China's home prices fell further in August over the previous month, two private surveys showed.
Prices of new homes in 288 cities were down 0.3% in August from July, the fifth straight drop on a monthly basis, a survey by real estate services firm E-House China Holdings showed.
However, prices in August were still up 3% when compared to a year ago.
A separate survey by China Real Estate Index System (CREIS) showed average prices in 100 of the biggest cities dropped 0.6% in August from July, the fourth successive monthly drop.
However, prices were still up 3% in August when compared to a year ago, CREIS said.
China's property price growth will slow further, despite an expected improvement in sales in the remainder of 2014, a Moody's report said.
Price rises will probably be constrained as property developers are more willing to keep prices low to attract buyers, amid a rich supply of new projects in the coming months, the report added.
Government data showed China's home prices dropped 0.9% in July from June but were still up 2.5% when compared to a year ago.
Home prices in the world's second largest economy have been falling for several months, particularly after the government stepped in to control price rise in what was, a year ago, a red-hot property market.