You've got questions, we've got answers... I just wrote that didn't I. Before you run, the team behind the MMORPG Anarchy Online answers seven universal questions posed by us pleebs (as in plebians) over at the AOforge. A sprinkling:
Q:There's also the rumor that the highest-level (and/or richest) players might be able to buy their own house that is visible in the outside world. If this is true, how long do you think it will take for players to be come sufficiently powerful or rich enough to be able to buy homes? Would there be a problem with overcrowding of homes a couple of years down the road?
A:Avoiding overcrowding and ghost suburbias of player created houses, are the reasons why we have chosen to give out apartments over housing. It is possible that it will be possible to buy houses later on, but on the release we will only have player apartments.