Quick update about the simulator which I'm hoping to release in a first playable format by month end!

Currently I've been looking for a market to locate the first version of the simulator in. My ideal has affordable housing, good rental demand and price points that make well considered fixing and re-selling a viable option for a real estate investor.

Currently I'm considering Waco, Texas because it's an affordable market with upside and plenty of houses that can be fixed and flipped. If you are thinking that I would not have chosen Waco before Chip and Joanna Gaines started fixing houses there... you'd be correct!

Other markets I looked at and passed over? Santa Cruz, CA. A beautiful beach town, a bedroom community for Silicon Valley and... rents that are far below mortgages. Santa Cruz may continue to offer investment opportunities but it doesn't cover all the bases that I'm looking for in terms of investor options.

Also in consideration has been Nashville, TN where it appears that every single house has already been bought and renovated! While I'm sure that's not entirely true I looked at twenty houses between Hope Gardens and Sylvan Park and... they were all newly renovated!


I've just updated Houseflip and Classic (WIP), some bug fixes, lots of tuning, especially to Houseflip. Classic WIP should now yield higher scores than the original version.


Houseflip is back online.


Another tuning update to Classic (WIP).


I've just uploaded a new Work In Progress (WIP) version of Classic, lots of changes to hopefully give you more to think about over the course of the 60 months of game play!


Classic is back online.


A sizeable technology update which should be followed by faster game polishing and improvement through the end of October. The site no longer stores cookies!

House Flip! has had some minor tuning for tension. You can no longer have more than 5 actions at a time, yellow neighborhood stops adding listings after 12 months and red after 24.


Loot Reward will go down for a little while in the next 24 hours as we migrate to the new server. All coins have already been moved!.


Small update to House Flip tonight which adds unlockable neighborhoods based upon scoring goals and some additional tweaking and polishing.


Things have been quiet here on the news front but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy!

The Start button link will now take you (temporarily) to the Rusty Axe site as this site is migrated to a new and hopefully more stable dedicated server!

Also, there's a new game! House Flip! is available to try as a first playable and features a fun new board gamey kind of play mechanic where you have limited actions. Play well, get more actions and build an equity based high score!

The simulator will be released later this Fall!


Real Estate Empire Simulator announced!


Updated Real Estate Empire Deck, now officially the beta version!

This site is free to play and partners with Loot Reward for in game prizes!


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