In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 photo, a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but remained close to record

 

              In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 photo, a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.   Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but remained close to record
In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 photo, a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. 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/Gene J. Puskar)
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