Though Dec 2015 recorded half of the number of new private homes sold compared to the preceding month, this was not surprising as Dec is traditionally a lull period for property sales. For the whole of 2015, the sales of new private homes rose 2.9% compared to those in 2014, resulting in 7529 sales figures. This is despite that the number of new launches were fewer in 2015. This could signal a possible return of buyer interest to the primary sales market. However one may note that in 2013 a total of 14948 new homes were sold.