Home prices in China's 70 major cities rose 7.3 percent in June from a year earlier, an official survey showed on Monday, accelerating from a 6.9 percent rise in May.
Gains on a monthly basis continued to slow, however, as some cities tightened policies amid fears of a housing price bubble.
The monthly rise slowed slightly to 0.8 percent in June, compared with 0.9 percent in May, according to a Reuters calculation based on data issued by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
On a year-on-year basis, Shenzhen and Xiamen were the two top performers, with home prices rising 46.7 percent and 33.6 percent, respectively.
Beijing prices rose 20.3 percent, slightly faster than in May, while Shanghai prices rose 27.7 percent, the same as in May.
A recovery in China's property market since late last year and a government infrastructure building spree in recent months have helped shore up growth in the world's second-largest economy, which has been weighed down by weak demand at home and abroad, cooling investment and excess industrial capacity.