Build-a-lot 3:
Passport to Europe


Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe

JohnBNormally, mixing real estate with casual gaming wouldn't seem like a smart move, but HipSoft's latest release proves you can take a complex subject matter and make it fun. Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe continues the highly successful Build-a-lot series with just the right balance between familiarity and innovation to lure new and veteran players alike. Hone your real estate skills as you buy, upgrade and sell houses, collect rent, and attract new residents to neighborhoods that need your expert eye.

buildalot3a.jpgThe third Build-a-lot game sends you across the seas to Europe where you'll help locals fix up their towns by building new properties, repairing old ones, and making the area attractive for new buyers. You'll hop across the continent and visit a handful of countries from Spain to England to Italy, encountering new people with new problems to solve at every turn.

Each level in Build-a-lot 3 features a set of goals you must meet in order to proceed. These range from meeting a certain level of rental income to fixing a number of properties, building a certain number of houses, and so on. The interface is uncluttered and feeds you only the information you need to know, allowing you to focus on your goals as well as a few basic resources (workers, materials, and blueprints). The more workers you have the more tasks you can complete at once, while materials and blueprints are necessary to do any kind of building.

The spine of Build-a-lot 3 is essentially the same as in previous installments, and HipSoft was wise to keep such a finely-tuned mechanic unchanged. As with Build-a-lot 2, though, new features have been introduced that make changes to the game that are subtle enough to keep things simple but still manage to alter your overall strategy.

The most interesting new feature are crises, random events such as fires, domestic disturbances, etc. that must be dealt with immediately so your income doesn't suffer. If an icon flashes over a house, click on it and send out the appropriate service as soon as you can, as properties under a crisis won't pay rent. This adds a slight time management feel to the otherwise calm atmosphere, but don't worry, the events aren't so frequent that your mouse hand will get tired.

buildalot3b.jpgTwo other new features worth mentioning are weather conditions and run-down properties. Changes in the weather will alter how quickly some jobs are completed (snow makes everyone move a little slower, doesn't it?). You'll also see a number of grayed-out lots that will lower the curb appeal of your neighborhood. Buy them on the cheap, do some repairs, then upgrade and beautify at your leisure to turn a handsome profit.

Analysis: HipSoft really has done it again with a sequel that not only manages to preserve the success of previous titles but improve upon them as well. Build-a-lot 3 has more content than Build-a-lot 2 and the difficulty level seems tweaked up just a notch or two. The pacing is still brilliantly spot-on, so you'll always have something to do and will rarely feel overwhelmed by anything. If a resource management game could be calm and calculating, Build-a-lot would be that game.

The locations are more varied, the gameplay mechanics familiar yet refreshed, and the challenges are even better than before. I'm continually amazed at how the Build-a-lot series manages to improve itself with each iteration without destroying the core elements that make them such satisfying games to play.

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Walkthrough Guide


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Build-a-lot 3 Walkthrough
General notes

  • The Walkthrough starts with Level 4. (Levels 1-3 are explained well in the Tutorial.)

  • When you have to paint houses, it doesn't matter, which color you us, except the levels, you will be told to use a special one.

  • You can't follow the Walkthrough Step by Step - to many things have to happen at the same time as upgrades, buying material, painting, repairs, etc.... The best way is to read the chapter and use the information there when playing the level.

  • While playing, you can restart every level by clicking the menu.

  • When you are at the main menu, you can replay every chapter by clicking on passport and then choose a level.

  • To get the expert-bow, you will have to do some levels more than one time. Try different strategies and use the knowledge you have learned from your first time playing (for example goals, which are told later, you can now bear in mind and already start working on before it even shows up).

  • Most times it makes sense to build first the biggest possible house, paint and upgrade it. You can then sell it and you will have the money to buy material, blueprints or lots.

  • When you want to sell a house, but there are already one or two on the market, you should make a low ball offer. They will be denied, the house goes off the market and yours will be sold by maximum amount. But be careful. When there are two or more houses of the same time on the market, it could work out and you will have a house, you didn't even want.

  • The goals in the walkthrough contain all goals, including the ones the mayors tell you later in the level

  • Certainly there are different ways to solve each level. Some depend on which lot and which houses you have at the beginning, and this can change. Also it's important which kind of houses and lots are coming onto the market, and at what time. The walkthrough can only be a guideline, no guarantee that it will work exactly the same for you.

  • As long as there is standing nothing else, the walkthrough shows the solution how I made it in expert-time. I failed with this in three levels, but will keep on trying and update it here when I find the way. If you already have the solution, please post it here to help others. :)

Levels 4 through 45 (click on spoiler to view)

Italy, Level 4 -6

Level 4

Goal: blueprint Venetian, 2 Venetians, 1 Cottage, Rent: $4.000

  1. Build a Cottage

  2. Buy in the meanwhile the blueprint of the Venetian

  3. Update the Cottage 2x

  4. Build in the meanwhile the two Venetians

  5. Upgrade one Venetian 1x

Level 5

Goal: 1 restoration, 2 Cottages with 2 stars, Rent: $6.000

  1. Restore 1 Venetian and 1 Cottage in the same time

  2. Restore the 2. Venetian and update the Cottage

  3. Buy 100 units material

  4. Wait, till the cottage for $22.500 is coming on the market and buy it

  5. Update the Venetians in the meanwhile up to 2 stars

  6. Restore the Cottage and update it up to 2 stars

Level 6

Goal: 4 painted houses, 1 Restoring, 1 Venetian, Appeal +5

  1. Build a Venetian and restore in the meanwhile the first Cottage

  2. Paint both houses and restore the second Cottage

  3. Paint the second Cottage

  4. Build a Venetian and paint it

Switzerland, Level 7 - 8

Level 7

Goal: Buy blueprint for Chalet, own 2 Chalets, own 2 painted Venetian, $150.000 (later)

  1. Buy the blueprint and build a Chalet

  2. Paint the Chalet and build a Venetian

  3. Buy 250 units material

  4. Build a second Chalet and a second Venetian

  5. Buy 150 units material and update the houses

  6. When there is none or just one other house on the market, sell one Chalet

  7. Buy a lot and build the Chalet to fulfill your goal

Level 8

Goal: Blueprint Fire Station, 1 Fire Station,  Rent: $10.000 , 1 Chalet painted teal (later)

  1. Build a Chalet, paint it and update to 3 stars

  2. Buy in the meanwhile 250 units material

  3. Buy blueprint for Fire Station

  4. Buy a lot

  5. Sell the Chalet as soon as it is ready

  6. Build a Chalet and paint it teal

  7. Buy an additional worker and buy 2500 units material

  8. Build Fire Station

  9. Update the Chalet to 1 star

  10. Build a Venetian and update to 1 star

Portugal, Level 9 -10

Level 9

Goal: Blueprint Workshop, 1 Workshop, 7 Workers, Appeal +20

  • The workshop will train your workers for half the normal price, but it will also give a negative appeal of -5 to the houses, which are standing right or left next to it. For this reason, in this level it should stand alone or having an empty lot between its and the next house.

  1. Build a Chalet, paint it and upgrade it to 3 stars

  2. While the update, paint the house you already have from the start

  3. Build a Venetian

  4. When the Chalet is ready, sell it, when there is none or only one house on the market

  5. Buy the workshop blueprint

  6. Buy 2500 units material

  7. Buy a free lot, if you don't own one

  8. Build the workshop

  9. When its done, build two Chalets and paint them

  10. Wait till you have enough money and then buy the three workers

Level 10

Goal: 2 Demolitions, 6 painted Venetians, Rent: $10.000

  1. Build a Chalet and update it to 1 star

  2. Build two Venetian and paint them

  3. Buy the house, coming up for $22.500 and tear it down

  4. Sell the Chalet, when there is none or only one other house on the market. If there is a house, you can try to get it away with a low ball offer, when you have enough money

  5. Buy the Venetian for $33.000

  6. Buy lots and tear down the non-Venetians

  7. Build the Venetians and paint them

Great Britain, Level 11

Goal: Blueprint Historic Square, build Historic Square, own 5 houses, Appeal +35

  1. Build a Chalet and upgrade to 2 stars, paint it. Sell it, when there is only one or none other houses on the market

  2. Till the selling, you should buy enough material for a workshop and build it

  3. Tear down the Cottage, you already own and build a Chalet instead. Paint and upgrade it

  4. Buy 2500 units material and the blueprint of the historic square

  5. Build the historic square between two of your painted houses to get the maximum plus for the appeal

  6. Buy houses and empty lots, till you have 5 houses.

  7. All houses have to be painted, otherwise you wont reach your appeal-goal

Italy, Level 12 - 13

Level 12

Goal: sell 1 house, build Garden Center, 5 painted Venetians, no rundown houses

  1. Restore your Chalet and tear down the Cottage, while you paint the Chalet

  2. Build the 5 Venetians and paint them

  3. Same time upgrade the Cottage to 3 stars

  4. Buy the rundown houses, coming up. Tear down the Cottages and build Venetians instead.

  5. Restore and paint the rundown Venetian

  6. Sell the Cottage, when it has 3 stars. If there is another house on the market, offer less or make a low ball offer, so it will go off the market

  7. Only accept the fully amount for your Chalet ($204.500)

  8. When its sold, buy the Garden Center - blueprint

  9. Train a worker

  10. When you are having the 5 painted Venetians, buy as much material units you need to have 1.200 units

  11. Build the Garden Center

Level 13

Goal: 1 Chalet with 3 stars, Rent: $12.000, 3 landscaped houses

  1. Build a Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 2 stars

  2. Build a second Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  3. Train a worker

  4. Sell the Chalet with the 2 stars, make a low ball offer, if there is another house on the market

  5. Sell the Chalet for $189.000

  6. Buy the max of material, you can afford

  7. Build a Garden Center

  8. Build a Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  9. Buy the Cottage, that is coming on the market

  10. Landscape all 3 houses

Ireland, Level 14 - 15

Level 14

Goal: Blueprint Dormer, 3 painted Dormer, no empty lots, $200.000

  1. Build a Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  2. As soon as you built the first one, build a second one

  3. Only buy empty lots in this level, but all of them

  4. Sell the first  as soon as it is done

  5. Is there anything else on the market, make a low ball offer to get $204.750 for your house

  6. When you sold it, buy the Dormer-blueprint

  7. Build a Dormer

  8. Buy material and sell the second Chalet also for $204.750

  9. Train an additional worker

  10. Build the two missing Dormer and paint them

  11. If you still have empty lot, build Cottages

Level 15

Goal: 1 Police Station, 1 Workshop, 2 Chalets with 3 stars, Appeal +30

  1. The services do not have any influence at the house appeal

  2. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  3. Demolish the rundown Cottage, that is standing on a single lot

  4. Build a second Dormer, paint and upgrade it

  5. Buy material and build the workshop on the single lot

  6. Sell the Dormer for $378.000 (think about the low ball offer)

  7. After the Dormer is sold, train 2 additional workers

  8. Buy the blueprint for the Police Station

  9. Build 2 Chalets, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  10. Buy the houses coming up and paint them

  11. Build Police Station

Switzerland, Level 16 - 18

Level 16

Goal: 1 Sawmill, no empty lots, 2 services, Rent: $25.000

  1. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars, sell it for $409.500

  2. Buy the Sawmill-blueprint

  3. While updating the Dormer, buy as much material as you need to build a sawmill (900)

  4. Build sawmill

  5. When its build, buy the max amount of material units

  6. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  7. Sell it for $378.000

  8. Build a workshop

  9. Train 2 additional workers. You should have at least 10 workers, so go on with training workers

  10. Buy the empty lots

  11. Build a Police Station and a Fire Station

  12. Build Dormers and Chalets, paint and upgrade to 1 star till you have your rent-goal

Level 17

Goal: 1 Workshop, 4 Inspections, 5 landscaped houses, $300.000

  1. Build a dormer, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  2. Sell it for $346.000 (think about low ball offer, if there is something else on the market)

