Article Photos: US pending home sales jump to nearly a 6-year high 1/1

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012  file photo shows a for-sale sign at a home in Glenview, Ill.An index measuring the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in October jumped to nearly its highest level in almost six years. Steady job gains and record-low mortgage rates have made home buying more attractive. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)