In Grand Theft Auto 5, most gamers will quickly decide that buying houses and apartments are investments worth making.
With garages attached to safehouses, these properties hold a lot of value, both in protection and monetary gain. Properties range from the fairly cheap to the outrageously expensive, so knowing what’s available will help you make a good decision. Here is a quick overview of what’s available and how to get it, as well as reasons why you need it.
Benefits to Buying Property
Buying a property gives you a safe place to spawn, store your things, and keep your cars safe from harm. Garages, which come with the houses and apartments, keep your cars from getting impounded, and some of the larger properties can hold up to 10 cars. If you are looking to make a heist, it may be required that you or someone you are working with have a large home, including an office. Beware, however, that the 10-car garage properties cost upwards of $200,000, so they are not always easy to come by. If you are looking to buy one of these properties, you will have to save up, but you will be rewarded with a great house, a huge garage, and a stunning view.
Types of Properties: Apartments
The apartments on GTA 5 are divided into three tiers based on things like décor, garage size, and quality of furnishings. In general, the more expensive properties are penthouses with panoramic views. For around $80,000, you can buy a low tier apartment, which is very bare bones, but it will protect a couple of cars. At around $125,000, you move up to the mid-tier apartments, and these include flat screen TVs and 2-6 car garages. If you are looking for luxury, the top-tier apartments run $200,000 to $400,000, and they include 10-car garages and everything you’d expect to live the high life.
The process of buying a property is really easy. Just walk to to the “for sale” sign in front of a particular property and agree to purchase when the prompt appears. Be sure to consider the details before buying – some properties are more profitable in the long term than others. Some offer fringe benefits, as well. The best properties for you will depend on your needs in the game. You will also need to maintain your properties through missions on your cell phone. Be aware that some properties are only available to certain characters. Only black houses can be purchased by any character, while pink houses may be purchased by several different characters (but not all). Each character has a specific color assigned to him or her.
If you want to take your GTA 5 experience to the next level, you definitely need a property. Start small and cheap, then work your way up to better digs as you get the money. For protection, profit, and a safe place to store your cars, a house or apartment is a must for anyone looking to get ahead in GTA 5.