January’s property buyers are already out in force, after price fatigue and a tough year stopped the market dead in December, OneRoof reports. But agents around the city report mixed prices being paid after December’s slowdown – up on the North Shore but down in South Auckland. Auckland’s median residential property price was down a marginal 0.8% in December from November, but the annual city-wide price was still up a whopping 25.9% in the 12 months to December.