LARKSPUR, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale on February 21, 2013 in Larkspur, California. According to the National
LARKSPUR, CA - FEBRUARY 21: A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale on February 21, 2013 in Larkspur, California. According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of previously owned homes were up 0.4 percent in January to a 4.92 million annual rate. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ( Justin Sullivan )