List prices back to last year's mark

Realtor.com: 71 of 146 metros still showing annual gain in October

For-sale inventory hovered near a five-year low, but median list prices slipped in October back to the same level as a year ago, Realtor.com reported today.

Inventory stood at 1.76 million units at the end of last month, down 17 percent from a year ago and 40 percent below a September 2007 peak of 3.1 million.