Construction worker Trent Gardner carries a column to be installed on a new home in Matthews

 
Construction worker Trent Gardner carries a column to be installed on a new home in Matthews
Construction worker Trent Gardner carries a column to be installed on a new home in Matthews, North Carolina April 15, 2010. U.S. home-builder sentiment rose faster than expected to a seven-month high in April as consumers rushed to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit, the National Association of Home Builders said on Thursday. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)