A newly constructed home is pictured before being occupied by its buyers in a new housing development area in Vista

 
A newly constructed home is pictured before being occupied by its buyers in a new housing development area in Vista
A newly constructed home is pictured before being occupied by its buyers in a new housing development area in Vista, California March 20, 2012. Permits for U.S. homebuilding neared a 3-1/2 year high in February, suggesting a budding recovery in the housing market was still on track even though groundbreaking activity slipped. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION REAL ESTATE)