  3. Buy material and build a workshop

  4. Restore your cottage, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  5. Train 2 additional workers

  6. Buy material and build the Garden Center

  7. When your houses have 3 stars do the inspection and landscape

  8. Landscaping and painting does not affect the inspections

  9. Buy and restore the rundown houses, update them to 1 or 2 stars, inspect and landscape them

  10. You need 6 houses in total, as you have to have 4 houses with inspection, 5 landscaped and the sixth you need to sell to get some cash

  11. When you reached all goals except the $300.000, sell a Dormer

Level 18

Goal: 1 Bank, 6 painted houses, $500.000

  1. Build right one after the other two Dormer

  2. When the second Dormer is built, paint the first one, while filling up your material to 500 units

  3. Build a sawmill

  4. Upgrade the Dormers, paint the second Dormer as well

  5. Buy empty lots

  6. When the first Dormer is painted and having 3 stars, sell it for $409.500 (think about the possibility for low ball-offers)

  7. Buy the max amount of material

  8. Buy the Bank-blueprint

  9. Train 3 additional workers

  10. Build the bank

  11. After having all empty lot, buy the Venetian and one of the Cottages, coming up

  12. Paint all houses

  13. You need at least 5 Dormer, 1 Venetian and 1 Cottage

  14. Sell a painted Dormer with 3 stars to reach the money-goal

Portugal, Level 19 - 20

Level 19

Goal:1 Historic Square, 1 Hedge Maze, Appeal +50, Rent: $30.000

  1. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade it to 1 star. Sell the house for $346.000 (low ball offer, when there is some else on the market)

  2. In the meanwhile, buy 1000 units material and build at one of the outer sides a sawmill

  3. Buy the blueprint for the Hedge Maze

  4. Buy the coming up Venetians and the lots

  5. Paint and upgrade all houses

  6. Build the Hedge Maze and the Historic Square between two painted houses each

Level 20

Goal: 1 GardenCenter, 1 Landmark, 6 landscaped houses

  1. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  2. Sell it for $378.000 (remember the low ball offer, if needed)

  3. Train an additional worker

  4. Buy the rundown houses, restore and paint them

  5. Buy material and build the Garden Center

  6. Start at once with landscaping your houses

  7. Build a Historic Square

  8. If you do not have 6 houses by now, buy an empty lot, build a Cottage and landscape it

Spain, Level 21 - 22

Level 21

Goal: 3 Haciendas with 3 stars, 4 painted Venetians, 5 empty lots

  1. Build 2 Dormers one after the other and sell them at once without painting or upgrading

  2. Make, with low ball offers, sure, that you get $300.000 each

  3. Fill up your material units to 900 units and build a sawmill

  4. Buy the blueprint for the Hacienda

  5. When the sawmill is ready, buy the max amount of material

  6. Train 2 additional workers

  7. Build the 3 Haciendas

  8. Buy the upcoming cheap houses, tear down the the rundown ones

  9. With the others wait, till they need a repair and then tear them down

  10. Restore the rundown Venetian and paint it

  11. Paint the other Venetian

  12. Upgrade in the meanwhile the Haciendas

  13. Build two more Venetians and paint them

  14. Buy a stock of material and tear down the sawmill

  15. Buy the upcoming houses and tear the houses down, till you have 5 empty lots

Level 22

Goal: 1 Post Office, 12 painted houses, $1.000.000

  1. Train 2 additional workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and upgrade to 1 star. Sell it

  3. Fill up your material units to 900 and build a sawmill

  4. When its done, build the max amount of material

  5. Build a workshop

  6. Build a Hacienda

  7. Train 7 additional workers

  8. Buy upcoming lots

  9. Buy the blueprint for the Post Office

  10. Build over all 3 Haciendas, one of them has to have 3 stars

  11. Paint all houses

  12. Build the Post Office

  13. From now on only build Cottages or Venetians, that goes faster and you can build more in the same time

  14. Paint all houses

  15. Overall you need 13 painted houses, then sell the Hacienda with 3 stars to reach your million-goal

England, Level 23

Goal: 2 services, Appeal +60, Rent: $60.000

  • When you need a high appeal, it always make sense to work with landmarks. Services do not affect the appeal at all, so in this level you should have have beside them also two landmarks to higher the appeal of your houses. All houses have to be paint

  1. Train 2 additional workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and update to 1 star

  3. Sell it for $693.000 (don't forget about low ball-offer, if needed)

  4. Fill up your material units to 900 and build a sawmill

  5. Buy the max units of material

  6. Train 3 additional workers

  7. Build at least 2 Haciendas, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars

  8. Build the rundown houses. Tear down the Cottages build Dormers and Chalets instead

  9. Restore Venetians, paint and upgrade to 1 - 2 stars

  10. Build two landmarks between two painted houses each

  11. Build a Post Office, as this brings a little cash from time to time, and a Fire Station or Police Office

  12. Buy a stock of material and tear it down after

  13. When you need money, sell a Hacienda or Dormer with 3 stars

  14. Upgrade your house, till you have the asked rental income

Ireland, Level 24 - 26

Level 24

Goal: 1 Workshop, 5 painted Haciendas, 4 landscaped Dormers, $1.000.000 (comes up later)

  1. Train 2 additional workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While painting the Hacienda and upgrade to 1 star, fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. Sell the Hacienda for $693.000

  4. As soon as sawmill is done, build a workshop and train 3 additional workers

  5. You should have at least 14 workers in this level

  6. Build 5 Haciendas, paint and upgrade them

  7. Make inspections, otherwise you will waste a lot of money by repairing the houses

  8. Build a Garden Center and landscape the houses

  9. Always buy the max amount of material

  10. Buy rundown houses

  11. Restore the Dormers, paint and landscape them

  12. Tear down the smaller houses and build Haciendas instead

  13. As you have to do a lot multi-tasking in this level, you should have a look at the money&goal tab to see how you are doing and what you still need to reach your goal

  14. Upgrade all houses to 3 stars, like this you will reach your Million-goal in time

Level 25

Goal: 1 Hedge Maze, Appeal +80, Rent: $75.000

  1. Train 2 workers and build an Hacienda

  2. Buy 500 units material

  3. Paint and upgrade the Hacienda to 1 star

  4. Build a sawmill, if possible on a lot at the side

  5. Sell the Hacienda for at least $658.000 or better

  6. Build a Workshop, if possible on a double-lot or at the side

  7. Train 3 additional workers

  8. Build Haciendas, buy rundown houses or empty lots

  9. Upgrade your houses, paint and inspect them

  10. Build a Garden Center and landscape your houses

  11. Build a Hedge Maze and a Historic Square between two houses each

  12. You need at least 6 painted and landscaped houses, two of them have to be Haciendas with 3 stars

Level 26

Goal: 1 Post Office, 8 Inspections, Rent: $120.000, 2 Venetians with 3 stars (comes up later)

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. Paint and upgrade it to 1 star

  3. In the meanwhile fill up your material to 900 units

  4. Sell the Hacienda for at least $658.000 or better

  5. Buy the max amount of material and build a workshop

  6. Build Haciendas, paint and upgrade them, do the inspections

  7. Train additional workers till you have at least 12

  8. Buy the both Venetians, as soon as they come up, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars. The order about this goal comes so late, that the expert time is nearly not to manage, if you don't have them before

  9. Build the Post Office as soon as possible. Its always good for a little extra money

  10. Buy lots and houses, tear down Cottages and build Chalets or Dormers

  11. To reach the rent goal, you should have at the end at least:

    • 4 Haciendas (3 stars and painted)

    • 2 Venetians (3 stars and painted)

    • 2 Chalets and 1 Dormer (2 stars and painted)

Germany, Level 27 - 29

Level 27

Goal: 4 Chalets with 3 stars, no empty lots, Appeal +35

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While painting and upgrading to 1 star, fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. Sell the Hacienda vor $693.000

  4. From now on only build Chalets

  5. Buy the max amount of material

  6. Build Chalets, paint and upgrade them to 2 stars. You don't need 3 stars, that will only cost to much time and money

  7. Train 2 additional workers

  8. Build the two landmarks between 2 houses each

  9. You need at least 8 painted houses and the two landmarks to reach the appeal goal

Level 28

Goal: 1 Hospital, no house with negative appeal, $2.000.000, 5 houses (comes up later)

  • no house with negative appeal does not mean that they have to have appeal. If they do not have any at all is also ok

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While upgrading the Hacienda with 1 star, fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. Sell the Hacienda for $600.000

  4. Buy the max amount of material and build Haciendas

  5. Buy the blueprint for the hospital

  6. You have to buy all rundown houses

  7. Paint the Haciendas and upgrade to three stars

  8. Build the hospital

  9. Go on building Haciendas or restore and upgrade the houses you buy

  10. You need five houses, that can be small ones, the Haciendas you need to sell to reach your 2 Million goal

  11. When you are at around $850.000 cash, buy once again the max amount of material and tear down the sawmill. You can start with tearing down as soon as you gave the order, it will be done. Tearing down will take away the negative appeal and gives you a lot for a small house

  12. Sell 2 Haciendas to get the money goal

Level 29

Goal: 3 Services, Appeal +75, Rent: $150.000

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While painting and upgrading to 1 star, fill up your material to 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. If you have the possibility to build the sawmill on a single lot, do so. Otherwise you will have to tear it down at the end of the game

  4. Sell the Hacienda for $658.000 - $693.000

  5. Buy the max amount of material and build a Hacienda

  6. Try to only buy the little houses at the beginning. Let them stand, till they need to be repaired and tear them down then

  7. Build Haciendas and Dormers, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  8. Build the services on the outer lots, start with the Post Office, this gives you a little extra cash from time to time

  9. You will need two landmarks, build them between two painted houses

  10. You will have to buy all houses to make your rent goal

  11. Sell one Hacienda with 3 stars when you are short in money

  12. All houses have to be painted and upgrade to at least 2, better 3 stars

England, Level 30

Goal: 1 Clock Tower, 5 Dormer with 3 stars, Appeal +80

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  3. In the meanwhile fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  4. If there is a possibility to build it on a single lot, do so, if not build it on an outer parcel

  5. Sell the Hacienda for $693.000

  6. Train 2 additional workers

  7. Build 5 Dormers, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  8. Buy the blueprint for the Clock Tower and build it between two painted houses

  9. Build a Hedge Maze between two painted houses

  10. When you do have enough material, you can decide, if you tear your sawmill down (will higher your appeal +5) or build another house and paint it

Switzerland, Level 31

Goal: 3 Landmarks, 3 Services, 1 Bank, $5.000.000

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and upgrade to 1 star

  3. In the meanwhile fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  4. Sell the Hacienda for $693.000

  5. Train 2 more workers

  6. Build Haciendas, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  7. You should have to the end at least 4 Haciendas

  8. Build a Bank and a Post Office

  9. Build three Landmarks

  10. When you are missing only one service or one landmark, start selling your houses

  11. Sell the houses one after the other to not dump the prize

  12. When another house is coming on the market, make a low ball offer to make sure, you will always get the highest prize for your houses

France, Level 32 - 33

Level 32

Goal: 1 landscaped Chateau, 1 Post Office, Rent: $200.000, 2 landscaped
Venetians (comes up later)

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda and sell it at once for $600.000

