DON’T MISS THE “INTERACTIVE TOOL” in this excerpt from a Wall Street Journal Online article. (Access to the full article is by subscription only.) Click through then click on “interactive tool” in the first paragraph.

U.S. home inventories dipped slightly (1.2%) in October from September, a sign that the housing market is making a positive adjustment, according to an article by The Wall Street Journal Online. However, the number of homes for sale is still significantly higher than year-earlier levels, the article says. Use an interactive tool to track home inventories in 15 U.S. cities. Areas seeing the biggest drops in the number of homes offered for sale include Sacramento, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay region, the article says.