As indicated in graph below, property has historically outperformed the returns earned from other popular investment classes, outstripping returns from stocks and bonds. If you invested £100 in the year 2000, you would have seen your money grow by a stellar 206% in UK property compared to 31% in gilts and 4% in FTSE 100 shares.
Growth of a £100 investment made in Jan 2000
Investment Growth Comparison Between Property, Bonds, and Shares (From Jan 2000 to Jun 2016)
(House price index)
(UK long dated gilts)
Stocks and Shares
Past performance is not indicative of future results.