Fewer Homes Nationwide for Sale in September

Washington, DC, Oct. 25, 2013 -- The overall number of homes listed for sale edged down in September, according to Realtor.com.

Nevertheless a growing number of housing markets are are seeing higher levels of  inventory compared to a year ago.

Nationwide there were 1.94 million homes on listing services, down 1.7% from August but  the third highest level this year, the website said.

Median asking prices fell 0.2% from August to $199,500. That was still 6.4% above  price of $187,500 a year ago.