Author Topic: House value depreciation, price diversification  (Read 1045 times)

Offline j7n

House value depreciation, price diversification
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:45 »
This idea was described by another player a few months ago, but I did not find it formally suggested.

Currently houses are in low demand because of small number of players, but prices are high. They are set to small number of standard values, regardless of area, look artificial and boring. Some houses seem overpriced and haven't been bought for a long time.

What constitutes a good house differs among players. One might look for nice interior, accesible parking, accurately designed yard without obstacles, or availability of short jobs from the area. A house might lack in all of these, but have gate or water access. (Crack den in the desert.) But if it is not bought, the consensus clearly indicates that is not good enough, without need to assign a numeric cost to each of the above qualities. Another player might have unusual taste and find a good deal.

I propose that houses for sale should depreciate over time. When they initially go for sale, they are set to the current base price or maybe 125% of it. Every realtime day, all houses would change to 99.5% their current value, down to some limit, such as half of the base cost. This would take 140 or 180 days (depending on whether it starts at 100% or 125%), for a 20 million house to go for 10 millions, which seems reasonable. Highly desirable houses with many slots or prestigous neighborhood that are bought immediately would cost the same or more. The calculated price should be rounded to millions, thousands, hundreds to look professional.

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 20:34 »
prices used to be unique to the house years ago itís just a lot more effort to do so
It's sad... We have pending bug fixes that aren't even getting added because of mick's inactivity.

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 12:08 »
There are plenty of houses that no one wants to buy. How about making their price go down to a limit so it will encourage players to buy that house?

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 12:23 »
wouldnt be fair to us others who paid top dollar for our houses
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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 12:26 »
Well things are easy:
Top wanted houses have full price or bigger
while
Less wanted houses have lower price

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 13:56 »
itís just a lot more effort to do so
There shouldn't be effort required beyond putting the automatic system in place, since we don't need to manually appreciate individual houses.

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 11:52 »
As we are getting global message that house ### is set for sale (price and slots), prices could go down without noticing it and we can get again a new global message like house ### is now for sale at the minimum ranking price (new price and slots).
This will make less wanted houses to be popular again, or at least will make sure that new players will get a house easier and they will hang around CT for longer.
^Just my fair opinion

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 12:08 »
As we are getting global message that house ### is set for sale (price and slots), prices could go down without noticing it and we can get again a new global message like house ### is now for sale at the minimum ranking price (new price and slots).
This will make less wanted houses to be popular again, or at least will make sure that new players will get a house easier and they will hang around CT for longer.
^Just my fair opinion


Agreed. This could be a good addition to the server.


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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 12:19 »
just let players own two houses
why the fuck do you even bother breathing??
I bother breathing just so that i can tell you what a fucking moron you are, nothing more and nothing less.

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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 13:12 »
just let players own two houses

BINGO!

Or, we are paying 1M to each of our vehicle slot (like 32 vehicle slot house is 32m, 16 is 16m), so let us increase house vehicle slots with paying 1m more everytime.
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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 17:49 »
just let players own two houses

BINGO!

Or, we are paying 1M to each of our vehicle slot (like 32 vehicle slot house is 32m, 16 is 16m), so let us increase house vehicle slots with paying 1m more everytime.


That would make the slots system completely useless, wouldn't it?


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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2018, 18:13 »
i see upgrading your house as a way to go but it should apply to a certain range of houses and  for a certain price per slot
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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 01:09 »
just let players own two houses

BINGO!

Or, we are paying 1M to each of our vehicle slot (like 32 vehicle slot house is 32m, 16 is 16m), so let us increase house vehicle slots with paying 1m more everytime.


That would make the slots system completely useless, wouldn't it?

Great reply, so what about making more expensive add slots to your house? Like 1.5m, 2m idk

I see your point, but there's only couple of houses +8slots, so If we consider we have low amount of  players, that would make sense
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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 13:45 »
just let players own two houses

BINGO!

Or, we are paying 1M to each of our vehicle slot (like 32 vehicle slot house is 32m, 16 is 16m), so let us increase house vehicle slots with paying 1m more everytime.


That would make the slots system completely useless, wouldn't it?

Great reply, so what about making more expensive add slots to your house? Like 1.5m, 2m idk

I see your point, but there's only couple of houses +8slots, so If we consider we have low amount of  players, that would make sense


Vinny is right about making it possible to buy second houses, seeing how there are so many vacant houses available. But there should be a cap on how many slots could a second house have, the more slots the main house has, the less slots would the second house have. Also second houses should be two or three times their original price, just so it wouldn't be as easy to obtain one. I think a system like that would be better than the ability to upgrade the existing houses.


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Re: House value depreciation, price diversification
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 17:15 »
just let players own two houses

BINGO!

Or, we are paying 1M to each of our vehicle slot (like 32 vehicle slot house is 32m, 16 is 16m), so let us increase house vehicle slots with paying 1m more everytime.


That would make the slots system completely useless, wouldn't it?

Great reply, so what about making more expensive add slots to your house? Like 1.5m, 2m idk

I see your point, but there's only couple of houses +8slots, so If we consider we have low amount of  players, that would make sense


Vinny is right about making it possible to buy second houses, seeing how there are so many vacant houses available. But there should be a cap on how many slots could a second house have, the more slots the main house has, the less slots would the second house have. Also second houses should be two or three times their original price, just so it wouldn't be as easy to obtain one. I think a system like that would be better than the ability to upgrade the existing houses.

1.5-2 is maybe, still much, but 3 times is really expensive. If someone has 6 slot house which is normally 24m, when he wanna buy 5 slot house he should pay 60m to his second house? It's hard.

Maybe, he should pay his own house money for his second house with one less slots? Example:

He has 6 slot, If he wanna buy 5 slot house, should pay 24m
If he wanna buy 4 slot house, should pay 20m
for 3 he should pay 15m
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