Why can't I buy the Windhelm house (Hjerim)?
I've finished the Stormcloak storyline, and now cannot become a Thane of Windhelm without buying Hjerim. The Steward keeps saying something has happened and he can't sell it right now.
What the heck am I missing? I've been doing every random little quest from people in town I can find, hoping to unlock the house. I'm well over the 5/5 requirement of helping people.
I know there is a murder quest of some sort which involves the house, so you may need to complete that first.
@Wipqozn Is that the one the town npcs mention when you first get there? Or is it the one for Dark Brotherhood?
Arrrrrggggg me too!!!! I watched someone else solve the murder and I really want the house (It has a hidden room) but I cant get the house!!! I'm so sad now... =[
@Jim This was posted nearly 4 years ago. I have no idea if I had done the quest Blood on the Ice yet. As mentioned on other answers, at the time it was a bug no matter what you had done.