Re: Locked house question
I believe that the cost to unlock your house goes up every month to the point that it nearly costs you a new house to unlock the old one. When a house is locked, all the items stay exactly where they are. This means that your inside decorations are there but you just can't see them, and your yard decorations will stay visible forever if you never unlock your house. I know this because my neighbor has one of the ugliest yards in the world and hasn't played in over a year and I am forced to look at it every day.
"And Men spoke thereafter not of Elenna, nor of Andor the Gift that was taken away, nor of Númenórë on the confines of the world; but the exiles on the shores of the sea, if they turned towards the West in the desire of their hearts, spoke of Mar-nu-Falmar that was whelmed in the waves, Akallabêth the Downfallen, Atalantë in the Eldarin tongue."