  3. Build a sawmill

  4. Restore your Venetian

  5. Build the max amount of material

  6. Buy the Venetian, that is coming up

  7. Paint and upgrade both Venetians to 3 stars

  8. Build a Hacienda

  9. Train 3 additional workers

  10. Buy the small houses, when they come up and tear them down, when they need to be repaired

  11. Build 3 Haciendas, 2 Venetians and the Post Office

  12. When all is painted and upgraded to 3 stars, sell one of the Haciendas

  13. Buy the Chateau - blueprint

  14. Build a Chateau

  15. Build a Garden Center and landscape all your houses

  16. While the last house is being landscaped, tear down the Garden Center again

  17. Buy as much material as you can afford

  18. Build 3 more Chateaus, paint and upgrade 1 to 3 stars, 2 to 2 stars

  19. You also should have 2 landscaped Venetian with 3 stars and 2 landscaped Haciendas with 3 stars, all painted

Level 33

Goal: 10 painted houses, 2 Landmarks, Appeal +150, 3 Chateaus (coming up later)

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda and sell it at once for $600.000

  3. Build a sawmill and buy the max amount of material

  4. Train 3 additional workers

  5. Build 2 Chateaus and paint them, you dont have to upgrade them

  6. Always buy the max amount of material

  7. Build a Garden Center and landscape the houses

  8. Build the small and rundown houses, tear them down and build 2 more Chateaus

  9. Paint the Chateaus

  10. Make sure, that there is room for a landmark between two painted houses

  11. Build the landmarks

  12. You need all three landmarks to reach your appeal goal

  13. After having 4 Chateaus your income is high enough. Build smaller houses or restore them

  14. When you have 7 landscaped houses, tear down the Garden Center

  15. Buy a last time the max amount of material and tear down the sawmill

  16. Buy or build houses, till you have 10

  17. When you are short in money, sell one Chateau

Ireland, Level 34 - 35

Level 34

Goal: 1 Chateau on Premier-lot, 20 workers, 4 Dormer with 3 stars, $6.000.000

  1. Tear down a rundown Venetian or Cottage

  2. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  3. Restore your Dormer

  4. Sell the Hacienda at once

  5. You will only get $570.000, as there is a rundown Dormer on a premier lot coming on the market. Buy it

  6. Buy 1000 units of material and build a sawmill

  7. Train 3 additional workers

  8. Buy the max. amount of material

  9. Build a workshop

  10. Train 3 additional workers

  11. Click the workshop and build the efficiency vor the workers. They will build double as fast

  12. Upgrade the Premium-Dormer and paint it

  13. Upgrade the other Dormer

  14. Buy the small houses and tear them down

  15. Build a Chateau, paint and upgrade it

  16. Sell the Chateau to get some cash

  17. Buy the premier-Venetian as soon as it is coming on the market

  18. Tear it down and build a Chateau instead. Upgrade and make the inspection

  19. Build more Chateaus, paint and upgrade

  20. Train additional workers

  21. Build 2 Dormers, upgrade and make the inspection

  22. When you have the four Dormers, start to sell your Chateaus

  23. Sell only one in time, if there is another house coming on the market, make a low ball offer to get it off the market

  24. Beside the Chateau on the premier lot, that you need to reach the goal, you need a least 3 Chateaus

  25. Take care about the other houses, send police, doctor or fire service as soon as it comes up, or it can happen that you miss the expert time because one of the houses is not ready yet

Level 35

Goal: 2 Dormer on Premier-lots, 4 Services, Appeal +100, Rent: $300.000

  1. Restore the Dormer, paint and upgrade to 1 star. Sell it

  2. In the meanwhile tear down the Cottage and build a sawmill

  3. Tear down the Venetian, train 2 additional workers and build a Hacienda

  4. Buy the cheaper one of the two premier-lots as soon as it is coming on the market and tear down the Cottages, when it needs a repair

  5. Build a Dormer instead of the Cottage

  6. Buy the smaller houses, tear them down as soon as they need to be repaired

  7. Build Chateaus

  8. Upgrade the first Chateau to 3 stars and sell it (don't forget about the possibility from low ball offer)

  9. Buy the efficiency training for the workers

  10. Build Post Office, Police, Fire Station and Hospital

  11. Build the landmarks between two painted houses each

  12. Buy a stock of material (you should have around 8.000 - 10.000 units) and tear down the sawmill

  13. To reach the rent goal you'll need at least:

    • 4 Chateaus

    • 2 Haciendas

    • 2 Dormers on premier lots

    • All of them painted and upgraded to 3 stars

  14. Have an eye at the appeal. If it does not work out, buy houses, which are rundown or not painted

  15. If you have problems, getting this level in expert time because of the appeal, then come back later and do it again, when you have the Sculpture Garden

Spain, Level 36

Goal: 7 Haciendas with 3 stars, 2 banks, $10.000.000, no houses with negative appeal (comes up later)

  1. The banks are having a negative appeal at the houses next to them. So build them at the side next to each other and leave the next lot free before you build a house

  2. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda and sell it at once

  3. Buy 100 units material and build a sawmill

  4. Buy the max amount of material and build a Hacienda. Paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  5. If there is now coming up one of the smaller premier lots, buy it. Don't do any till the house need to be repaired or you need the lot

  6. Build a workshop and train 3 additional worker

  7. Buy the efficiency for the workers

  8. Build a Chateau on the premier lot

  9. Sell the Hacienda

  10. Train additional workers. You will need 16 - 20 workers in this level

  11. Build the 7 Haciendas, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars. Make the inspections

  12. Buy all Premier lots and build Chateaus there

  13. Make sure, that you buy all rundown houses. Restore or tear them down

  14. Tear down the workshop, make sure you have enough material and tear down your sawmill

  15. When the time goes to the end, start selling your Chateaus, till you reach your goal

Italy, Level 37

Goal: 3 Venetians, 2 Services, Appeal +50

  1. In this level its important, where you build what. It depends a bit.

  2. The best result I had with:

    • Right side on top: right and left a house, the Tower Clock goes in the middle

    • Left side on top: Venetian on the Premier Lot

    • Right side bottom: Dormer and Fire Station

    • Left side bottom: Venetian and Post Office

  3. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade to 3 stars. Sell it

  4. Buy the Premier lots, tear down the houses

  5. Build three Venetian and paint them. Do not upgrade them, you need the material

  6. Build both services, doesnt matter which one you choose

France, Level 38 (no expert time)

Goal:14 Chateaus with 3 stars, 30 Workers, a Scupture Garden, Appeal +100 (comes up later)

  1. Tear down the cottage and build a workshop

  2. Train 2 workers

  3. Restore the Hacienda, paint and upgrade with the material you have and sell it

  4. Tear down the rundown houses, except the Chateau

  5. Buy the efficiency training. You will need it from the beginning, otherwise the level is not to do

  6. Build a sawmill

  7. Buy the max amount of material and restore the castle

  8. Train additional workers. Do this continuously, depending on your cash, until you have the 30 workers

  9. Upgrade the Chateau to 3 stars, paint and sell it

  10. Buy houses, tear them down and build Castles instead

  11. Buy the blueprint of the Sculpture Garden and build it between two Chateaus

  12. Paint and upgrade your Chateaus to 3 stars. Make inspections

  13. Be concentrated, as you always should have all 30 workers on work

  14. I miss the time always just about a few seconds, so Im sure, it is working

Germany, Level 39

Goal: 16 painted Chalets, $12.000.000

  1. Buy in this level all lots, as soon as they do come up

  2. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda. Sell it

  3. Build a sawmill and a workshop

  4. Train 3 additional workers and build a Chateau

  5. Build overall 8 Chateaus

  6. All Chateaus have to be painted and upgraded to 3 stars. Dont forget the inspections

  7. Buy the Effektivity Training as soon as you can afford it

  8. You need at least 15 workers

  9. As soon as you are done with the Chateaus, start building the
    Chalets

  10. Buy back the Hacienda, wait till it needs to be repaired and tear it down. Build a Chalet instead

  11. All Chalets need to be painted and upgraded to 3 stars, inspect them

  12. When there are no more lot, build a stock of material from about 3.000 units

  13. Tear down the sawmill and build a Chalet instead

  14. Tear down your Chateaus, one after the other and build Chalets instead.

  15. All Chalets need to be painted and upgraded to 3 stars, inspect them

  16. At last, tear down your workshop and build the last Chalet

Greece, Level 40 - 45

Level 40

Goal: 5 landscaped Chateaus , 5 painted Haciendas, 5 Dormers with 3 stars, 2 Landmarks

  1. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda and sell it at once

  2. Build a sawmill

  3. Buy material and build a workshop

  4. Train 3 additional workers and buy the Effectitivity Training

  5. Buy the smaller Premier lots, when offered

  6. Build 2 Chateaus

  7. Build a Garden Center

  8. Paint, landscape and upgrade the Chateaus, make the inspections

  9. Build 3 more Chateaus, but just landscape and inspect them

  10. Tear down the Garden Center

  11. Build and buy the houses you need

  12. Tear down sawmill and workshop

  13. Build the landmarks

Level 41

Goal: 11 white houses, 1 Clock Tower, 2 Services

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda. Sell it at once

  2. Buy 1.000 units of material and build a sawmill

  3. Tear down the Venetian, buy material and build a workshop

  4. Train 2 more workers, buy the efficiency Training

  5. If the Premier lot for $90.000 is already coming up, buy it and build your first Chateau there, if not, buy a lot with a smaller house, tear it down and build the Chateau

  6. Paint it white and upgrade to 3 stars, make inspection

  7. After every upgrade you should wait, till the rent is coming in to get some cash

  8. Tear down bought Venetians, Cottages or Chalets

  9. Restore, paint white and upgrade the Chateaus and Haciendas

  10. Inspect all houses

  11. Train 5 additional workers

  12. Build early the 2 services. Don't choose the Post Office. In this level you will need the Fire department, the Police and the Hospital a lot, so choose between them, that helps a little bit

  13. Build the Clock Tower only next to your own houses. You need to have all houses in this level, this is expensive. When you build the Clock Tower to early next to house, you do not own yet, you will have to pay more for the house later

  14. When you are short in money, sell one of the Chateaus. You can buy it back later or tear down your sawmill at the end, to get the last house

  15. At the end you should have at least:

    • 2 Services

    • Clock Tower

    • 5 Chateaus, including the one on the premier lot, 4 of them should have 3 stars, 1 with 1 star

    • 4 Haciendas, 1 with 3 stars, 1 with 2 stars, 1 with 1 star, one without everything

    • 2 Dormer, 1 with 3 and one with 2 stars

  16. Of course all houses have to be painted white

Level 42

Goal: 1 Workshop, 1 Sawmill, Appeal +200, $20.000.000 (comes up later)

  1. Restore the Dormer, paint and upgrade to 1 star, sell it

  2. While upgrading, build a workshop

  3. Fill up your materials to 900 units and build a sawmill

  4. Buy material, buy efficiency Training, train 5 additional workers

  5. Build a Chateau

  6. Paint and upgrade it to 3 stars and sell

  7. Buy the small houses first, tear down everything whats smaller than Hacienda or Chateau

  8. Only build Chateaus

  9. Build a Garden Center and landscape all houses

  10. Train additional workers, you will need at least 20

  11. When you have 4 Chateaus, start selling them one after the other, while you buy in the same time lot, upgrade Haciendas, paint, landscape and build Chateaus

  12. Build the Sculpture Garden and the Clock Tower

  13. Sell all houses, one after the other to not drop down the prices. Start with the Haciendas, so you will have the higher rental income of the Chateaus a little longer

  14. Shortly before the end, tear down the Garden Center to higher your appeal

  15. When you dont have enough money wait one rent-periode before you sell the last Chateau

Level 43

Goal: 6 white cottages, 5 white Venetians, 4 white Haciendas, Rent: $145.000

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda, paint white and upgrade to 1 star. Sellt it

