Almost three quarters of investors
have yet to see a decline in the value of their property portfolio, it’s being claimed.
A survey commissioned by Sourced Franchise found that with the exception of stocks and bonds, real estate remains the predominant area of investment within the UK.
HMO buy-to-let was the most prominent area of property investment followed by residential development, holiday homes, overseas property and buy to sell investments.
Just 29 per cent of those surveyed have seen a decline in the value of their portfolio since interest rates started to climb back in December 2021.
And over the last five years. 89 per cent say they have seen a return from their portfolio.
However they are also treading with caution over future investments.
Some 55 per cent surveyed said that they would be neither increasing nor decreasing the size of their portfolio this year, 29 per cent have no concrete plans for further investments.
When asked about their predictions for the market itself, 52 per cent believe house prices will reduce but only marginally and at a gradual pace. Some 29 per cent think the market will continue to tread water with no significant change, and 13 per cent are expecting a crash.
Sourced Franchise director Chris Kirkwood says: “Confidence amongst investors remains largely unwavering and despite the wider economic picture, the resilient nature of the property market has meant that the majority are yet to see any negative impact.”