Article Photos: US pending home sales rise to highest since 2010 1/1

In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, photo, a sale pending sign is outside of a house in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A measure of the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January from December to the highest level in more than 2 ½ years. The increase suggests sales of previously occupied homes will continue rising in the coming months. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)