The property control measures had an immediate affect on transaction volumes when they were implemented in April, but they started to pick up again last week.
Beijing leads the recovery, with apartment transactions up more than 70 percent. Shanghai ranks number two, with an increase of more than 20 percent, and Guangzhou is also following the trend with nearly 8 percent.
Industry insiders say, after three months' of sitting on their hands, consumers with real needs have begun to purchase. They say a recovery is certain, but whether the deadlock will break still depends on land supply.