According to a UBS survey on investor sentiment, 69% feel bullish about investments and expect the economy to continue to grow in the coming months. There’s also a lot of people planning to invest in assets, including real estate, as a way to protect their portfolios from inflation. Reports suggest that U.S. investors are considering real estate more than ever before – but is this a good idea? Although it may sound appealing initially, investors need to assess several key factors before jumping on the bandwagon. And here’s what you need to consider before investing in real estate this year.