23-07-2014 09:37 AM | United Kingdom

Investing in land could reap big rewards

The average value of farmland in the UK rose by 3% in the second quarter of 2014, to £7,517 per acre, continuing the upward trend of land values.

During the past year values have increased on average by 17% – and over the past 10 years by 208%, according to Knight Frank. Compared to gold, one of the hottest assets during this period – the value of which has gone up by 254% – it’s clear that land is undoubtedly a sound investment.

Spurred on by growing interest from foreign investors and pension funds, English farmland values continued to rise in the second quarter. Frank Knight said in its index that average values for farmland in England rose by 3% in the second quarter to £7,515 per acre.
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