How to get a house in Final Fantasy XIV

There is something very important and rare Final Fantasy XIV, and it’s not mounts, minions, strong gear, or beautiful skins — it’s housing. Home-owning players are part of an elite because it is so hard to get, not only because of its price but because opportunities are rare.

There are many benefits to having a home. You can earn easy gil using gardening, decorate your home and garden with hundreds of options available, stabilize your chocobo to train it, and much more.

The plots are usually all owned by the players, and this is the case with each FFXIV server. With that in mind, the only option to buy a home is to wait for the auto-demolition process to take effect for inactive players. The house is automatically demolished when a player has not entered it within 45 days, making the plot available for someone else to buy.

While an apartment costs 500,000 gil, a house costs at least three million gil but offers more functions. The price increases depending on the size of the plot (small, medium, or large). The optimal amount to save to be safe is approximately seven million gil. It looks like a lot, but is easy to get after a few months of regular play and selling unwanted items using retainers.

Buying a home in FFXIV requires great patience. Players have the opportunity to purchase one every nine days through the new Lottery system, introduced in Patch 6.1 in April 2021. If they do not get the winning number, they will have to wait a few days and try again, until they win the lotto.

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But first, to buy land to build a house on, you need to have at least one class at level 50 and hold the rank of second lieutenant or higher in a Grand Company.

How to Get Home |

Here’s how to get into a house FF XIVstep by step:

  • Complete the search that offers access to the district of your choice. It is possible to get a home in Mist (Limsa Lominsa), The Lavender Beds (Gridania), The Goblet (Ul’dah), Shirogane (Kugane), or The Empyreum (Ishgard).
  • Head to the district official of your choice.
  • Contact them and select “Go to the specified ward. (Check Tabs) “option.
  • Examine each ward and its subsections to see if a plot is available.
  • If you see a price in white instead of the owner’s name, it means the plot is available for purchase. Click on the ward number and head to the plot location.
  • Once there, click on the placard and verify that it is available for purchase. Click on the button to enter the lottery. You have to pay in advance, even if you don’t win the lottery for the plot.
  • Go back there at the end of the five -day admission period, and see if you win or not. You only have four days to go there, until the end of the results period. If you win, you will see a pop-up stating to finalize and claim the plot. If not, you will be paid in full.

It is usually advised to try and buy a small plot in Goblet (Ul’dah) for beginners, which is the least sought after district and the cheapest option. Even if it’s not your first choice, it’s easier to move your home to the district you taste rather than buying the plot directly there.

Alternative solutions

If you can’t get a house but want to dive into the furniture aspect of the game and capture your personal space, it’s also possible to use a Free Company house. There are many rooms inside that company members can get for 300,000 gil. It’s just a small space, but you can still invite your friends and start decorating your space.

It’s also easier to get an apartment, but it costs 500,000 gil and offers similar benefits to owning a room in your Free Company home. If you are unsure of the long-term activity of your Free Company, however, it is safer to take an apartment than an FC private room as it will be lost if the FC house undergoes auto-demolition due to inactivity.

It’s also possible to share property with up to three friends, so it’s a good idea to work with friends to increase your chances of buying a plot and get help with furnishing.

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