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In this Nov.3, 2011 photo, Jim Weiler, of Jim Weiler Construction, sets a roof truss on a home under construction in LaPorte, Ind. Rising interest from would-be buyers is leaving U.S. homebuilders less pessimistic about the housing market. But tighter lending standards are still keeping many potential buyers from purchasing new homes. (AP Photo/Michigan City News Dispatch, Bob Wellinski) 

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US homebuilders less gloomy despite few buyers

WASHINGTON — Rising interest from would-be buyers is leaving U.S. homebuilders less pessimistic about the housing market. But tighter lending standards are still keeping many potential buyers from purchasing new homes.

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