Fewer homes for sale in most markets

Listings down in 86 of 144 markets tracked by realtor.com

The number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com was down 2.7 percent from a year ago in September, to 1.87 million, as inventories fell in 60 percent of 144 markets tracked, according to statistics released today. Seasonal factors contributed to a 7.9 percent decline in national inventory from August to September.