This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans shrugged off rising

This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January 2017 at the fastest pace since 2007. The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, says home sales rose 3.3 percent last months from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
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