Although they took a break in the summer, Kim and Reggie's year ended on a romantic note: The couple officially got back together in late September. "We just made the decision that we want to make it work and the time off was really beneficial for the both of us," she told PEOPLE at an early 29th birthday celebration in October. And she meant it! Later that month, the two started hunting for a home together. "I think sometimes people need to take a break ... to see how much they need each other," Kardashian told PEOPLE, "and how much they really are compatible."