General investor optimism is down but when it comes to the real estate sector, this UBS/Gallop Poll shows real estate investors are rather optimistic.

The combination of this price optimism and fears of higher interest rates appears to lead many investors to believe now is a good time to buy a home. Sixty-four percent of investors say now is a good time to buy a home in their local community and 55% say it is a good time to invest in real estate and/or real estate related assets nationwide.