In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012, photo, Mike Prince paints the trim on a window of a new home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Confidence among U.S. homebuilders is swelling to a five-year high, with many now anticipating that sales of new homes will strengthen this year even as signs point to a slowing economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index surged six points this month to 35, the highest reading since March 2007, the trade association said Tuesday, July 17, 2012.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012, photo, Mike Prince paints the trim on a window of a new home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Confidence among U.S. homebuilders is swelling to a five-year high, with many now anticipating that sales of new homes will strengthen this year even as signs point to a slowing economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index surged six points this month to 35, the highest reading since March 2007, the trade association said Tuesday, July 17, 2012.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012, photo, Mike Prince paints the trim on a window of a new home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Confidence among U.S. homebuilders is swelling to a five-year high, with many now anticipating that sales of new homes will strengthen this year even as signs point to a slowing economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index surged six points this month to 35, the highest reading since March 2007, the trade association said Tuesday, July 17, 2012.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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