale (of a house at least) would push all 5% payers into the 15% capital gains bracket.

Here’s a link: http://www.bankrate.com/brm/itax/tips/20010305a.asp?caret=14#5

Thanks!

Dae Su Oh
Thanks for the answers, but the property is rental property. I’m aware of the exemptions, and like-kind exchanges, etc., but none of those strategies are available to me.

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