Investing in property has been declared as the best form of investment over the last ten years and the trends are likely to continue. Property investment in the UK delivered higher returns than alternative strategies such as gold, placing your money in savings accounts and playing the stock market.
Property Investment Returns Far Exceed Gold, Savings Accounts And The Stock Market
A research report was recently published by the estate agent companies Leaders and Romans. In this research they compared the returns that an investor would have received if they had invested £50,000 in 2006 into property, gold, a savings account and the stock market.
If this amount had been invested in the buy to let property market it would have yielded a 175% return over the decade producing an actual profit of £138,936. In the gold market the investment return would have been £50,673 and the savings accounts would have yielded just £14,447 with the FTSE 100 rock bottom at only £2,969 for a ten year investment period.
This means that investors in the buy to let market would be around £90,000 better off than those that would have invested the same amount into the purchase of gold and over £135,000 richer than an investor who had trusted stocks and shares over the ten year term.
Long Term Benefits Make Property Investment The Best Choice
This demonstrates that although there is a lot of effort and time required to develop a successful property investment project the returns are worth it in the long term. Even though the liquidity time for property is high (it can take weeks or months to sell a property) it was the preferred investment method over shorter liquidity strategies such as savings accounts, stocks and shares and gold.
Despite this longer liquidity period, investors in the buy to let market would have had fairly quick returns with the monthly rents that they would have collected. They would also know that their investment in the property was likely to appreciate in value over the years. Despite a lot of changes in the general economy and the housing market over the last decade buy to let investment was still the clear winner.
Property investment also provides a pretty safe investment option in the long run. It is true that house prices tend to be cyclical but they always tend to rise over a longer period of time. There is still a huge shortage of housing right across the United Kingdom so this trend is very likely to continue.
There is even a cautious option for property investors where they can minimise their risks. There are rent guarantee schemes which will insure regular income and you will not find this option available with other forms of investment.
Reap The Rewards Of Property Investment Without The Hard Work And Stress
Now you can take advantage of the returns available through property investment in the UK without the hard work and headaches that it can bring. At CPI we are looking to work with a small number of investors for our “hands off” property investment projects.
If you are interested in learning more and would like to meet with us free of charge and completely without obligation then please contact us here now. We are only able to work with a small number of people so please get in touch with us today.