In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, photo, a "for sale" sign is seen outside a home in Glenview, Ill. Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but remained close to record lows

 

              In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, photo, a "for sale" sign is seen outside a home in Glenview, Ill.  Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but remained close to record lows
In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, photo, a "for sale" sign is seen outside a home in Glenview, Ill. Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but remained close to record lows. Cheap mortgages have made home buying more affordable and have helped drive a housing recovery. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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