  2. You should get the best prize ($693.000), take advantage of the low ball offer, when there is another house on the market

  3. Fill up your material to 900 units and build a sawmill

  4. Buy the max amount of material and build a Hacienda on one of your Premier lots

  5. All Haciendas have to be build on the Premier lots, painted white, upgraded with 3 stars and having an inspection

  6. While upgrading the Hacienda, build a workshop, train 3 additional workers and buy the efficiency Training

  7. Start buying the other houses, start with the smaller ones

  8. Tear them down, build the Venetians and the Cottages

  9. All houses, except the last 2 need to be painted, upgraded to 3 stars and should be inspected

  10. When you have 2 Venetians, buy the max amount of material and tear down your sawmill

  11. Tear down the workshop as late as possible

Level 44

Goal: No houses with negative Appeal, no empty lots, 2 Banks, Rent: $600.000

  • At the end, you should have in the sawmill, workshop and the two banks, all next to each other in one row, followed by a Hedge Maze and then the Premier lot. Which row you choose does not matter

  • All other lots need to have a 3 star painted Chateau. This seems to be the only possibility to reach the rent goal

  1. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda, upgrade to 1 star and sell it

  2. In the meanwhile fill up your material to 900 units and build a sawmill

  3. Buy the max amount of material and build a workshop

  4. Train 3 additional workers, buy the efficiency Training and build a Chateau

  5. Upgrade the Chateau to 3 stars, paint and make the inspection

  6. Train additional workers, you need at least 20

  7. Build Chateaus, paint and upgrade till you reach your goal

  8. Build the banks

Level 45 (not in expert time)

Goal: 4 Services, 4 Landmarks, $25.000.000, Appeal +250

  • In this level, its important to have an overview, what has to be build where

  • In the upper row you should have the four services next to each other (and build at last), followed by house - landmark - house

  • In the middle row build in the order: house - landmark - house - landmark- house - landmark - house

  • In the bottom row you only build Chateaus

  • All houses have to be Chateaus, painted, upgraded with 3 stars and most of them landscaped

  • Take a good look at the map before and build sawmill, workshop and garden center on parcels, you will build services and landmarks later

  1. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda, upgrade to 1 star and sell it

  2. Build a sawmill

  3. Buy the max amount of material and build a workshop

  4. Buy the Effektivity Training

  5. Build a Chateau, paint and upgrade, make the inspection

  6. Train more workers, you will need 25 - 30 in this level

  7. Build the garden center

  8. Build the Chateaus on the Premier lots as soon as possible

  9. Landscape all Chateaus

  10. When all Premier lots are having Chateaus, start selling the Chateaus on the normal lots

  11. Start building the landmarks, that highers the prize, when you sell the Chateaus

  12. Tear down the Garden Center, when you need the lot

  13. Build the services

  14. Fill up your material and tear down the saw mill

  15. Tear down the workshop as last building, as you need the speed as long as possible

84 Comments

Yes Build A Lot 3 is an excellent game. I've completed all 45 levels. Unable to get expert in the last 6 levels though. Has anyone been able to do this? If so would appreciate some hints/advice.

Uhh, JohnB? Wasn't this posted a few games ago?

Check it out Reece. The review is what's new. ;)

If you look at some of the all-time scores, someone has found cheats or program alterations to do the final levels in five minutes or less. It just isn't possible to start with no blueprints, few workers and materials, then create fifty million dollars and over a hundred curb appeal in less than five minutes. The online scores should be limited to the original program or split up for those using the program as it is delivered.

Build-a-lot 3 Walkthrough
General notes

  • The Walkthrough starts with Level 4. (Levels 1-3 are explained well in the Tutorial.)

  • When you have to paint houses, it doesn't matter, which color you us, except the levels, you will be told to use a special one.

  • You can't follow the Walkthrough Step by Step - to many things have to happen at the same time as upgrades, buying material, painting, repairs, etc.... The best way is to read the chapter and use the information there when playing the level.

  • While playing, you can restart every level by clicking the menu.

  • When you are at the main menu, you can replay every chapter by clicking on passport and then choose a level.

  • To get the expert-bow, you will have to do some levels more than one time. Try different strategies and use the knowledge you have learned from your first time playing (for example goals, which are told later, you can now bear in mind and already start working on before it even shows up).

  • Most times it makes sense to build first the biggest possible house, paint and upgrade it. You can then sell it and you will have the money to buy material, blueprints or lots.

  • When you want to sell a house, but there are already one or two on the market, you should make a low ball offer. They will be denied, the house goes off the market and yours will be sold by maximum amount. But be careful. When there are two or more houses of the same time on the market, it could work out and you will have a house, you didn't even want.

  • The goals in the walkthrough contain all goals, including the ones the mayors tell you later in the level

  • Certainly there are different ways to solve each level. Some depend on which lot and which houses you have at the beginning, and this can change. Also it's important which kind of houses and lots are coming onto the market, and at what time. The walkthrough can only be a guideline, no guarantee that it will work exactly the same for you.

  • As long as there is standing nothing else, the walkthrough shows the solution how I made it in expert-time. I failed with this in three levels, but will keep on trying and update it here when I find the way. If you already have the solution, please post it here to help others. :)

Levels 4 through 45 (click on spoiler to view)

Italy, Level 4 -6

Level 4

Goal: blueprint Venetian, 2 Venetians, 1 Cottage, Rent: $4.000

  1. Build a Cottage

  2. Buy in the meanwhile the blueprint of the Venetian

  3. Update the Cottage 2x

  4. Build in the meanwhile the two Venetians

  5. Upgrade one Venetian 1x

Level 5

Goal: 1 restoration, 2 Cottages with 2 stars, Rent: $6.000

  1. Restore 1 Venetian and 1 Cottage in the same time

  2. Restore the 2. Venetian and update the Cottage

  3. Buy 100 units material

  4. Wait, till the cottage for $22.500 is coming on the market and buy it

  5. Update the Venetians in the meanwhile up to 2 stars

  6. Restore the Cottage and update it up to 2 stars

Level 6

Goal: 4 painted houses, 1 Restoring, 1 Venetian, Appeal +5

  1. Build a Venetian and restore in the meanwhile the first Cottage

  2. Paint both houses and restore the second Cottage

  3. Paint the second Cottage

  4. Build a Venetian and paint it

Switzerland, Level 7 - 8

Level 7

Goal: Buy blueprint for Chalet, own 2 Chalets, own 2 painted Venetian, $150.000 (later)

  1. Buy the blueprint and build a Chalet

  2. Paint the Chalet and build a Venetian

  3. Buy 250 units material

  4. Build a second Chalet and a second Venetian

  5. Buy 150 units material and update the houses

  6. When there is none or just one other house on the market, sell one Chalet

  7. Buy a lot and build the Chalet to fulfill your goal

Level 8

Goal: Blueprint Fire Station, 1 Fire Station,  Rent: $10.000 , 1 Chalet painted teal (later)

  1. Build a Chalet, paint it and update to 3 stars

  2. Buy in the meanwhile 250 units material

  3. Buy blueprint for Fire Station

  4. Buy a lot

  5. Sell the Chalet as soon as it is ready

  6. Build a Chalet and paint it teal

  7. Buy an additional worker and buy 2500 units material

  8. Build Fire Station

  9. Update the Chalet to 1 star

  10. Build a Venetian and update to 1 star

Portugal, Level 9 -10

Level 9

Goal: Blueprint Workshop, 1 Workshop, 7 Workers, Appeal +20

  • The workshop will train your workers for half the normal price, but it will also give a negative appeal of -5 to the houses, which are standing right or left next to it. For this reason, in this level it should stand alone or having an empty lot between its and the next house.

  1. Build a Chalet, paint it and upgrade it to 3 stars

  2. While the update, paint the house you already have from the start

  3. Build a Venetian

  4. When the Chalet is ready, sell it, when there is none or only one house on the market

  5. Buy the workshop blueprint

  6. Buy 2500 units material

  7. Buy a free lot, if you don't own one

  8. Build the workshop

  9. When its done, build two Chalets and paint them

  10. Wait till you have enough money and then buy the three workers

Level 10

Goal: 2 Demolitions, 6 painted Venetians, Rent: $10.000

  1. Build a Chalet and update it to 1 star

  2. Build two Venetian and paint them

  3. Buy the house, coming up for $22.500 and tear it down

  4. Sell the Chalet, when there is none or only one other house on the market. If there is a house, you can try to get it away with a low ball offer, when you have enough money

  5. Buy the Venetian for $33.000

  6. Buy lots and tear down the non-Venetians

  7. Build the Venetians and paint them

Great Britain, Level 11

Goal: Blueprint Historic Square, build Historic Square, own 5 houses, Appeal +35

  1. Build a Chalet and upgrade to 2 stars, paint it. Sell it, when there is only one or none other houses on the market

  2. Till the selling, you should buy enough material for a workshop and build it

  3. Tear down the Cottage, you already own and build a Chalet instead. Paint and upgrade it

  4. Buy 2500 units material and the blueprint of the historic square

  5. Build the historic square between two of your painted houses to get the maximum plus for the appeal

  6. Buy houses and empty lots, till you have 5 houses.

  7. All houses have to be painted, otherwise you wont reach your appeal-goal

Italy, Level 12 - 13

Level 12

Goal: sell 1 house, build Garden Center, 5 painted Venetians, no rundown houses

  1. Restore your Chalet and tear down the Cottage, while you paint the Chalet

  2. Build the 5 Venetians and paint them

  3. Same time upgrade the Cottage to 3 stars

  4. Buy the rundown houses, coming up. Tear down the Cottages and build Venetians instead.

  5. Restore and paint the rundown Venetian

  6. Sell the Cottage, when it has 3 stars. If there is another house on the market, offer less or make a low ball offer, so it will go off the market

  7. Only accept the fully amount for your Chalet ($204.500)

  8. When its sold, buy the Garden Center - blueprint

  9. Train a worker

  10. When you are having the 5 painted Venetians, buy as much material units you need to have 1.200 units

  11. Build the Garden Center

Level 13

Goal: 1 Chalet with 3 stars, Rent: $12.000, 3 landscaped houses

  1. Build a Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 2 stars

  2. Build a second Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  3. Train a worker

  4. Sell the Chalet with the 2 stars, make a low ball offer, if there is another house on the market

  5. Sell the Chalet for $189.000

  6. Buy the max of material, you can afford

  7. Build a Garden Center

  8. Build a Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  9. Buy the Cottage, that is coming on the market

  10. Landscape all 3 houses

Ireland, Level 14 - 15

Level 14

Goal: Blueprint Dormer, 3 painted Dormer, no empty lots, $200.000

  1. Build a Chalet, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  2. As soon as you built the first one, build a second one

  3. Only buy empty lots in this level, but all of them

  4. Sell the first  as soon as it is done

  5. Is there anything else on the market, make a low ball offer to get $204.750 for your house

  6. When you sold it, buy the Dormer-blueprint

  7. Build a Dormer

  8. Buy material and sell the second Chalet also for $204.750

  9. Train an additional worker

  10. Build the two missing Dormer and paint them

  11. If you still have empty lot, build Cottages

Level 15

Goal: 1 Police Station, 1 Workshop, 2 Chalets with 3 stars, Appeal +30

  1. The services do not have any influence at the house appeal

  2. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars

  3. Demolish the rundown Cottage, that is standing on a single lot

  4. Build a second Dormer, paint and upgrade it

  5. Buy material and build the workshop on the single lot

  6. Sell the Dormer for $378.000 (think about the low ball offer)

  7. After the Dormer is sold, train 2 additional workers

  8. Buy the blueprint for the Police Station

  9. Build 2 Chalets, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  10. Buy the houses coming up and paint them

  11. Build Police Station

Switzerland, Level 16 - 18

Level 16

Goal: 1 Sawmill, no empty lots, 2 services, Rent: $25.000

  1. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade it to 3 stars, sell it for $409.500

