GTA 5 Properties You Can Buy to Earn Money

From low-cost gems to high-yield investments, learn where to put your virtual money for optimal returns.

By GR Official

GTA 5 came up with many investment opportunities to make money, including buying property and real estate. Franklin, Trevor, and Michael can purchase and use many properties to earn cash ranging from business ventures to storage units. Some GTA 5 properties you can buy are exclusive to a specific character, while all can buy others.

In this guide, you will find all the properties each character can buy in GTA 5, including their costs, and profit margins. Over time, these assets can become extremely profitable. Searching in the maze of properties can be time-consuming and tiresome, so we’ve consolidated the information you need into one easy-to-understand course.

GTA 5 Properties

Below, we’ve listed all 23 properties available within the game:

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  1. Smoke on the Water
  2. Dopper Cinema
  3. Puerto Del Sol Marina Slips
  4. Grove Street Garage
  5. Pillbox Hill Garage
  6. Ten Cent Theater
  7. Downtown Cab Co.
  8. LSPD Auto Impound
  9. Los Santos Customs
  10. Tivoli Cinema
  11. Vinewood Garage
  12. Vanilla Unicorn Strip Club
  13. McKenzie Field Hangar
  14. Sandy Shores Airfield
  15. Hookies
  16. Sonar Collections Dock
  17. The Hen House
  18. Los Santos Golf Club
  19. Tequi-LA-LA
  20. Pitchers
  21. Car Scrapyard
  22. Los Santos International Hangars
  23. Vespucci Helipads

Smoke on the Water GTA 5 Property

If you want to purchase a property in Grand Theft Auto 5, walk up to the “For Sale” sign posted outside the property press the right directional button on your D-Pad, and begin the purchase. You will see the price, the weekly income, and the time required to recover the investment. You can also buy properties online using the in-game internet. However, you need to have enough money in your wallet to afford the property. You can earn money by completing missions, heists, stock market, or other activities.

Some properties can be bought by All Three Characters. It ranges from relatively cheap to ridiculously high-priced properties. Here are the ones to look out for from low to high prices:

  • Puerto Del Sol Marina ($75,000) Allows boats to be stored.
  • The Hen House ($80,000) Generate $920/week
  • Sonar Collections Dock ($250,000) Generate $23,000/Per Nuclear waste found
  • Car Scrapyard ($275,000) Generate $150/per scrapped car
  • Pitchers ($750,000) Generate $7,100/week
  • Tequi-la-la ($2,000,000) Generate $16,500/week
  • Los Santos Golf Club ($150,000,000) Generate $264,500/week

Do you know which property is the most expensive one in the entire series? It’s the Los Santos Golf Club which is more expensive than all the other ones combined.

Michael owns some of the most expensive properties in the entire series. Here are the properties he can buy in GTA 5:

  • Vinewood Garage ($30,000) A cheap garage that can store up to four vehicles. For this reason a good option for car collectors.
  • Vespucci Helipad ($419,850) Allows helicopters to store.
  • Hookies ($600,000) A seafood restaurant that generates revenue of $4,700/week.
  • Los Santos International Hangar ($1,378,600) A hangar with a storage capacity of up to 20 planes and helicopters.
  • Doppler Cinema ($10,000,000) Generates revenue of $132,200/week.
  • Ten Cent Theater ($20,000,000) Generate $264,000/week.
  • Tivoli Cinema ($30,000,000) Generate $142,300/week.

Remember that Hookie is on the list to buy from Michael and Franklin. Both these characters can own the Vespucci Helipad and Los Santos International Hangar too.

Franklin’s main areas of interest lie in his recreational pastimes, namely cannabis consumption and car upkeep. Here are the GTA 5 properties he can purchase:

  • Grove Street Garage ($30,000) A low-pocket garage that can store up to four vehicles
  • LSPD Auto Impound ($150,000) Generates $500/per towed car
  • Downtown Cab Co. ($200,000) Generates $2,000/week. However, cab Rides are free for Franklin.
  • Smoke on the Water ($204,000) A medical marijuana polyclinic that generates $9,300/week.
  • Los Santos Customs ($349,000) Generates $1,600 per week.
  • Vespucci Helipad ($419,850) Allows helicopters to store.
  • Hookies ($600,000) A seafood restaurant that generates revenue of $4,700/week.
  • Los Santos International Hangar ($1,378,600) A hangar with a storage capacity of up to 20 planes and helicopters.

Trevor has the fewest number of properties to buy in Grand Theft Auto 5 story mode. Below are the properties that Trevor can buy:

  • McKenzie Field Hangar ($150,000) A hangar that can store up to 20 planes and helicopters.
  • Pillbox Hill Garage ($30,000) A car garage that stores up to four vehicles.

Although Travis holds the power to buy Los Santos Golf Club.

GTA 5 Los Santos Golf Club
Location: GWC and Golfing Society

When buying a property, you need to evaluate the potential returns you can expect in both the immediate and distant future. However, not all properties are equally profitable or worth buying. Some of them have a high price but a low income, while others have a low price but a high profit return. On the other hand, some businesses have a long break-even point, while others have a short one. Therefore, you need to be smart enough and careful when opting for which properties you should buy.

Some Properties in GTA 5 You Should Buy

For about $80,000, you can own the highly sought-after Hen House, which will generate a profit in merely 87 weeks. But the 920 shillings you get every week after that doesn’t seem beneficial. After the first two full in-game years, the short-term return on investment is $15,680, with an extra $47,840 every year subsequently, a rather rapid return. A meager $63,520 is the total of earnings for three years.

Tequi La La, on the other hand, is a medium-priced property that offers an average return of $16,500 a week while costing two million dollars. Having a payback period of 122 weeks, it’s not particularly profitable in the long run. On the contrary, you can expect to make a whopping $574,000 in the first three years, and an extra $858,000 every year after that.

If this is indeed the case, then gamers with additional cash to burn might want to put it into the Cinema Dopler or the Ten Cent Theater. In the long run, you can earn a mint by spending money acquired from heists and taking advantage of the stock market hacking missions. These assets bring in millions of dollars per year after clearing costs.

One property with a high short-term dividend that might assist you in getting your money back faster is the Sonar Collection Dock. While fetch quests take some time, they pay off generously. Buyers pay $250,000 for the Dock, but they acquire $23,000 for every barrel they collect, for a total of $690,000. That’s a profit of $440,000 from a relatively brief series of fetch-quests!

That’s all in this guide about GTA 5 property purchases. Every character has his own specified properties they can buy, but some properties can be bought by more than one character. Real estate investments do not always pay off. Some offer awesome benefits on top of their paychecks. You need to keep a check and balance on your purchased GTA V real estate; otherwise, you might not get any payments from your banks.