Move forward to the peak in silver prices in early 1980, and that same median home would cost one-third as much in terms of silver. Quite a move in just a few years, don't you think? This of course will bring many questions to mind, because most real estate investors are partial to the investment class that they understand and have experienced for some time. Real estate opportunities still exist, but the overall trend has shifted. In plain words, it will be far easier to make money in the precious metals over the next several years than in real estate.