Research from the team behind the Property Investor Show reveals that despite a bumper year for stock markets in 2021, the buoyant UK property market still managed to beat it on growth.
According to the Government’s Housing Market Index prices across the United Kingdom rose by 10.8% in the last twelve months whereas the FTSE 100 index of leading shares saw an uplift of 9.6%. And so investors will have been 1.2% better off in bricks and mortar (Investing.com).
Aside from the FTSE 100, the most prominent of share indexes, the wider scope of the FTSE 250 saw a 4.69% DECREASE in value.
The overall United Kingdom house price growth statistic at 10.8% also hides the fact that England is the poor relation versus the devolved nations as, in fact, monies invested in Scotland would have yielded a capital appreciation of 11.2% but Wales, even more at 13%. Top of the table for house price performance is the South West of England, up 13.6% annually to 3rd March 2022 when this data set was compiled.
These lofty numbers outperform most worldwide stock markets beating the NASDAQ (0.48%), the Dow Jones (7.61%) and the CAC 40 (9.19%).
“In fact only the S&P in the United States came somewhere close to the Scotland housing market for brute strength’ says Rob Stross, Marketing Consultant at the Property Investor Show which holds its annual spring event at London’s Excel Centre this April 1st and 2nd.
“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’ adds Stross.
“Very recent geo-political events have sent world equity markets into a nosedive with some indexes seeing losses of up to 15% since January (NASDAQ) whereas the latest data from the property market analysts states that UK house prices are continuing to rise at record rates. Safe as houses? It certainly seems that this mantra remains very true indeed”, he says.
This research and more will be discussed on a series of panel debates and via numerous property expert speakers at the Property Investor Show, April 1st and 2nd at London’s Excel Centre.
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