Auckland house prices edged lower in January from record levels the previous month as sales volumes steadied during the summer holiday period, according to the city's largest real estate agency.

The average sale price slipped 0.2 per cent to $757,319 in January from December, although it was 17 per cent ahead of January last year, Auckland real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson said. The median price declined 2.8 per cent to $700,000 from December’s record, to be 21 per cent…