  2. Buy the Sawmill-blueprint

  3. While updating the Dormer, buy as much material as you need to build a sawmill (900)

  4. Build sawmill

  5. When its build, buy the max amount of material units

  6. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  7. Sell it for $378.000

  8. Build a workshop

  9. Train 2 additional workers. You should have at least 10 workers, so go on with training workers

  10. Buy the empty lots

  11. Build a Police Station and a Fire Station

  12. Build Dormers and Chalets, paint and upgrade to 1 star till you have your rent-goal

Level 17

Goal: 1 Workshop, 4 Inspections, 5 landscaped houses, $300.000

  1. Build a dormer, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  2. Sell it for $346.000 (think about low ball offer, if there is something else on the market)

  3. Buy material and build a workshop

  4. Restore your cottage, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  5. Train 2 additional workers

  6. Buy material and build the Garden Center

  7. When your houses have 3 stars do the inspection and landscape

  8. Landscaping and painting does not affect the inspections

  9. Buy and restore the rundown houses, update them to 1 or 2 stars, inspect and landscape them

  10. You need 6 houses in total, as you have to have 4 houses with inspection, 5 landscaped and the sixth you need to sell to get some cash

  11. When you reached all goals except the $300.000, sell a Dormer

Level 18

Goal: 1 Bank, 6 painted houses, $500.000

  1. Build right one after the other two Dormer

  2. When the second Dormer is built, paint the first one, while filling up your material to 500 units

  3. Build a sawmill

  4. Upgrade the Dormers, paint the second Dormer as well

  5. Buy empty lots

  6. When the first Dormer is painted and having 3 stars, sell it for $409.500 (think about the possibility for low ball-offers)

  7. Buy the max amount of material

  8. Buy the Bank-blueprint

  9. Train 3 additional workers

  10. Build the bank

  11. After having all empty lot, buy the Venetian and one of the Cottages, coming up

  12. Paint all houses

  13. You need at least 5 Dormer, 1 Venetian and 1 Cottage

  14. Sell a painted Dormer with 3 stars to reach the money-goal

Portugal, Level 19 - 20

Level 19

Goal:1 Historic Square, 1 Hedge Maze, Appeal +50, Rent: $30.000

  1. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade it to 1 star. Sell the house for $346.000 (low ball offer, when there is some else on the market)

  2. In the meanwhile, buy 1000 units material and build at one of the outer sides a sawmill

  3. Buy the blueprint for the Hedge Maze

  4. Buy the coming up Venetians and the lots

  5. Paint and upgrade all houses

  6. Build the Hedge Maze and the Historic Square between two painted houses each

Level 20

Goal: 1 GardenCenter, 1 Landmark, 6 landscaped houses

  1. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  2. Sell it for $378.000 (remember the low ball offer, if needed)

  3. Train an additional worker

  4. Buy the rundown houses, restore and paint them

  5. Buy material and build the Garden Center

  6. Start at once with landscaping your houses

  7. Build a Historic Square

  8. If you do not have 6 houses by now, buy an empty lot, build a Cottage and landscape it

Spain, Level 21 - 22

Level 21

Goal: 3 Haciendas with 3 stars, 4 painted Venetians, 5 empty lots

  1. Build 2 Dormers one after the other and sell them at once without painting or upgrading

  2. Make, with low ball offers, sure, that you get $300.000 each

  3. Fill up your material units to 900 units and build a sawmill

  4. Buy the blueprint for the Hacienda

  5. When the sawmill is ready, buy the max amount of material

  6. Train 2 additional workers

  7. Build the 3 Haciendas

  8. Buy the upcoming cheap houses, tear down the the rundown ones

  9. With the others wait, till they need a repair and then tear them down

  10. Restore the rundown Venetian and paint it

  11. Paint the other Venetian

  12. Upgrade in the meanwhile the Haciendas

  13. Build two more Venetians and paint them

  14. Buy a stock of material and tear down the sawmill

  15. Buy the upcoming houses and tear the houses down, till you have 5 empty lots

Level 22

Goal: 1 Post Office, 12 painted houses, $1.000.000

  1. Train 2 additional workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and upgrade to 1 star. Sell it

  3. Fill up your material units to 900 and build a sawmill

  4. When its done, build the max amount of material

  5. Build a workshop

  6. Build a Hacienda

  7. Train 7 additional workers

  8. Buy upcoming lots

  9. Buy the blueprint for the Post Office

  10. Build over all 3 Haciendas, one of them has to have 3 stars

  11. Paint all houses

  12. Build the Post Office

  13. From now on only build Cottages or Venetians, that goes faster and you can build more in the same time

  14. Paint all houses

  15. Overall you need 13 painted houses, then sell the Hacienda with 3 stars to reach your million-goal

England, Level 23

Goal: 2 services, Appeal +60, Rent: $60.000

  • When you need a high appeal, it always make sense to work with landmarks. Services do not affect the appeal at all, so in this level you should have have beside them also two landmarks to higher the appeal of your houses. All houses have to be paint

  1. Train 2 additional workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and update to 1 star

  3. Sell it for $693.000 (don't forget about low ball-offer, if needed)

  4. Fill up your material units to 900 and build a sawmill

  5. Buy the max units of material

  6. Train 3 additional workers

  7. Build at least 2 Haciendas, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars

  8. Build the rundown houses. Tear down the Cottages build Dormers and Chalets instead

  9. Restore Venetians, paint and upgrade to 1 - 2 stars

  10. Build two landmarks between two painted houses each

  11. Build a Post Office, as this brings a little cash from time to time, and a Fire Station or Police Office

  12. Buy a stock of material and tear it down after

  13. When you need money, sell a Hacienda or Dormer with 3 stars

  14. Upgrade your house, till you have the asked rental income

Ireland, Level 24 - 26

Level 24

Goal: 1 Workshop, 5 painted Haciendas, 4 landscaped Dormers, $1.000.000 (comes up later)

  1. Train 2 additional workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While painting the Hacienda and upgrade to 1 star, fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. Sell the Hacienda for $693.000

  4. As soon as sawmill is done, build a workshop and train 3 additional workers

  5. You should have at least 14 workers in this level

  6. Build 5 Haciendas, paint and upgrade them

  7. Make inspections, otherwise you will waste a lot of money by repairing the houses

  8. Build a Garden Center and landscape the houses

  9. Always buy the max amount of material

  10. Buy rundown houses

  11. Restore the Dormers, paint and landscape them

  12. Tear down the smaller houses and build Haciendas instead

  13. As you have to do a lot multi-tasking in this level, you should have a look at the money&goal tab to see how you are doing and what you still need to reach your goal

  14. Upgrade all houses to 3 stars, like this you will reach your Million-goal in time

Level 25

Goal: 1 Hedge Maze, Appeal +80, Rent: $75.000

  1. Train 2 workers and build an Hacienda

  2. Buy 500 units material

  3. Paint and upgrade the Hacienda to 1 star

  4. Build a sawmill, if possible on a lot at the side

  5. Sell the Hacienda for at least $658.000 or better

  6. Build a Workshop, if possible on a double-lot or at the side

  7. Train 3 additional workers

  8. Build Haciendas, buy rundown houses or empty lots

  9. Upgrade your houses, paint and inspect them

  10. Build a Garden Center and landscape your houses

  11. Build a Hedge Maze and a Historic Square between two houses each

  12. You need at least 6 painted and landscaped houses, two of them have to be Haciendas with 3 stars

Level 26

Goal: 1 Post Office, 8 Inspections, Rent: $120.000, 2 Venetians with 3 stars (comes up later)

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. Paint and upgrade it to 1 star

  3. In the meanwhile fill up your material to 900 units

  4. Sell the Hacienda for at least $658.000 or better

  5. Buy the max amount of material and build a workshop

  6. Build Haciendas, paint and upgrade them, do the inspections

  7. Train additional workers till you have at least 12

  8. Buy the both Venetians, as soon as they come up, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars. The order about this goal comes so late, that the expert time is nearly not to manage, if you don't have them before

  9. Build the Post Office as soon as possible. Its always good for a little extra money

  10. Buy lots and houses, tear down Cottages and build Chalets or Dormers

  11. To reach the rent goal, you should have at the end at least:

    • 4 Haciendas (3 stars and painted)

    • 2 Venetians (3 stars and painted)

    • 2 Chalets and 1 Dormer (2 stars and painted)

Germany, Level 27 - 29

Level 27

Goal: 4 Chalets with 3 stars, no empty lots, Appeal +35

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While painting and upgrading to 1 star, fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. Sell the Hacienda vor $693.000

  4. From now on only build Chalets

  5. Buy the max amount of material

  6. Build Chalets, paint and upgrade them to 2 stars. You don't need 3 stars, that will only cost to much time and money

  7. Train 2 additional workers

  8. Build the two landmarks between 2 houses each

  9. You need at least 8 painted houses and the two landmarks to reach the appeal goal

Level 28

Goal: 1 Hospital, no house with negative appeal, $2.000.000, 5 houses (comes up later)

  • no house with negative appeal does not mean that they have to have appeal. If they do not have any at all is also ok

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While upgrading the Hacienda with 1 star, fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. Sell the Hacienda for $600.000

  4. Buy the max amount of material and build Haciendas

  5. Buy the blueprint for the hospital

  6. You have to buy all rundown houses

  7. Paint the Haciendas and upgrade to three stars

  8. Build the hospital

  9. Go on building Haciendas or restore and upgrade the houses you buy

  10. You need five houses, that can be small ones, the Haciendas you need to sell to reach your 2 Million goal

  11. When you are at around $850.000 cash, buy once again the max amount of material and tear down the sawmill. You can start with tearing down as soon as you gave the order, it will be done. Tearing down will take away the negative appeal and gives you a lot for a small house

  12. Sell 2 Haciendas to get the money goal

Level 29

Goal: 3 Services, Appeal +75, Rent: $150.000

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  2. While painting and upgrading to 1 star, fill up your material to 500 units and build a sawmill

  3. If you have the possibility to build the sawmill on a single lot, do so. Otherwise you will have to tear it down at the end of the game

  4. Sell the Hacienda for $658.000 - $693.000

  5. Buy the max amount of material and build a Hacienda

  6. Try to only buy the little houses at the beginning. Let them stand, till they need to be repaired and tear them down then

  7. Build Haciendas and Dormers, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  8. Build the services on the outer lots, start with the Post Office, this gives you a little extra cash from time to time

  9. You will need two landmarks, build them between two painted houses

  10. You will have to buy all houses to make your rent goal

  11. Sell one Hacienda with 3 stars when you are short in money

  12. All houses have to be painted and upgrade to at least 2, better 3 stars

England, Level 30

Goal: 1 Clock Tower, 5 Dormer with 3 stars, Appeal +80

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and upgrade to 2 stars

  3. In the meanwhile fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  4. If there is a possibility to build it on a single lot, do so, if not build it on an outer parcel

  5. Sell the Hacienda for $693.000

  6. Train 2 additional workers

  7. Build 5 Dormers, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  8. Buy the blueprint for the Clock Tower and build it between two painted houses

  9. Build a Hedge Maze between two painted houses

  10. When you do have enough material, you can decide, if you tear your sawmill down (will higher your appeal +5) or build another house and paint it

Switzerland, Level 31

Goal: 3 Landmarks, 3 Services, 1 Bank, $5.000.000

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda, paint and upgrade to 1 star

