This photo made on Jan. 27, 2011, shows a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The average rate on the 30-year mortgage topped 5 percent this week for the first time since April. Higher rates could ... more 
This photo made on Jan. 27, 2011, shows a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The average rate on the 30-year mortgage topped 5 percent this week for the first time since April. Higher rates could further hamper the struggling housing market ahead of the spring's prime home-buying season. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gene J. Puskar
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 4:56 AM EST