A newly sold home at a new housing subdivision is seen in San Marcos

 
A newly sold home at a new housing subdivision is seen in San Marcos
A newly sold home at a new housing subdivision is seen in San Marcos, California in this August 20, 2007 file photo. U.S. mortgage rates jumped to their highest levels since December in the latest week, complicating government efforts to bring mortgage rates down to levels that will spur demand and help the hard-hit housing market begin to recover. REUTERS/Mike Blake