  3. In the meanwhile fill up your material with 500 units and build a sawmill

  4. Sell the Hacienda for $693.000

  5. Train 2 more workers

  6. Build Haciendas, paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  7. You should have to the end at least 4 Haciendas

  8. Build a Bank and a Post Office

  9. Build three Landmarks

  10. When you are missing only one service or one landmark, start selling your houses

  11. Sell the houses one after the other to not dump the prize

  12. When another house is coming on the market, make a low ball offer to make sure, you will always get the highest prize for your houses

France, Level 32 - 33

Level 32

Goal: 1 landscaped Chateau, 1 Post Office, Rent: $200.000, 2 landscaped
Venetians (comes up later)

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda and sell it at once for $600.000

  3. Build a sawmill

  4. Restore your Venetian

  5. Build the max amount of material

  6. Buy the Venetian, that is coming up

  7. Paint and upgrade both Venetians to 3 stars

  8. Build a Hacienda

  9. Train 3 additional workers

  10. Buy the small houses, when they come up and tear them down, when they need to be repaired

  11. Build 3 Haciendas, 2 Venetians and the Post Office

  12. When all is painted and upgraded to 3 stars, sell one of the Haciendas

  13. Buy the Chateau - blueprint

  14. Build a Chateau

  15. Build a Garden Center and landscape all your houses

  16. While the last house is being landscaped, tear down the Garden Center again

  17. Buy as much material as you can afford

  18. Build 3 more Chateaus, paint and upgrade 1 to 3 stars, 2 to 2 stars

  19. You also should have 2 landscaped Venetian with 3 stars and 2 landscaped Haciendas with 3 stars, all painted

Level 33

Goal: 10 painted houses, 2 Landmarks, Appeal +150, 3 Chateaus (coming up later)

  1. Train 2 workers

  2. Build a Hacienda and sell it at once for $600.000

  3. Build a sawmill and buy the max amount of material

  4. Train 3 additional workers

  5. Build 2 Chateaus and paint them, you dont have to upgrade them

  6. Always buy the max amount of material

  7. Build a Garden Center and landscape the houses

  8. Build the small and rundown houses, tear them down and build 2 more Chateaus

  9. Paint the Chateaus

  10. Make sure, that there is room for a landmark between two painted houses

  11. Build the landmarks

  12. You need all three landmarks to reach your appeal goal

  13. After having 4 Chateaus your income is high enough. Build smaller houses or restore them

  14. When you have 7 landscaped houses, tear down the Garden Center

  15. Buy a last time the max amount of material and tear down the sawmill

  16. Buy or build houses, till you have 10

  17. When you are short in money, sell one Chateau

Ireland, Level 34 - 35

Level 34

Goal: 1 Chateau on Premier-lot, 20 workers, 4 Dormer with 3 stars, $6.000.000

  1. Tear down a rundown Venetian or Cottage

  2. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda

  3. Restore your Dormer

  4. Sell the Hacienda at once

  5. You will only get $570.000, as there is a rundown Dormer on a premier lot coming on the market. Buy it

  6. Buy 1000 units of material and build a sawmill

  7. Train 3 additional workers

  8. Buy the max. amount of material

  9. Build a workshop

  10. Train 3 additional workers

  11. Click the workshop and build the efficiency vor the workers. They will build double as fast

  12. Upgrade the Premium-Dormer and paint it

  13. Upgrade the other Dormer

  14. Buy the small houses and tear them down

  15. Build a Chateau, paint and upgrade it

  16. Sell the Chateau to get some cash

  17. Buy the premier-Venetian as soon as it is coming on the market

  18. Tear it down and build a Chateau instead. Upgrade and make the inspection

  19. Build more Chateaus, paint and upgrade

  20. Train additional workers

  21. Build 2 Dormers, upgrade and make the inspection

  22. When you have the four Dormers, start to sell your Chateaus

  23. Sell only one in time, if there is another house coming on the market, make a low ball offer to get it off the market

  24. Beside the Chateau on the premier lot, that you need to reach the goal, you need a least 3 Chateaus

  25. Take care about the other houses, send police, doctor or fire service as soon as it comes up, or it can happen that you miss the expert time because one of the houses is not ready yet

Level 35

Goal: 2 Dormer on Premier-lots, 4 Services, Appeal +100, Rent: $300.000

  1. Restore the Dormer, paint and upgrade to 1 star. Sell it

  2. In the meanwhile tear down the Cottage and build a sawmill

  3. Tear down the Venetian, train 2 additional workers and build a Hacienda

  4. Buy the cheaper one of the two premier-lots as soon as it is coming on the market and tear down the Cottages, when it needs a repair

  5. Build a Dormer instead of the Cottage

  6. Buy the smaller houses, tear them down as soon as they need to be repaired

  7. Build Chateaus

  8. Upgrade the first Chateau to 3 stars and sell it (don't forget about the possibility from low ball offer)

  9. Buy the efficiency training for the workers

  10. Build Post Office, Police, Fire Station and Hospital

  11. Build the landmarks between two painted houses each

  12. Buy a stock of material (you should have around 8.000 - 10.000 units) and tear down the sawmill

  13. To reach the rent goal you'll need at least:

    • 4 Chateaus

    • 2 Haciendas

    • 2 Dormers on premier lots

    • All of them painted and upgraded to 3 stars

  14. Have an eye at the appeal. If it does not work out, buy houses, which are rundown or not painted

  15. If you have problems, getting this level in expert time because of the appeal, then come back later and do it again, when you have the Sculpture Garden

Spain, Level 36

Goal: 7 Haciendas with 3 stars, 2 banks, $10.000.000, no houses with negative appeal (comes up later)

  1. The banks are having a negative appeal at the houses next to them. So build them at the side next to each other and leave the next lot free before you build a house

  2. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda and sell it at once

  3. Buy 100 units material and build a sawmill

  4. Buy the max amount of material and build a Hacienda. Paint and upgrade to 3 stars

  5. If there is now coming up one of the smaller premier lots, buy it. Don't do any till the house need to be repaired or you need the lot

  6. Build a workshop and train 3 additional worker

  7. Buy the efficiency for the workers

  8. Build a Chateau on the premier lot

  9. Sell the Hacienda

  10. Train additional workers. You will need 16 - 20 workers in this level

  11. Build the 7 Haciendas, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars. Make the inspections

  12. Buy all Premier lots and build Chateaus there

  13. Make sure, that you buy all rundown houses. Restore or tear them down

  14. Tear down the workshop, make sure you have enough material and tear down your sawmill

  15. When the time goes to the end, start selling your Chateaus, till you reach your goal

Italy, Level 37

Goal: 3 Venetians, 2 Services, Appeal +50

  1. In this level its important, where you build what. It depends a bit.

  2. The best result I had with:

    • Right side on top: right and left a house, the Tower Clock goes in the middle

    • Left side on top: Venetian on the Premier Lot

    • Right side bottom: Dormer and Fire Station

    • Left side bottom: Venetian and Post Office

  3. Build a Dormer, paint and upgrade to 3 stars. Sell it

  4. Buy the Premier lots, tear down the houses

  5. Build three Venetian and paint them. Do not upgrade them, you need the material

  6. Build both services, doesnt matter which one you choose

France, Level 38 (no expert time)

Goal:14 Chateaus with 3 stars, 30 Workers, a Scupture Garden, Appeal +100 (comes up later)

  1. Tear down the cottage and build a workshop

  2. Train 2 workers

  3. Restore the Hacienda, paint and upgrade with the material you have and sell it

  4. Tear down the rundown houses, except the Chateau

  5. Buy the efficiency training. You will need it from the beginning, otherwise the level is not to do

  6. Build a sawmill

  7. Buy the max amount of material and restore the castle

  8. Train additional workers. Do this continuously, depending on your cash, until you have the 30 workers

  9. Upgrade the Chateau to 3 stars, paint and sell it

  10. Buy houses, tear them down and build Castles instead

  11. Buy the blueprint of the Sculpture Garden and build it between two Chateaus

  12. Paint and upgrade your Chateaus to 3 stars. Make inspections

  13. Be concentrated, as you always should have all 30 workers on work

  14. I miss the time always just about a few seconds, so Im sure, it is working

Germany, Level 39

Goal: 16 painted Chalets, $12.000.000

  1. Buy in this level all lots, as soon as they do come up

  2. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda. Sell it

  3. Build a sawmill and a workshop

  4. Train 3 additional workers and build a Chateau

  5. Build overall 8 Chateaus

  6. All Chateaus have to be painted and upgraded to 3 stars. Dont forget the inspections

  7. Buy the Effektivity Training as soon as you can afford it

  8. You need at least 15 workers

  9. As soon as you are done with the Chateaus, start building the
    Chalets

  10. Buy back the Hacienda, wait till it needs to be repaired and tear it down. Build a Chalet instead

  11. All Chalets need to be painted and upgraded to 3 stars, inspect them

  12. When there are no more lot, build a stock of material from about 3.000 units

  13. Tear down the sawmill and build a Chalet instead

  14. Tear down your Chateaus, one after the other and build Chalets instead.

  15. All Chalets need to be painted and upgraded to 3 stars, inspect them

  16. At last, tear down your workshop and build the last Chalet

Greece, Level 40 - 45

Level 40

Goal: 5 landscaped Chateaus , 5 painted Haciendas, 5 Dormers with 3 stars, 2 Landmarks

  1. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda and sell it at once

  2. Build a sawmill

  3. Buy material and build a workshop

  4. Train 3 additional workers and buy the Effectitivity Training

  5. Buy the smaller Premier lots, when offered

  6. Build 2 Chateaus

  7. Build a Garden Center

  8. Paint, landscape and upgrade the Chateaus, make the inspections

  9. Build 3 more Chateaus, but just landscape and inspect them

  10. Tear down the Garden Center

  11. Build and buy the houses you need

  12. Tear down sawmill and workshop

  13. Build the landmarks

Level 41

Goal: 11 white houses, 1 Clock Tower, 2 Services

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda. Sell it at once

  2. Buy 1.000 units of material and build a sawmill

  3. Tear down the Venetian, buy material and build a workshop

  4. Train 2 more workers, buy the efficiency Training

  5. If the Premier lot for $90.000 is already coming up, buy it and build your first Chateau there, if not, buy a lot with a smaller house, tear it down and build the Chateau

  6. Paint it white and upgrade to 3 stars, make inspection

  7. After every upgrade you should wait, till the rent is coming in to get some cash

  8. Tear down bought Venetians, Cottages or Chalets

  9. Restore, paint white and upgrade the Chateaus and Haciendas

  10. Inspect all houses

  11. Train 5 additional workers

  12. Build early the 2 services. Don't choose the Post Office. In this level you will need the Fire department, the Police and the Hospital a lot, so choose between them, that helps a little bit

  13. Build the Clock Tower only next to your own houses. You need to have all houses in this level, this is expensive. When you build the Clock Tower to early next to house, you do not own yet, you will have to pay more for the house later

  14. When you are short in money, sell one of the Chateaus. You can buy it back later or tear down your sawmill at the end, to get the last house

  15. At the end you should have at least:

    • 2 Services

    • Clock Tower

    • 5 Chateaus, including the one on the premier lot, 4 of them should have 3 stars, 1 with 1 star

    • 4 Haciendas, 1 with 3 stars, 1 with 2 stars, 1 with 1 star, one without everything

    • 2 Dormer, 1 with 3 and one with 2 stars

  16. Of course all houses have to be painted white

Level 42

Goal: 1 Workshop, 1 Sawmill, Appeal +200, $20.000.000 (comes up later)

