10 hottest housing markets

Five years on from the crash, property prices have hit new highs. Where are home values rising fastest?

2.  China

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  • Rise in house prices (1 year): 21.6%

Surging prices suggest repeated attempts by the authorities to cool the red-hot property market are failing.

With limited investment options in China, real estate has traditionally been a popular choice for consumers looking to expand their portfolios.

Related: Home prices spike 15% in Chinese cities

Demand remains strong as hundreds of millions of Chinese are expected to move from rural areas to cities over the next decade.

Source: Knight Frank Global House Price Index
Based on Beijing and Shanghai.
- Last updated December 13 2013 12:12 PM ET