PHOTO: Undoubtedly, the biggest news in the world of residential real estate is that after years of seemingly endless price growth, the market is starting to slow down.

It’s been quite a year—and we’re not just talking about former President George H.W. Bush and Sen. John McCain being laid to rest, the seemingly never-ending twists and turns in the Robert Mueller investigation, or even Beyoncé‘s killer performance at Coachella. There’s been plenty of drama in the world of residential real estate—news stories with plenty of real-life consequences for buyers, sellers, and homeowners.

The ups and downs of financial indicators, a corporate behemoth’s search for prime real estate, and even Mother Nature shaped market realities this past year, and will continue to do so in the years to come. Need a refresher? Here are 2018’s most noteworthy stories in residential real estate—along with what you’ll need to watch for in 2019.