  1. Restore the Dormer, paint and upgrade to 1 star, sell it

  2. While upgrading, build a workshop

  3. Fill up your materials to 900 units and build a sawmill

  4. Buy material, buy efficiency Training, train 5 additional workers

  5. Build a Chateau

  6. Paint and upgrade it to 3 stars and sell

  7. Buy the small houses first, tear down everything whats smaller than Hacienda or Chateau

  8. Only build Chateaus

  9. Build a Garden Center and landscape all houses

  10. Train additional workers, you will need at least 20

  11. When you have 4 Chateaus, start selling them one after the other, while you buy in the same time lot, upgrade Haciendas, paint, landscape and build Chateaus

  12. Build the Sculpture Garden and the Clock Tower

  13. Sell all houses, one after the other to not drop down the prices. Start with the Haciendas, so you will have the higher rental income of the Chateaus a little longer

  14. Shortly before the end, tear down the Garden Center to higher your appeal

  15. When you dont have enough money wait one rent-periode before you sell the last Chateau

Level 43

Goal: 6 white cottages, 5 white Venetians, 4 white Haciendas, Rent: $145.000

  1. Train 2 workers and build a Hacienda, paint white and upgrade to 1 star. Sellt it

  2. You should get the best prize ($693.000), take advantage of the low ball offer, when there is another house on the market

  3. Fill up your material to 900 units and build a sawmill

  4. Buy the max amount of material and build a Hacienda on one of your Premier lots

  5. All Haciendas have to be build on the Premier lots, painted white, upgraded with 3 stars and having an inspection

  6. While upgrading the Hacienda, build a workshop, train 3 additional workers and buy the efficiency Training

  7. Start buying the other houses, start with the smaller ones

  8. Tear them down, build the Venetians and the Cottages

  9. All houses, except the last 2 need to be painted, upgraded to 3 stars and should be inspected

  10. When you have 2 Venetians, buy the max amount of material and tear down your sawmill

  11. Tear down the workshop as late as possible

Level 44

Goal: No houses with negative Appeal, no empty lots, 2 Banks, Rent: $600.000

  • At the end, you should have in the sawmill, workshop and the two banks, all next to each other in one row, followed by a Hedge Maze and then the Premier lot. Which row you choose does not matter

  • All other lots need to have a 3 star painted Chateau. This seems to be the only possibility to reach the rent goal

  1. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda, upgrade to 1 star and sell it

  2. In the meanwhile fill up your material to 900 units and build a sawmill

  3. Buy the max amount of material and build a workshop

  4. Train 3 additional workers, buy the efficiency Training and build a Chateau

  5. Upgrade the Chateau to 3 stars, paint and make the inspection

  6. Train additional workers, you need at least 20

  7. Build Chateaus, paint and upgrade till you reach your goal

  8. Build the banks

Level 45 (not in expert time)

Goal: 4 Services, 4 Landmarks, $25.000.000, Appeal +250

  • In this level, its important to have an overview, what has to be build where

  • In the upper row you should have the four services next to each other (and build at last), followed by house - landmark - house

  • In the middle row build in the order: house - landmark - house - landmark- house - landmark - house

  • In the bottom row you only build Chateaus

  • All houses have to be Chateaus, painted, upgraded with 3 stars and most of them landscaped

  • Take a good look at the map before and build sawmill, workshop and garden center on parcels, you will build services and landmarks later

  1. Train 2 workers, build a Hacienda, upgrade to 1 star and sell it

  2. Build a sawmill

  3. Buy the max amount of material and build a workshop

  4. Buy the Effektivity Training

  5. Build a Chateau, paint and upgrade, make the inspection

  6. Train more workers, you will need 25 - 30 in this level

  7. Build the garden center

  8. Build the Chateaus on the Premier lots as soon as possible

  9. Landscape all Chateaus

  10. When all Premier lots are having Chateaus, start selling the Chateaus on the normal lots

  11. Start building the landmarks, that highers the prize, when you sell the Chateaus

  12. Tear down the Garden Center, when you need the lot

  13. Build the services

  14. Fill up your material and tear down the saw mill

  15. Tear down the workshop as last building, as you need the speed as long as possible

After looking at the spoilers, I noticed the spolier for level 41 is actually level 42 & the spoiler for level 42 is actually level 41.

Thanks for pointing out the error, JIGuest. We've made the correction to the walkthrough.

not a problem. i was stuck on level 41 & thought i could find a walkthrough. when i find this site & looked into it, i saw that it didn't relate to the level i was stuck on. :)

BTW, Level 40 is NOT in Greece as suggested in spoiler's, it is in Portugal.

Thanks for walk through Kayleigh, definitely helped me in geting expert on a couple of levels. I am now yet to complete levels 43-45 inclusive in expert mode. Some of them are very difficult to get expert in. I only just scraped through in a couple of them. Levels 38 & 40 immediately spring to mind. Both very difficult, however persistence paid off.

Hi, I am not able to inspect houses inspite of building the workshop. Am on level 8. From which level does this facility start? Or is there something wrong with my game?

Does it matter in the game levels if you get expert code on each levelor one level to the other?

In answer to Radz query about house inspections, this facility does not become available until level 17.

In regard to expert on the final level I finally got it with a slight modification to the walkthrough on this site. How I did it was added a the garden center and world bank after my first two chateaus onto lots where I was going to put landmarks or my post office. Buy the financial advisor at the first opportunity and once you paint and landscape each chateau you build sell it. The compound intrest you get is much better than the rent you would get on the houses.You really have to watch your time but onc you hit the 25 mil kill the bank, sawmill (make sure you have supplies) garden center and workshop and build yur service or landmarks. You may have to clean one or two, but if you time it right - GOLD

Expert on Level 38-Build a lot 3: buy the workshop, demolish one or two of the smaller houses, restor the chalet, sell chalet, build sawmill, restore and sell what you can even if don't make a lot of money. The start building Chateau's whenever/wherever possible. 20 workers, buy materials, build, then start upgrading. Don't try to get low ball prices. Just buy/demolish/build chateaus/paint unitl you get it. Stock up on materials and demolish sawmill and workshop if necessary. Two tricks-place 2-3 landmarks (total) between houses when it's possible. Paint the premier ones first.

SPOILER:

On level 45 -

build a bank and hire a financial advisor. You will be able to reach 25 million much faster this way.

[Edit: Spoiler tags added. -Pam]

I am stuck on level 42. Can someone help?

I finally got through every level as an expert. I have found that if you know you will need to place certain buildings (say the negative appeal ones) on certain areas (like isolated areas) then it helps to have them when you start. Look at the arrangement of lots you begin each level with, if they aren't what you want then restart. This should re-arrange them. There are certain arrangements you will never start out with but sometimes this gives you a leg up. Also, if you restart enough it eventually starts spitting out the same arrangement.

Level 35 Spoiler Error - It tells you to give your workers effectivity training, but there is no mention of building a workhouse in the spoiler - I finally beat the level with a 'star' but I also had to train more workers, in which I had enough money to do after selling the first chateau. :)

While playing this game, it skipped from Level 11 to Level 14. I continued playing thinking it would maybe correct itself, but it didn't. Has this happened to anyone else? Do I have to get expert on Levels 1-10 to unlock them?

To Lisa:

I haven't heard of it skipping levels like that. I'm pretty sure you don't need to be expert at levels 1 - 10 to unlock them.

I have complete through level 45, however when I view my passport there are several levels that are locked 19-31 and 37-38. Does the previous level require expert mode to unlock. That sure is a lot of locked levels.

Thanks, Pam. It looks like someone else has a similar problem. I do the non-expert levels again just in case.

I am on level 33 and I can't get 150 appeal. I have everything except that and I also put 3 landmarks, 10 painted houses, and 3 or 4 chateaus, but I still can't get the 150 appeal. Why? Thanks.

To Mary:

I'm only on level 28 and having trouble with it. If I make it to level 33, I'll try to help you out. :)

@Mary
Did you tear down your buildings? It wont work out as long as you still have your sawmill or the garden center

Greetings, Kayleigh

Setasita, I didn't have to have an expert on the levels before 19 and 36. However, in order to unlock Level 12 and 13 an expert was required. You might just try and play through the preceding level to see if it won't skip again.

I just completed Build-a-Lot 3 all in expert time. Some of the levels need to be done more than 2 or 3 times to get completed. If you keep practicing and redoing the difficult levels you will get there! I found if you need money at the end of any levels, building a bank and getting an accountant helps but you must demolish if you need the space. Even building a sawmill and/or workshop to get speed and lower building material prices will help. Just remember to demolish to get space and to add to your appeal.

I tried to complete level 42 using the walk through several times, but could not achieve expert. I adjusted it a little and got expert with time to spare. Here's what I did different: after selling off the 1st painted 3 star chateau, I built 1 more, then a world bank and hired an advisor, then continued building more chateaus. The bank earns cash quickly and later can be demolished and replaced with a house to up the appeal.

On level 45 i found it easier to build a world bank and get a financial advisor to reach the $25,000,000 goal.

I've just got expert on level 39 and only managed it by building a bank with financial advisor to accelerate the revenue up to £12M

I noticed that none of the walkthroughs tell you to purchase the police station, hospital, etc. Is it assumed that you would build these?

To Evilprincess:

I don't think it's assumed that you'll build the services (hospital, police station, etc.) I don't think they help much directly with achieving the goal. They might keep some of the accidents from happening and save some time, but that's about all. I haven't built them unless it's part of the goal to do so.

On level 35 Cheat I can not follow your walk through. Step 9 says to efficiency train but there is no work shop built only a saw mill so you can't efficiency train. In step 2 did you mean to build a workshop instead of a sawmill ??

@Lou

I'm not 100% sure to be honest, but I think, I bought a lot of material and replaced the sawmill with the workshop. Sorry, if I didn't mentioned this. It's already been a long time ago since I played it.

Greetings, Kayleigh

I'm an expert on every level, but I still can't unlock level 26. Does anyone have this problem?

I have completed every level on expert, but when looking thru my passport, there are still like 5 levels spread throughout that are locked. I also went and played all the levels on casual just to see if that would unlock them but that didn't eother. Anyone know what I need to do to unlock these levels?Its driving me nuts!Thanks:)

To Michele Scot:

Are they just regular levels in the game? Which levels are locked?

To JIGuest:

On level 26, do you mean you can't play it at all or that you can't finish it in time?

Hi,
I also have a problem with locked levels. Levels 36-38 are locked, although I have an expert on levels 1-35. I also tried to play this levels after completing level 35, but my computer skips them and I can continue playing from level 42 on. Can anyone help me with how to play does locked levels?

I also finished level 38 - expert mode.

(tried to enter this as a spoiler, but for some reason, kept getting a text entered was wrong error)

What I did was:
1) Built workshop, built efficiency immediately.
2) Built sawmill.
3) Restored and sold chalet.
4) Built 3 workers and bought materials.
5) Restored and sold hacienda.
6) Restored and sold dormer (which could've been done earlier, but I was rushing, lol.)
7) Bought 3 more workers. Restored chateau, upgraded, and painted.
8) Bought smaller houses with all the extra cash I had. As the level continued, demolished chalets and dormers as they needed repairs, demolished the cottages and venetians immediately for the room. And bought materials with the next for chateaus #2 and #3.
9) Chateau after chateau after chateau....also bought 16 workers as the cash flow kept growing with the first 3 completed and inspected. I also kept buying 5K material every 2 things in order to not waste time waiting for materials. Also, with all the workers, I could work on at least 3 houses at a time. Upgrades/upgrades/upgrades...inspect/inspect/inspect....paint/paint/paint. It was also easier to build them in a row. Not all were inspected as the level continued, but the majority were.
10) Bought plans for sculpture garden, threw the garden in between 2 of the chateaus on a non-premium lot. Of course, was building more workers until I got up to around 31 or so.
11) Last but not least, deleted sawmill. 115 appeal, but well worth the effort. Because I lost count, I'd also built an extra chateau, which is what probably threw the extra count up.

