Knight Frank  just released their Global House Price Index which showed record results:
Growth of 8.4% in 2013 represented the highest annual rate of growth since our index started in 1995.
Dubai lead the way with a 34.8% jump in prices Y0Y while Ukraine rounded out the bottom in 56th place with a 25.9% decline over the same period. The US was ranked 9th overall.
The full report is now available  and chock full of great info and insight.