About 33 percent of Hong Kong residents expect property prices to rise in the coming year, a bank survey shows.
Citi Hong Kong interviewed more than 500 Hong Kong respondents chosen at random in March.
About 451,000 people checked out real estate in February and March this year, an increase of nearly 50 percent from last year.
About 7 percent considered it a good time to buy a home in the first quarter, a figure that remains higher than that recorded throughout the eight years before the virus outbreak.
Around 17 percent expressed interest in property ownership in the first quarter.