Owning some kind of property in GTA 5 does not just make you feel cool, but it also opens a door to a whole new world of GTA. It does require quite a bunch of cash to get started with them though, but for example, you do own a few. Maybe like an apartment or a garage. At some point, you might ask a question about how to sell a property in GTA 5? Selling a property can be useful to make emergency money or upgrade to a more expensive one.
In this guide, we will cover everything regarding properties in GTA 5: Online. And yeah, We will be talking about GTA: Online not the Story mode. From buying one to owning and selling. If you are thinking of upgrading your property here’s a pro tip: scroll down to the “Selling” section that might save you a few dollars.
Types of property
Now there are many kinds of properties in GTA Online. The most basic ones are apartments/houses and garages. You might already have a few from promotions like Twitch Drops or just buy the cheapest one that is only around $80K.
Here’s the full list of property types in GTA: Online:
There is a limit on the number of properties you can own at the same time but it’s nothing to worry about. The limits will allow you to have one of each at least + all necessary addons like warehouses or biker businesses. The total will be around 27 properties.
Each property has a lot of content behind it to enjoy. That includes new missions, more management nightmares (for tycoon lovers), and new ways to earn money. So definitely get yourself a few of those to enjoy the game to its fullest. Especially because every new DLC/Update comes in with a property to buy and work around.
If you have decided to get yourself property and earned enough money let’s buy one. Although if you are upgrading a property (buying a property of the type you already own) you might want to jump to the “selling” part.
Back to buying. There are three in-game websites to browse for properties:
Dynasty 8 Real Estate – Garages, Houses, Apartments
Dynasty 8 Executive – Offices
Maze Bank Foreclosures – Clubhouses, Bunkers, Hangars, Facilities, Nightclubs, Arcades and more of DLC properties
Anything you need for the specific property is located in the personalized computer in each property. For example warehouses for offices can be bought from the computer located in the office.
On each of those websites, you will find a handy interactive map with locations (location can have a practical effect if you are buying something like a Clubhouse. In most cases it’s driving distance when completing missions) of all the properties available for sale. Use filters and sorting tools to make your life a bit easier. More expensive properties can have additional customization options that cost more money. After all that, congratulations! You just bought yourself a new property!
Here’s the tricky part. Do you remember I told you not to buy a new property of the same type if you intend to sell an old one? Here’s why. Technically there is no such option in GTA: Online or in GTA 5 in general to sell properties that you own. For some reason, you can’t. But that’s not the end of the world because what you can do is trade in properties.
Now let’s assume you are buying yourself a new, more fancy apartment. The one that has heists available, a spacious garage, and a great view of the city. When paying for the new apartment you can trade-in your old apartment as a part of the payment. That is a good way to save money and get rid of the old property a the same time. On the other hand, if you are looking to sell your property to get some money you can do the same thing, but pick a property cheaper than you already own. The price difference will be refunded to your bank account but you will get stuck with a crappy house that you will never use.
To use the trade-in feature, follow all the regular steps as you would when buying a new property:
Head to the appropriate website
Pick a property you’d like to buy
Choose all the customization options you like (and can afford)
Now you can pick a property to trade in as a part of your payment. Do remember its name if you have more than one. Happened to me a few times when I traded in the wring apartment because I didn’t remember its name properly.
Note: the amount of money you will get when trading in is not equal to the amount you spent when buying that property. You can only trade in properties of the same type as the one you are buying. That means you can trade in your hangar to buy a bunker, you can only trade in another bunker if you own one.
Welcome to the Real Estate Business
I’m not sure why I called it the real estate business even though there is no real estate business whatsoever in GTA. Especially when answering the question “How to sell property in GTA 5?” you realize that you really can’t do that. Anyway, the key takeaways from this guide are: there is a property limit but you shouldn’t worry about it, you can’t sell your owned properties only trade them in when buying a new one.
I wish you not to make mistakes I did when buying myself a new house and enjoy the game to the fullest when buying new stuff.
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