Note: On the second try, built 3 landmarks. Had close to 180 appeal since all the chateaus were painted, but since on the first try, I had the 100 appeal, opted to go with the first try. The difference was restoring and selling the chalet, dormer and hacienda at the very beginning, and buying the first 2 lots that came up.

It IS possible to finish 38 in expert time. It took 3 tries, but it can be (and was) done.

[Edit: Spoiler tags added. -Pam]

On level 27, on mine, the requirements are: 4-3 star Chalets, no empty lots and +75 appeal! I like your version better... But why the difference? Mine is impossible... Has any one else noticed a requirement difference?

To JIGuest:

I think the 35+ appeal in the walkthrough is an error. Mine has 75+ appeal like yours does. I got through level 27 several levels ago. Did you try the walkthrough steps to see if they'll work for you?

I just now played it again and finished the level with 100+ appeal. Let me know if you need help with level 27.

I must have played level 45 like 2 dozen times trying to get that expert ribbon. It always eluded me.
Just now I got it, with a landmark on my premiere lots and my workshop still standing (yet still an overall appeal of 265).

bank w/adviser on a premiere lot, demolished and replaced with a clock tower at about 20 million. Isolate your workshop from houses, build your services before your last three landmarks and hope for some good luck

I finally finished all levels on expert in passport and levels 21-26 are still locked. That stinks. Does it have to do with casual play? Haven't done all levels there yet.

It is possible to expert level 38, doing exactly what's advised, you just have to click like a man (or woman) possessed.

You guys keep mentioning the low-ball offer when selling a house. I have yet to understand this because all I get is a selling option. I only get the low ball offer when im going to buy. Can someone please explain this 2 me?

To naXma:

I believe the low-ball offer is only when purchasing a house. It has something to do with how many other houses are also on the market. If it's flooded with houses for sale, I think you can low-ball (offer less money) and the offer will be accepted.

I finished the whole game, all on expert and still need some info...I assumed once I had finished all the levels on expert the locked levels would unlock themselves. When they didn't I assumed then that I would have to play all the casual levels atleast once. So I did, still no unlock...so now my question. How do you get these levels to unlock? Anyone know? Would be grateful and would pass on some hints on how I experted on all the levels in return. Thanx. -sum

I am STUCK on level 37 im trying it with the spoiler but its says.... well read and see what it says. There are not enough spots to build and sell everything does anyone else have any ideas or clues or am i just clueless on how to pass this level with a blue ribbon

Tina - For level 37,

I started with the general strategy of building an expensive house, upgrading and painting it, and selling it. I built the 3 Venetians on the three star properties, and painted and upgraded those for maximum income. Finally, I bought the remaining properties when they came up for sale and built the two services and a clock tower to get the appeal to +50.

Let me know if this doesn't work for you!

Hi all. Thanks so much for the walkthrough, so many good ideas to help get expert time.
I finally finished all the levels in expert time too. Then I thought of another challenge for myself, why not play it again and try to amass one billion dollars by the end of the last level. The first time I tried I managed to get just over 786 million, but with a few tweaks to the playing method I made $1,008,470,725 the second time.
You have to start with a new player name otherwise it just adds on your previous income. If you try out this challenge, let me know how you get along. Important rule though, NO replaying levels.
I don't think it would be possible to gain a billion in expert time, but perhaps you know differently ;o)

I have played all levels and gotten expert rating but still cannot get level 23 to unlock. HELP!!!

Drea - you can't access the level? that doesn't sound right - it doesn't matter whether you get expert, the levels should open up in order. it sounds like a problem with the software itself. i think you should contact the tech support of the place you bought it.

Hi all, I just finished expert on all levels. You can get it on level 45 if you take a different approach:

Build 2 or 3 banks in the top row with financial advisors early in the game. You want to get a couple chateaus built first of course. And then in the bottom 2 rows make sure your landmarks are inbetween 2 houses. When you get the 25 mil before time runs out, demolish the banks and then build your services.

Now for a question, it says in the game's directions that on later levels you can unlock 4 star upgrades. Has this worked with anyone's game? I have no idea what else I'd have to do to get this enhancement.

Thank you so much for your help! I really hate using tips, but I was completely stuck on level 24. I don't know why, but it just seemed like my brain cut off on this board...LOL

Once again, thanks a million.

Level 18 remains locked, I have expert on 1 -17.
Any advice?

no one seems to have mentioned that if you build a bank you have the option to click financial adviser. when selected your money shoots up in leeps and bounds this was really good on level 45 in fact it helped me win the level

Does anyone have a different way to do level 32 to get expert time. I have tried the one on here dozens of times and I can't seem to make it work. thanks in advance.

Thank you so much for the walk through! I found it very helpful in the last level (45) to buy a bank WITH a financial advisor to help reach the money goal - I just couldn't sell the chateaus fast enough. : ) It was the first building I demolished to make way for a service.

i noticed you always say effectivity training, but please notice that effect (effectivity) and efficiency are different matters. where you read effectivity, it is supposed to be efficiency

[Thanks! English is "only" my second language, so I wasn't aware about the difference :) We will change that as soon as possible. :) ~ Greetings, Kayleigh]

My game must be bugged, it has all levels till ten locked, then some are unlocked. some are expert and some as marked as normal, but I finished the level 45 and all levels from 35 are locked, besides I can't see after 40...

Any tips? Besides that, I have casual mode locked too along with level one.

What did I do wrong?
Anybody seen this happen before?

Not a problem kay, it is my 2nd language too. amazing job on the walkthrough, a minor mistake isn't relevant.

I was having the locked level issues too. Mine was level 20. I had done all the levels and when I went to the passport level 20 was locked. I went back to level 19 and redid it then pressed continue. That took me to level 20 which I then completed. Then I went back to my passport level 20 was unlocked. I think if you view your passport after every level the glitch is fixed.

I had the locked level issue too. I found if I went back and repeated the level before the locked one and then selected continue it took me to the locked level which i then played. After that I went to the passport and it was unlocked. hope this helps others.

i am on level 43 and am stuck! I've tried everything but to no avail! I've gone buy the cheat code but still can't come close to getting 6 white cottages. The price is so high on some, do you build the hac. 1st or the cottages. I can't get enough money. What am I doing wrong?

"jericho - i am on level 43 and am stuck!"
Assuming you are now past this. if not - build chateaus on the premium sites to get cash. build hac and vals, leave cottages till last. paint everything as you go. near the end demolish the chats and hacs, build hacs on the premiums and cottages over the back. worked fine for me 1st time but I'm stuck on Greece Level 44 - can't crack 600K rental barrier.

Level 45 is pretty much how I've been trying it~but i just can't seem to get the 25,000,000. Help?!

Gami -

I always build at least 2 world banks near the beginning. I use the bottom row (premium lots) to build Chateaus, three star them, paint and landscape, then sell (leaving two spaces inbetween two of the Chateaus for the landscape things). Once the premium chateaus are done I sell them and let the bank interest mount while I work on building the rest. Once you've gotten the $25,000,000 you can demolish the banks to lose the negative points.

Ok~ Sounds good~ I'm going for it!!

Hello, I have played level 42 about a doz. times!!! I can get all of the goals, except the 200+appeal. I have tried every placement of buildings, services...etc. that are on the cheats, but still can't get it!! Can someone give me the exact layout of the buildings to achieve the 200+ appeal? Thanks!!

ladybugs55-Level42

Try this one:Screenshot Level 42

Greetings, Kayleigh

Thanks Kayleigh! It worked great!

hi, for anyone struggling with level 43,

try building a bank to boost money to buy things quicker...worked for me & got expert.
but dont forget to demolish it & build a house you need to complete near the end.

good luck.

I am convinced level 39 is impossible. Please help if you can.

On level 39 just use the walk-thru but add a Bank and Financial Advisor early. I found any I couldn't do worked with the Bank except Level 33. I still haven't accomplished Level 32. Help!

level 38 is achievable with gold - add the bank as early as possible, sell one chateau once bank up with financial advisor and just buy and build

for level 42 build 2 workers, tear down a couple of houses, build a hacienda.
then get enough supplies to build your sawmill. then upgrade and paint your hacienda and sell it.
Use that money to build your fast builders to train and get up to 11 workers.
As you go build Chateaus only the rest of the game and buy the haciendas, tear them down and start all over.
Build your land marks, police and fire stations as fast as you can.
As you go find a way to build your garden center and that is the last thing you tear down after you have land scaped all of your Chateaus and cell them off.
Your Premium areas should sell for a little over 2mil. the rest should be gravy.
Good luck.

On level 39 the only thing I did different (in other words the only way I could win this level ......) was to..

start by doing what jay states with the hacienda thru the buildings and *then*..build only chateu's on each property, level them up 3 stars and inspect them. Once I had ONLY the castles - I started tearing them down 2 at a time and building chalets with 3 stars and inspections UNTIL the last 5. I found with having 14 chateu's I was able to hit the 12 million mark - the level doesn't require the chalets to be leveled up to 3 stars and inspected - only painted. However doing this as much as possible increases your funds. So only put that off until you have surpassed the required 12 million.

I LOVE THIS SITE !! i dont' think I would have made it this far if it wasn't for this walkthru and everyones suggestions! So a hearty THANK YOU to everyone here! (and special love sent to all who worked on the walkthru)

For level 27, I needed +75 Appeal.
Yours says +35.
Small Mistake :)

On level 42, if you will build a world bank and hire a financial advisor as soon as you can, you will find it easy to reach the money goal. Demolish it right before the level ends.

I have completed all 45 levels. When I check my passport, only levels 1-20, 23, 25 and 26 are at expert level, the others are at normal level. I was successful at changing 25 from normal to expert after a few tries even though I had met and exceeded all requirements for the level. Not really sure what changed it to expert level. Pretty random. I have re-tried levels 21, 22 and 24 over and over to no avail. I always met and exceed the level's requirements, but it won't update to expert level. Any one have any suggestions for me. I won't go on to other levels until these become expert - hee hee. Thanks for your help - UGH!

Thanks for the great walkthroughs and spoilers, they've all been really helpful.

Re Level 39, I've discovered a way to get the 16 Chalets and $12M very quickly. Not quite expert time, but still close. I had $67M in bank at end of level on the first attempt, and $80M on the second.

Just like Jay suggests, buy the lots as soon as they become available.

1. Train 2 workers
2. Build Hacienda, Sell immediately
3. Build World Bank and purchase Fin. Advice
4. Buyer further 3 workers
5. Build Chateau and sell
6. Build Workshop and Sawmill
7. Buy Effictivity Training
8. Continue building Chateaus on almost every block available, paint and upgrade them to 3 stars
9. Continue buying workers, until you have around 19-20
10. While you are upgrading the chateaus, your bank account will be climbing very quickly because of the extra interest from the bank
11. When you have enough material in store, I went with around 8,000 and you have enough money in the bank to cover the 12M required,
start demolishing the chateaus one by one. Build the chalet's one by one too, thereby maximising your interest and rental amounts.
12. For time efficiency, leave demolishing of the sawmill, bank and workshop in that order until last.

Try not to build the buildings (Bank, Workshop, Sawmill) on the premier lots, it's worth waiting a few seconds for the other lots to become available. Also, don't forget to inspect the houses as you go.

Good luck, and thanks Jay for a great site! I love it.

In regards to level 39, put a couple of banks up. These really rack up the money. Also, I put a sawmill up first because you will need to buy more materials. Then, as soon as possible, build and sell a hacienda and a chateau. Buy workers up to 30 and materials up to 40,000. This should do it.

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