China's property prices increased by 0.5 percent in September from the previous month.
That's the first month-on-month rise since May, and underscores the necessity for further government curbs to discourage speculative home purchases.
Prices in China's 70 major cities rose 9.1 percent year-on-year in September, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.
On a monthly basis, prices rebounded for the first time since May after staying unchanged in the previous two months and declining in June.
"Those statistics indicate that the launch of new tightening policies was necessary to curb a rebound in property price," said Qin Xiaomei, chief researcher of Jones Lang LaSalle Beijing.