Italian real-estate market down to 1985 levels
Prices dropped in nearly all major cities except Verona14 March, 15:53
Fourth-quarter sales for 2012 fell across the country 29.6% by volume, the worst figure since 2004. Mortgages were also down by 38.6%. Real-estate prices are down in the country's 12 largest cities by population, with the exception of Verona where sales were up 0.2%.