Potential home buyers who feel rocked by recent proposed changes to tax deductions for mortgage interest payments and state and property taxes aint seen nothin yet. They may not realize it, but they are also being hit by another decision in Washington, D.C. By imposing new duties on softwood lumber from Canada, the Commerce Department has significantly added to the cost average American families must pay to buy a home. And the steepest price would be paid by those least able to afford it.
The amount of the tariff itself, set Thursday at between 20.8 per cent and 22.1 per cent depending…

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