Skyrim: Hearthfire – Where to Buy Plots of Land

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There’s a lot of empty land out in Skyrim, and in Hearthfire you’ll be able to own up to three chunks of it to call home. In three holds, you’ll be able to purchase an empty spot to construct your dream home. The trouble is just finding where you can purchase! Out of all the holds in Skyrim, only three are selling. Below, we’ll tell you who to talk to to find the option to purchase, what you might need to do, and the cost of ownership. There’s a lot more work to be done after buying, so make sure to keep watching Game Front as we update you with all the Hearthfire details.

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Where to Buy Plots of Land

  • In Hjaalmarch, Falkreath, and The Pale a courier will be sent to inform you that land is up to purchase in one of these holds. If you are already a Thane, a courier will not be appear.
  • You can still use the Steward of each Jarl to purchase land, even if a courier is not sent.
  • Learn more details on purchasing land below. Once you’ve built your home, find out how to build with our Home Crafting Guide, or become a proud parent with our Adoption Guide.


  • Talk To: Aslfur or Sorli the Builder in Highmoon Hall (Morthal)
  • Cost: 5,000
  • Ask the steward about purchasing a home. Next you’ll find the option to buy land.
  • You may need to complete a simple radiant quest to allow purchases. Be sure to complete any misc. quests.

Falkreath Hold

  • Talk To: Nenya or Tekla in Jarl’s Longhouse (Falkreath)
  • Cost: 5,000
  • Ask the steward about purchasing a home. Next you’ll find the option to buy land.
  • You may need to complete a simple radiant quest to allow purchases. Be sure to complete any misc. quests.

The Pale

  • Talk To: Jarl Skald in White Hall (Dawnstar)
  • Cost: 5,000
  • Speak with Jarl Skald inside the White Hall, and ask to buy a new house. You’ll be able to purchase a plot of land to build on in The Pale.
  • You may need to complete a simple radiant quest to allow purchases. Be sure to complete any misc. quests.

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17 Comments on Skyrim: Hearthfire – Where to Buy Plots of Land


On September 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Blue palace is in solitude


On September 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Th Blue Palace is in Solitude, Hjaalmarch is what you mean**. :) thank you for the info!


On September 7, 2012 at 4:22 am

Blue palace is in solitude NOT mortal.. the reason that alsfur was in solitude was because your civil war mission

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 7, 2012 at 8:33 am


Thanks for the correction! The correct location to go to is Highmoon Hall in Morthal.


On October 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I ran into a small glitch on my existing game (before downloading the DLC): the Jarl of Dawnstar had the option to ask about buying land disappear from the list as soon as I moved to select it and it would not come up again. Anyone else run into this?


On October 26, 2012 at 2:27 am

I can not find the plot of land that i have bought and it is starting to get on my nerves somebody help PLEASE


On October 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

i think its marked as “not found” so yeah im pissed they havent released it for ps3:(


On December 15, 2012 at 3:20 am

Will there be other places to build, and ways to rent and make money with the other houses?


On January 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

I got hearthfire


On February 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Hearthfire finally came to the PS3, I bought it, installed it, went to Dawnstar and the Jarl will only talk about the supid civil war that has been over for a LOOOONG time. Anyone have a fix for this? I noticed it said I may have to comlete a radiant quest, can someone help please? Thanks!


On March 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

Why does it say to Be sure to complete any misc. quests. ???

Kevin Thielenhaus

On March 6, 2013 at 7:18 am


In some cities, the Jarl will not sell land to the player if their disposition isn’t high enough. Completing Radiant Quests for the Jarl will improve his mood towards the player — in one area, that appears to be practically a requirement. You don’t necessarily HAVE to complete misc. quests, but if the Jarl or their steward isn’t selling land, players might need to complete some misc. quests for them. It’s annoyingly complicated, I know!


On March 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

What you need to do is talk to the stewards usually. that is what I did and it worked perfectly. If you are having trouble finding your land plot, go to misc. quests and select it and it should bring you to your land.


On March 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

This was very helpful, i could have found them myself but i was being lazy, so i found your video, thank you.

won't work

On January 24, 2014 at 2:19 pm

i have done all of the quests for all of the jarls and it won’t let me buy any of the lands, i have the legendary edition of skyrim so hearthfire is already downloaded but the option to buy a plot of land won’t come up.
any1 have any suggestions?


On February 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm

@ won’t work

The legendary edition comes with all three add-ons already downloaded and on the disc, but you need to navigate to it and actually install it. After it’s installed you load skyrim like usual and all the add-on content (for whichever add-on you select, you can choose which ones to install and when to install them) will be available.

@ others

You have to complete some minor radiant quests for the people of the hold before the jarl will sell you the land, even after you complete the jarl’s quest. He likes you, but can’t just go selling land to you when his people don’t know who you are. After you complete 3 misc quests for the hold people you will be able to purchase land.

When you are ready to move load everything you have and then ride your horse to your new home and unload everything in a chest.


On March 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Is the dlc for X-box 360 to?