In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo a for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. U.S. home sales rose in August 2013 to the highest level since February 2007 as buyers rushed to ... more 
In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo a for sale sign hangs in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. U.S. home sales rose in August 2013 to the highest level since February 2007 as buyers rushed to close deals before interest rates rise further.( AP Photo/Steven Senne) less 
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