Property investors who play the long game stand to benefit the most

Property investors who play the long game stand to benefit the most

New research from British Pearl, one of the UK’s fastest growing property investment platforms, shows that if you’re prepared to pay the long game, there are still great returns to be had through property investment. Taking any five-year period over the last 50 years, the research has revealed that UK buy-to-let investments have made a profit 82.6% of the time – with house prices going up by an average of 58.6% between April 1968 and April 2018 on properties owned for a five-year period.

According to the research, buy-to-let investors who play the long game and keep their nerve during hard times and political uncertainty, stand to make the best gains. Commenting on the research, James Newberry, Investment Manager at British Pearl, said: “While our analysis shows housing has been a solid investment over time, we know that returns can be bolstered with careful property selection, identifying regional trends and areas of rental yield strength. The message, not just for investors but homeowners too, is to play the long game.”

James Newberry added: “UK property has a track record of returns and, no matter how tempting it is to think prices are unsustainable, the level of demand for housing in Britain makes property one of the most attractive asset classes on an ongoing basis.”

Playing the long game is borne out by the fact that those investors who have held on to their properties, even following the recession in 2007, have now seen their property price growth recover so that they now exceed pre-recession levels. A valuable investment lesson in being patient and holding your nerve.