Sims 4 Free Real Estate cheat (free houses!)

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The Sims series remains the most popular and growing collection of home building simulation games, allowing players to create endless creative spaces and play as unique Sims with diverse lifestyles. The Sims 4 continues to grow with new content that makes building a home and living even more enjoyable.

It can be a slow and arduous process to guide your Sims through life saving money to buy the house and items you want. However, if you’re a returning simmer and don’t want to go through the initial stages another time or don’t have time to work from the bottom up, there are ways to buy your dream home right from the start. –– with a free real estate cheat!

How to get a house for free in The Sims 4

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To buy a new house or move to a new location, whether you’re starting a new game or moving, you need to go to the World Management menu. Here you can see available houses and lots with a green outline around them. When you start a new game you only get a $20,000 budget and the most expensive houses will always warn you that you can’t afford them. Here are the steps to solve this problem:

  • Press CTRL, Shift and C to open the cheat menu on PC, or L-Bumper, R-Bumper, L-Trigger and R-Trigger on a console controller (this will open a white box in the upper left corner of the screen).
  • type testcheats true
  • Then type freerealestate on

After entering the cheat, you should see a message in the cheat box saying “Free Real Estate Enabled”. This means that all package options will now be available no matter how much money you have. Go ahead and click on the house you want!

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Note that now when you go to buy a house, your remaining funds will still be listed as the same $20,000. You will not use any of your money to purchase the package and you will receive it 100% free. You can also go into build mode in advance and add the items you need before buying a house and get it all for free! Click this “Buy a House” button to move to a new location and start your Sims’ adventures seamlessly!

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Why don’t cheats work?

There are several reasons why a cheat is not working for you, and in most cases it is due to the fact that you have disabled your cheats. However, make sure you type it correctly – there are usually never spaces between words, other than “true” and “on”. Always be sure to enter the command: testingcheats true first before entering another cheat. If that doesn’t work, go to Settings – Game Options and go to the “Other” tab.

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Make sure “Script Mods Allowed” is checked. If it’s already checked and still not working, uncheck it, turn it back on, apply the changes, and restart the game to see if the problem is fixed. If that doesn’t fix the issues, your game might have a more serious issue that might require a reinstall.

Let us know if this trick worked for you and which dream home you decide to buy for free! Also, be sure to check out the Sims 4 Pro game guides for more tips on how to unlock all the items!

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