Investments


Investments

List of Properties

Cash on HandPartnerships to Invest InWeekly Payout
At least 6000Diner850
At least 7000Book Store1000
At least 12500Bistro2100
At least 18500Bistro, Diner2950
At least 19500Bistro, Book Store3100
At least 25500Bistro, Book Store, Diner3950
At least 26500Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket4100
At least 27500Bistro, Criminal Warehouse4600
At least 30000Hospital6000
At least 36000Hospital, Diner6850
At least 37000Hospital, Book Store7000
At least 42500Hospital, Bistro8100
At least 48500Hospital, Bistro, Diner8950
At least 49500Hospital, Bistro, Book Store9100
At least 55500Hospital, Bistro, Book Store, Diner9950
At least 56500Hospital, Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket10100
At least 57500Hospital, Bistro, Criminal Warehouse10600
At least 60500Hospital, Bistro, Office Building11100
At least 65000Hospital, Stadium12800
At least 70000Hospital, Science Lab13900
At least 76000Hospital, Science Lab, Diner14750
At least 77000Hospital, Science Lab, Book Store14900
At least 82500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro16000
At least 88500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Diner16850
At least 89500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Book Store17000
At least 95500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Book Store, Diner17850
At least 96500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket18000
At least 97500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Criminal Warehouse18500
At least 100500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Office Building19000
At least 105000Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium20700
At least 111000Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Diner21550
At least 112000Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Book Store21700
At least 117500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro22800
At least 123500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Diner23650
At least 124500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Book Store23800
At least 130500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Book Store, Diner24650
At least 131500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket24800
At least 132500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Criminal Warehouse25300
At least 135500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building25800
At least 141500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Diner26650
At least 142500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Book Store26800
At least 148500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Book Store, Diner27650
At least 149500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Book Store, Supermarket27800
At least 150500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Criminal Warehouse28300
At least 153500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre28800
At least 159500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Diner29650
At least 160500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Book Store29800
At least 166500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Book Store, Diner30650
At least 167500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Book Store, Supermarket30800
At least 168500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse31300
At least 174500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Diner32150
At least 175500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Book Store32300
At least 181500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Book Store, Diner33150
At least 182500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Book Store, Supermarket33300
At least 183500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa33800
At least 189500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Diner34650
At least 190500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store34800
At least 196500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store, Diner35650
At least 197500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store, Supermarket35800
At least 203500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store, Supermarket, Diner36650

Investments give you a special way to make money. You can invest in a community property, like the Diner, the Theater, the Stadium, and so on. There are two types of investments: Become a Partner, and Buy out Property.

If you have enough money to invest in a property, the option will be available when you click that property. When you choose either Become a Partner or Buy out Property, your Sim must go to that location and spend a little time there, after which your Sim has completed the investment.

Becoming a partner means that there are other Sims who own a share of that property, too. Buying out the property, on the other hand, makes you the sole owner of that property; any Sims who previously owned it are no longer owners. It costs much more to buy out a property than to become a partner, and it also gives you more money each week.

Investment Strategies

The purpose of investing in The Sims (as well as in real life) is to use your money to help you earn more money.

The basic strategy is to invest as small an amount of money as possible while earning the biggest weekly payout possible. If you divide your weekly earnings by the cost of the partnership, the resulting number is the Return on Investment, or ROI for short.

Investing wisely is simply a matter of buying the best ROI you can afford given the amount of cash that you have on hand.

Having a partnership in a business always has a better return on investment than owning a business. This simply means that you shouldn't start buying businesses until you have a partnership in all twelve businesses. Once you can't get any more partnerships, you can then consider buying out the other partners to become the full owner of the businesses.

Below is a handy chart that shows you exactly how to maximize your returns given the amount of cash that you have available for investing. Remember, it would be unwise to spend every penny on buying a partnership if you would not be able to pay your bills afterward, so make sure that you will be able to get enough cash to cover your expenses once you invest.

Cash on HandPartnerships to Invest InWeekly Payout
At least 6000Diner850
At least 7000Book Store1000
At least 12500Bistro2100
At least 18500Bistro, Diner2950
At least 19500Bistro, Book Store3100
At least 25500Bistro, Book Store, Diner3950
At least 26500Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket4100
At least 27500Bistro, Criminal Warehouse4600
At least 30000Hospital6000
At least 36000Hospital, Diner6850
At least 37000Hospital, Book Store7000
At least 42500Hospital, Bistro8100
At least 48500Hospital, Bistro, Diner8950
At least 49500Hospital, Bistro, Book Store9100
At least 55500Hospital, Bistro, Book Store, Diner9950
At least 56500Hospital, Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket10100
At least 57500Hospital, Bistro, Criminal Warehouse10600
At least 60500Hospital, Bistro, Office Building11100
At least 65000Hospital, Stadium12800
At least 70000Hospital, Science Lab13900
At least 76000Hospital, Science Lab, Diner14750
At least 77000Hospital, Science Lab, Book Store14900
At least 82500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro16000
At least 88500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Diner16850
At least 89500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Book Store17000
At least 95500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Book Store, Diner17850
At least 96500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket18000
At least 97500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Criminal Warehouse18500
At least 100500Hospital, Science Lab, Bistro, Office Building19000
At least 105000Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium20700
At least 111000Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Diner21550
At least 112000Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Book Store21700
At least 117500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro22800
At least 123500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Diner23650
At least 124500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Book Store23800
At least 130500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Book Store, Diner24650
At least 131500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Book Store, Supermarket24800
At least 132500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Criminal Warehouse25300
At least 135500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building25800
At least 141500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Diner26650
At least 142500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Book Store26800
At least 148500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Book Store, Diner27650
At least 149500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Book Store, Supermarket27800
At least 150500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Criminal Warehouse28300
At least 153500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre28800
At least 159500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Diner29650
At least 160500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Book Store29800
At least 166500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Book Store, Diner30650
At least 167500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Book Store, Supermarket30800
At least 168500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse31300
At least 174500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Diner32150
At least 175500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Book Store32300
At least 181500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Book Store, Diner33150
At least 182500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Book Store, Supermarket33300
At least 183500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa33800
At least 189500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Diner34650
At least 190500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store34800
At least 196500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store, Diner35650
At least 197500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store, Supermarket35800
At least 203500Hospital, Science Lab, Stadium, Bistro, Office Building, Theatre, Criminal Warehouse, Spa, Book Store, Supermarket, Diner36650

Weekly Earnings

Once you have invested in a property, you will earn money from that investment each week. However, that earned money is not directly deposited into your money; you have to go to the location to pick up your profits each week. The profits become available on Monday at 9AM each week.

The most profitable investment is the Hospital. The least profitable is the Diner. The Stadium and Science Lab are excellent investments, too, but they aren't as profitable as the Hospital. If you buy out the Diner, it is slightly more profitable than buying out the Book Store or the Supermarket. But becoming a partner in the Diner is less profitable than becoming a partner in the Book Store or Supermarket.

Investments affect relationships

A Sim who owns a business will not be able to perform certain romantic actions with a Sim who works at that business, because that Sim will be creeped out, hurting that relationship.

As a business owner, you can fire employees at a business, but it will hurt your relationship with that Sim. If there is only one employee left at a business, you can't fire him or her.

Owning your workplace

Owning your workplace has no effect on your career.

Transferring Deeds

Once you buy or partner in a property, there will be a deed for it in your inventory. You can transfer those deeds to other Sims whenever you want to. If a deed-holding Sim dies, the deed automatically goes to a relative.





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