In this Sept. 16, 2010 photo, a roofer works on a Toll Brothers homes under construction in Sunnyvale, Calif. Housing construction surges 10.5 percent in August, as applications for building permits ... more 
In this Sept. 16, 2010 photo, a roofer works on a Toll Brothers homes under construction in Sunnyvale, Calif. Housing construction surges 10.5 percent in August, as applications for building permits rise. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 10:07 PM EDT