Game Offers Risk-Free Real Estate Lessons


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If you’re new to property investment, you might be hesitant to jump into the market at this stage in the game. Real estate risks just seem too high for those people who don’t have a good grasp on how the housing market works for and against them. But what if you could try out different home building and home buying options in a no-risk manner? That’s the purpose of a highly popular computer game called Build-A-Lot.


This real estate game, available for free trial download online, presents the player with many of the real challenges that are faced in the real estate market today. Through trial-and-error, you can learn how to manage your housing finances in order to pay your property taxes on time and eventually gain a profit from the sale of your home. And you can do it all without the risks that are involved when you really invest in real estate.

Of course, a game can’t simulate all of the ups and downs of the real live real estate market. You’re certainly not going to become a property investment guru simply by playing Build-A-Lot. But if you want to get an idea of whether or not you have what it takes to manage your money in the modern market, then you might find that this game is worth your time.