New home sales fell to their lowest level since 2012, down by 14.9% year on year in December, the latest figures shows.
A large number of new home starts in Australia meant that 2018 recorded one of the strongest years of residential building markets on record, official figures show.
The price of buying a new home in the United States is getting cheaper with new research showing that almost all larger housing markets are seeing the number of new properties with price cuts rising.
Despite a drop in the Turkish lira, the fashionable Bodrum Peninsula has retained its appeal for wealthy Turks, as well as a new wave of international buyers.
Dubai's over-supplied property market has steadily fallen since a mid-2014 peak, hurting earnings of the emirate's top developers and forcing construction and engineering firms to cut jobs and halt expansion plans.
Residential property sales in Canada fell for a fourth month in a row in December while prices fell by almost 5%, the latest agent index shows.
Property prices in Ireland increased by 7.1% in the 12 months to November 2018 on a national basis, but the annual growth was lower in Dublin, the latest official figures show.
Consumer confidence and falling interest rates are helping the capital city of Bogotá compete for international home buyers.
Although the property market in Spain continued to see overall growth in 2018, some areas have done better than others, according to real estate experts.
Sales of apartments in Abu Dhabi fell by 9% on average in 2018 while villas sales were down by 4%, according to the latest residential real estate report for the Emirate.
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