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    Hey y’all, I’m back again with a constructive and easy, bite sized forum post.
    Today I want to explore the possibility of having different types of housing and how to afford it/obtain it.

    Housing types:
    Free market housing – Types of housing where the properties available are privately owned and freely sold/rented out.
    Social housing – A type of housing where the district provides certain benefits on rent or price of property based on shortcomings or obstacles, including but not limited to: Children, low-paying job, disability or illness, etc.
    Student housing/young adult projects: A type of housing where students and young adults get discounted rent rates.
    Senior homes / senior living projects: A type of housing where seniors get a discounted rate (65+)

    I imagine for Parafolk, just as many Humanfolk, paying for a $400,000 in one deposit is impossible. That’s why I’m
    proposing the idea of being able to take out a mortgage if you have a full-time job, or a loan if you don’t (loans are with far more interest).
    This will be important for families that are expanding but simply do not have the funds to move out to a bigger house.

    Parafolk can inherit the property of their relatives if bought within the free market, but they will also inherit a mortgage if there is still one to pay off. The inheritance has to be set up previously, it isn’t an automated ordeal. So for example, Grandmother Bonnie has indicated that her son James will inherit her property. If you don’t tick the box with James, he will not inherit it when she passes.

    AbeeGayleStinson replied 3 years, 6 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • I like these ideas, it would make the game more like real life and help distinguish the game.

    It always bothered me how the only option is usually to start with a set amount of money and buy a starter home. Or cheat for a bigger home. Mortgages and renting should be the common way to start out the game. ?

    Posted August 14, 2019 at 9:24 pm
    • Thank you!

      Posted May 21, 2020 at 9:47 pm
  • Additionally, the houses or apartments should look like what it’s worth. I want to see objects worn out, used or broken because they can’t afford anything else.

    Posted August 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm
  • Fantastic ideas, I especially think that the mortgage/loan system would be really cool.

    Posted August 19, 2019 at 1:01 am
    • Thanks a lot!

      Posted May 21, 2020 at 9:48 pm
  • I would really enjoy having a loan system with a bank if my para couldnt afford it,it’d give a realistic experience when choosing a house they can afford. i hope when we begin to buy a home they’ll have a list of houses for sale and houses/apartments that are for rent

    Posted May 22, 2020 at 7:38 am
  • Wouldn’t it be also cool to become a real estate agent in the game? Parafolk helping other parafolk find their dream house that is within budget makes it more interactive.

    Posted May 26, 2020 at 10:59 am

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