Beyond the monetary appeal of currently high prices for gold, silver and other precious metals, I strongly suspect another, very powerful factor may explain the sell-off. Gold is tangible, offering the security of something solid you can hold and touch; by razor-sharp contrast, stocks and bonds seem little more than vague abstractions. Investing in Real Estate provides all the satisfactions of precious metals — and much, much more. It is a Safe Haven, an investment under whose broad, protective wings you can live and love. With the average homeowner staying in their homes seven years I am confident that, over that period of time, Real Estate will out–perform Gold while providing countless pleasures…and the memories of a lifetime.