Financial stability is a big concern for most of us. In order to achieve this, we spend most of our time trying to secure our assets for the future. One of the biggest ways of securing a stable future is to find a steady job. Besides this, most look for worthy options for investments, this gives us the chance to earn passively.

Accordingly, there are many reliable options available to use when it comes to investments. For example, there is investing in precious metals like gold and silver. There are also other types of investments such as stocks and cryptocurrencies. Real Research launched a survey to gauge public opinion on the very trusty option of real estate investments. Here are the results.

Highlights

  • Only 7.12% would invest in gold or silver over real estate investments
  • 60.19% feel very financially safe when they invest in real estate
  • 57.32% believe there are very low-risk factors for real estate investments

70.70% Believe That Real Estate Investment Is a Prime Option

The online survey app — Real Research, asks its users, is investing in real estate worth it? On this 70.70% believe that investing in real estate is still a prime option. In contrast, the real estate investments survey goes on to ask respondents what they would invest in instead of real estate.

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Figure 1: Cryptocurrencies win as preferred investment option

Here, 46% chose cryptocurrencies. Following after, gold or silver (7.12%), stocks (6%), mutual funds/ETFs (1.37%), and bonds (1.28%). The rest chose ‘other’. The curvy goes on to ask if those who have real estate investments feel financially safe with this choice. Here, 60.19% say ‘yes, absolutely’ and 11.22% say ‘it can be risky so not always’. The rest chose ‘no’.

Respondents Choose Ups and Downs of Real Estate Investment

First, the survey asks what are the respondents’ reasons for investing in real estate? The majority (41.64%) say that real estate is less volatile and stable returns are pretty much guaranteed.

Figure 2: Reasons for investing in real estate

Likewise, 6.35% say it is an effective inflation hedge while 3.69% say funds can be raised via collateral activities, and 3.28% say there is psychological satisfaction from owning real estate. The rest either have other reasons or simply do not believe that there are benefits to real estate investment.

Figure 3: The downside of real estate investments

Second, the survey asks about the downside of real estate investments. The majority (43.27%) say that the investment period is long. Likewise, not much information is open to the public (3.91%), the initial investment is high compared to other investments (3.41%), and there is a great need for maintenance (3.05%).

Following this, homeowners find it hard to manage imposed regulations and legal demands (1.10%), the investment decision-making process is complicated (1.03%), and the many additional payments in transactions (0.91%). The rest either chose ‘other’ or simply do not believe that there is a downside to real estate investments.

50.80% Would Consider Real Estate Investments If Assets Are Tokenized

The survey then went on to ask the respondents about the risk factor in real estate investments. On this, 57.32% chose the low-risk factor between the 0-2 scale. Following this 18.33% chose between the 3-5 scale and 8.48% chose between the 6-8 scale. This left 15.89% of the respondents choosing the high-risk factor between the 9-10 scale.

Figure 4: Most are very likely to make real estate investments upon tokenization

Lastly, the survey asks respondents if they believe there is a high chance for Generation Z to start looking into real estate investments. In a landslide, the responses reveal that 49.39% believe Gen Z will get into real estate investments. Following 12.14% say somewhat likely, 3.68% say somewhat unlikely, and 1.74% say very unlikely. The rest are ‘unsure’.

Methodology

Survey TitlePublic Opinion on Real Estate Investment
DurationNovember 07 – November 14, 2021
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.