American Dream achievement in GTA 5

American Dream

GTA Online: Own an Apartment, Garage and an Insured Vehicle.

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How to unlock the American Dream achievement

  • LavindatharLavindathar1,874,722
    01 Oct 2013 01 Oct 2013 16 Nov 2013
    111 9 76
    Note - it seems this achievement can glitch if you buy the property in person. To be safe, buy the property through the website.


    This can be done relatively early on during GTAO, and hopefully this solution will save you some cash.

    Firstly, DO NOT buy any garage separately for this achievement (the ones that cost 30k ish)

    To unlock the achievement, you need to purchase a house, a garage and have an insured car.

    You get the insured car during the tutorials. If you lose this, just reinsure another (after tagging it). The tutorial shows you how to do this.

    Now, the cheapest garages are around 25k. Don't buy them, as mentioned earlier.

    The cheapest house is 80k I believe. I paid 87k for my first in Vespucci beach. You'll see in the description that this house 'comes with a 2 car garage'. This garage counts towards the achievement, making buying a 25k garage a complete waste (for the purposes of The achievement in the cheapest/fastest way). Obviously if you want more personal cars, buy one.

    So, for around 90k you can bag yourself this achievement.

    If you don't wish to earn the money legit, for £1.99 (UK) or $2.99 (US) you can purchase 100k for GTAO. I'm unsure of prices for Europe, and AUS so if someone comments ill edit in the info.

    EDIT - If you are victim of the glitch, save up enough cash to buy the cheapest apartment, 80k approx. Buy it off the Internet, and as soon as the achievement pops, power off your xbox. When you reload you will still have your money.

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    Moe GZthrough the website means by connecting to Internet from your phone in the game. (at first I thought it was on Rockstar Social Club website)
    Posted by Moe GZ on 28 Mar 14 at 00:08
    o P1P3L1N3 oFinally got this, thank's for the apartment solution ;)
    Posted by o P1P3L1N3 o on 27 Jun 16 at 19:23
    AnDo0 PwnZlol didn't even know this was an achievement until I got it on UHH 3. I have 3 garages, 4 apartments, 2 offices and a bunker. About 15-20 cars/bikes (all insured) but no achievement. I guess I'll try buying online but I'm fairly certain I've already bought some online.
    Posted by AnDo0 PwnZ on 20 Sep 17 at 22:34
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  • PJ76ukPJ76uk214,949
    08 Oct 2013 08 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013
    18 2 17
    I had already lost my insured car that you get at the start of the game by the time I had enough money for this so needed an insured car for this achievement - This is my solution and may not work for everyone. *For reference I have the Special Edition so unsure if that makes a difference*

    An easy way to get this achievement for the least outlay possible is to amass $80k and using your mobile navigate in the web app to the Dynasty 8 website (under Money and Services) and purchase the cheapest home which has a 2 car garage for $80k (The second cheapest is $87k). Once you have finished exploring your new home, use the mobile web app and this time select Travel and Transport and go to the Legendary Motorsport website, scroll down and order the Elegy RH8 car which is free if you have joined RockStar Social Club, with built in tracker and insurance, and the achievement will pop.

    If you vote negative please leave a comment on why so that I can improve this solution. Thanks

    [EDIT] Thanks to GoGoJesseyo for pointing out the Elegy RH8 is free if your gamertag is linked to RockStar Social Club clap

    [EDIT 2] a quick guide to making money :
    Boost cars and sell at Los Santos Customs - best prices are for SUVs (does not accept luxury cars) Can only be done once per day in game (approx 45 mins real time)
    Collect the cars Simeon asks you to find (wait till he texts and follow instructions)
    Hold up stores
    Mug AI people (lurking at ATMs is good for this)
    Kill other players and steal their money
    Race other people online
    Complete missions/jobs that people ask you to do
    Play on the stock market (Buy low sell high!)

    [EDIT 3] For those who have played GTA Online during October 2013
    R* is depositing $500,000 in online bank accounts for players to apologize for the issues that arose during the initial launch of the game - full details here

    http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51565/grand-th...
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    Harry RasingYes for me it worked just fine. Achievement popped up, pushed the Xbox button to fast and so the achievement description screen appeared.. Closed that window, pushed Xbox button again and choose dashboard.

    Game didn't save anything online. So you have enough time to quite after you made your purchase on the Dynasty webpage. :)
    Posted by Harry Rasing on 14 Oct 13 at 10:04
    pg88yeah worked for me as well. thanks alot. finally got the achievement without losing thousands of bucks :) greets
    Posted by pg88 on 14 Oct 13 at 22:56
    RCJ009 SKYFALLThanks man also worked for me. It works better than this site does at updating that I got the achievement lol.
    Posted by RCJ009 SKYFALL on 13 Nov 13 at 20:29
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