Who do I talk to to start the quest to buy the house in Riften? I have talked the Steward, the Jarl, and did a quest for the court mage, and still no quest started. Do I have to kill the dragon behind Riften, or is there some other way to do this?
This is done in three parts:
Part 1: Get into the good graces of the Jarl
How you do this is dependent on who controls the city during the Civil war:
Part 2: Become a champion of the people of Riften
Once the Jarl likes you, you'll be able to secure her trust by helping the people of Riften. Completing five miscellaneous objectives or favors in Riften will complete this step.
Part 3: Handle Riften's drug problem
There are three miscellaneous objectives you need to complete: "Helping Hand", "The Raid", and "Supply and Demand". You might've already completed these as part of the first two steps.
Once complete, you can purchase your new home for a cool 8,000 gold.
For a complete walkthrough, this is exactly what I did:
At this point, I received a new objective to speak to the Jarl. Upon speaking to her, she said she'd make me Thane once I purchased a house in Riften, which I was then allowed to do by speaking to the Steward.
You need to do as many quests as possible in the Riften area, particularly the quest that Wujeeta gives you who is at the Riften Fishery. You need to follow all of that quest line through to the end.
You also need to do quests for the people of Riften and for the Jarl. After you have done everything you should be able to buy the house.
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