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Build large high-value cities quickly without cheating #1186
Updated: 7/10/03 OS/platforms(s): All Versions: All

Contributor/author(s): John Musacha

The loan interest rate in the simulation is 20%. The return on high-density, high-value zoning, however, even with modest tax rates of 6-7%, is closer to 30% or higher, making the use of the loans an almost no-risk option, thereby allowing you to build up a city quickly without ever cheating. One must be careful to spend your loan money on high-density zoning and parks though, and not frivolously.

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