According to research performed by Property Investor Media, the team behind the annual Property Investor Show, prices within the UK property market increased by 10.8% over the last twelve months, compared to the uplift of just 9.6% across leading shares in the FTSE 100.
The UK property market has maintained its buoyancy throughout the economic turmoil of the last two years, despite every other industry struggling to recover from the impacts of Covid-19 and has provided support and stability to not only the country’s economy but also the millions of investors across the globe. Therefore, it is no surprise to see that whilst other investment asset classes were recovering, the property market continued to outperform every other and has seen growth in value by a staggering 10.8% over the last twelve months, with the FTSE 100 falling behind and only increasing by 9.6% - despite having a ‘bumper year’ throughout 2021 and leaving property investors a whole 1.2% better off with their investments than those who invested in stocks and shares.
Without the FTSE 100’s performance, which is the most prominent share of indexes, the broader scope of the FTSE 250, in fact, saw a 4.69% decrease in value over the last year, whilst property prices across the UK have reached their highest figure for the eighth consecutive month. The UK property price increase of 10.8% also significantly outperforms the worldwide stock markets, with the NASDAQ, the CAC 40, and the Dow Jones experiencing increases of just 0.48%, 9.19%, and 7.61%, respectively.
Rob Stross, a Marketing Consultant for the Property Investor Show, stated that “it’s always been seen that pension money, ISA investments and speculators turn to stock markets as their instrument of choice, however, Britain’s housing market is inarguably a better bet currently as a means of providing better appreciation and returns on investors’ cash”.
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