What do 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008 have in common? They’re all among the top worst years for home sales since the Census Bureau started tracking them.

Here’s the full list:

2011    302,000 sold
2010    323,000
2009    375,000
1982    412,000
1981    436,000
1969    448,000
1966    461,000
1970    485,000
2008    485,000
1967    487,000

(Note: If you guessed “They were in the top-10 warmest years on record, you’d be wrong. 2011 was the 11th warmest, and 2008 was #12.)