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RE - Real Estate by M3t4lxxx
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Added: 10/07/2013 - 08:55AM
Updated: 12/12/2014 - 12:19PM

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Description

Last updated at 12:19, 12 Dec 2014 Uploaded at 8:55, 10 Jul 2013



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INTRODUCTION

This mod allows the Dovahkiin to become a landlord by purchasing and renting properties, like houses, shops, inns and more.
You can then use the income you receive from them to buy even more properties or you can just spend it as you want.

Are you still interested? Then keep on reading (or just go to the download section).


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DESCRIPTION

This mod offers both simplicity, for casual gamers, and a high level of customisation, for pros. How is that done? Simple...
  • Outside of most buildings, you'll find a Property Sign. Interact with it to buy, sell and rent properties, from which you'll earn income.
  • Use a Master Ledger to review your current status. You need also to keep it up to date, to do so you just need to select the "Ledger's quill" from your inventory.
  • Collect your income from Safes located in each jarl's palace. The safes are locked, so that no thieves will steal your rent. The key is automatically given to the player during the tutorial.
  • You can easily adjust *any* setting using the MCM.


But owning a property is not only about earning money: you can also choose how much your tenants will have to pay you, and this will change the way they behave towards you:
  • If you allow them to pay less than usual, they will offer you better prices (if they are merchants) and they'll be friendlier.
  • If you charge them too much, they'll offer higher prices and they'll dislike you, but you'll earn more money.


Different types of properties give you also different advantages:
  • If you own a Shop, you will receive discounts on the wares sold.
  • If you own a Mine, you will receive ores extracted by your miners.
  • If you own a Farm, you can have delivered a part of the food produced by it.



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DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROPERTIES

Properties are divided into several categories, each with its own pros and cons:
  • Houses: cheapest but low income.
  • Shops: expensive but high income.
  • Inns: more expensive than shops but higher income.
  • Farms: Increase income from inns or receive food.
  • Mines: Provides you with ores, you can use them for smithing or you can sell them for coins.
  • Special Properties: no income, but slightly raise overall income, and (in future versions) give you other advantages.


In order to buy a property you need also a perk (you can disable these requirements if you don't like them):
  • Haggling (the first level) for Houses;
  • Merchant for Shops;
  • Investor for Inns;
  • Master Trader for Special Properties.
  • All the other properties don't need any perk to be bought.



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REQUIREMENTS

This mod requires both SKSE and SkyUI to work properly. If you don't have any of them, what are you waiting for? They are both amazing and really useful, so you don't really know what you're missing out!


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HOW TO INSTALL/UPDATE

How do I install the mod?
You may have noticed that starting from v3.0 there are two files instead of one. What do they do?
  • RE_RealEstate_Core stores your data, keeping track of which properties you own and of your settings;
  • RE_RealEstate is basically everything else: it handles the MCM, signs, discounts, income, etc...

To install the mod simply download both files and put them in your Skyrim folder.

How do I upgrade the mod?
  • If you're updating from a version < 3.0 it's pretty tricky: v3.0 isn't compatible with previous versions, because of the way ownership is saved (items instead of local variables), so if you update the mod now, you will lose all your owned properties.
    • If that isn't a problem remember to uninstall the previous version (go to MCM > Real Estate > Uninstall): in this way you'll safely stop all the scripts running.
    • If instead you don't want to lose them, just wait until I'll release a workaround for transferring ownership from versions < 3.0.
  • If, instead you're updating from a version >= 3.0 you just need to replace the old files with the new ones.



How do clean saves work?
Simple: disable RE_RealEstate, but NOT RE_RealEstate_Core, load the game, save, exit, re-enable RE_RealEstate and continue playing! You made a clean save and you didn't lose your data!



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TRANSLATIONS

If you speak any of these languages, then you're in luck! My mod is available also in:
  • German, thanks to Dante2000.
  • Polish, thanks to FeelThePoveR.
  • Chinese, thanks to makiatskyrim and eminem_luo.
  • French, thanks to Lysandus.
  • Russian (available also here), thanks to coladragon13.

If you're interested in translating my mod, please send me a PM.



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F.A.Q.

Q. Is this compatible with mods that change perks, such as SkyRE, ACE, etc.?
A. Yes, most mods just edit vanilla perks, so there won't be any problem. If, instead, a mod removes these perks, you can simply turn off the perk requirements from the MCM.

Q. When I interact with property signs there's no options for buying. What do I do?
A. You need to progress in the tutorial (the quest "Becoming a Landlord".

Q. I heard that you don't own Dragonborn: will those properties ever be included in this mod?
A. Not by me, but if you have it, and you feel like doing it, just send me a PM.