Falling home sale listings and rising prices are putting properties further out of the reach for first-home buyers, especially on the east coast.

The total number of capital cities properties listed for sale fell 4.1 per cent to 83,035 in the year to January 15, according to property market analytics firm CoreLogic. The number of new properties listed for sale also fell by 12 per cent to 10,581 in the same period. Its…