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Scott McGillivray and his team are experts at turning unused space in to money-making rentals. Check out some of their best remodels.

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Smart Home Improvements 46 Photos

Scott turns home improvements into cash value for these first-time buyers.

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Dramatic Transformations 14 Photos

Scott and his crew take drab spaces and create money-making showrooms.  

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About the Host

Scott McGillivray

An expert at turning real estate into real income, Scott works with homeowners and builders to transform wasted space into rentable units.
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About the Show

Scott McGillivray helps first-time homebuyers turn part of their home into a moneymaker to help with mortgage. In each episode, Scott presents the homeowners with options and they choose which part of the house to renovate into an apartment. We see the renovation and the amazing reveals.
Season 8, Episode 12

Frequent Flyer Family

Eve and Grant have a growing family, and are ready to buy their first home, but it needs to have an income property so they can afford to visit Grant's family in Australia every year. Scott takes them to see a detached bungalow, a purpose built triplex and a two-story family home.

Monday
Nov 10
11am | 10c
Season 71, Episode 33

Thirty-Something Investors

At 34 years old, Marko and Jackie have big dreams of saying sayonara to their jobs by the time they're 45, Scott shows them the difference between what makes a house a good home, and what makes a house a good investment. It's a race against time for these two, who know that without Scott's help, their current rut will remain their permanent routine.

Monday
Nov 24
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 8

Nelson & Sarah need to renovate their basement suite to attract a good tenant, stay on top of their expenses & fund the rest of their own renovations

Two years ago Nelson & Sarah bought this 1970s duplex in the heart of Little Portugal from Nelson's Dad. He'd rented it to tenants for years and it was in original condition when they took possession. They fixed up the main floor to express their own clean contemporary style. The basement apartment, however, is still stuck in the 70s with at least 10 different patterns of tile - it's a tile kaleidoscope! It desperately needs to be updated to attract the sort of tenant they want downstairs. They need Income Property's help.

Wednesday
Jan 7
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 7, Episode 12

Starting Small and Dreaming Big for a Financial Future in Real Estate

Sarah and Milo have dreams of earning a living in real estate. They want to buy their 1st home and income property, live in the smaller unit to maximize rental income, and eventually buy more properties. Scott helps this ambitious couple decide between a back-split on a ravine, a suburban duplex, and an older semi-detached home. Scott fights through an ugly reno to build a beautiful rental unit.

Monday
Feb 9
9am | 8c
Season 71, Episode 33

Thirty-Something Investors

At 34 years old, Marko and Jackie have big dreams of saying sayonara to their jobs by the time they're 45, Scott shows them the difference between what makes a house a good home, and what makes a house a good investment. It's a race against time for these two, who know that without Scott's help, their current rut will remain their permanent routine.

Wednesday
Feb 25
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 13

Channeling Rental Energy

Nasreen and Allan are in love and ready to buy their first home together. But Nasreen needs an income property with space to start her reiki business. Scott takes them to see a downtown semi, a two-unit semi and a storefront property.

Wednesday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
Season 7, Episode 12

Starting Small and Dreaming Big for a Financial Future in Real Estate

Sarah and Milo have dreams of earning a living in real estate. They want to buy their 1st home and income property, live in the smaller unit to maximize rental income, and eventually buy more properties. Scott helps this ambitious couple decide between a back-split on a ravine, a suburban duplex, and an older semi-detached home. Scott fights through an ugly reno to build a beautiful rental unit.

Monday
Apr 13
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 11

Invested Interests for an Investor Couple

Mike and Vita have saved up, and now they are ready to invest in their 1st income property to help fund their retirement. Scott helps this established couple choose between a semi-detached home, a retro 2-story home in a desirable neighbourhood, and a bungalow on a large lot. Scott then guides these new investors through a large, budget conscious renovation.

Tuesday
Apr 28
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 3

Baby Makes 3, Tenant Makes 4

Jeff and Kirsti are newlyweds who have outgrown their tiny city rental. With a baby on the way, they need Scott to show them how to balance an investment property that is also a home - large enough to accommodate their expanding family.

Tuesday
May 12
8am | 7c
Season 71, Episode 3

Carrying Costs for an Expecting Couple

Jason and Peky have a baby on the way, and a $100,000 student debt hanging over their heads. They need a home and income property where they can start their new family and take advantage of lower mortgage payments to pay back their loan. Scott takes this young, educated couple to see a ranch style bungalow, a classic bungalow and a raised bungalow; then puts safety first when building a beautiful rental unit.

Tuesday
May 12
10am | 9c
Season 70, Episode 52

Big City Reno for Couple's First Home

Dan and Tania are ready to buy their first home. They want to cut down their commuting time by living downtown, but to make it happen, they need their first home to also be their first income property. Scott helps them choose between a duplex, a triplex, and a Victorian row house; then renovates a beautiful income suite.

Tuesday
May 26
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 4

Basement Sacrifice Means a New Apartment and a New Home

Diana is a flight attendant and flying solo as a recently single parent to two boys. She'd been living in Costa Rica and has returned to Canada to raise her children. While she was still away she found this 1940s detached brick home and decided it would make a great home to raise her children in. Her parents scouted it, then Diana put in an offer and unexpectedly got it - sight unseen! Her parents have helped finance the purchase by providing a second mortgage. Diana's plan is to pay down the mortgages by creating a basement apartment where she and her boys will live for a year or two and rent out the two story, 3 bedroom home above. When her finances are more stable, she'll move back into the upper unit and rent the basement as a long term 2nd income. For the past two months, she's attempted some of the renovations and hasn't finished any single task except to completely gut what was a finished basement. Diana needs Income Property's help.

Tuesday
Aug 25
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

First and Second Impressions for a Newlywed Couple

Rita and Eric 'tied the knot' six months ago and have been living in the basement apartment at Rita's parents home. They've just bought a 1980s detached brick house nearby with its own 'in law suite'. Their first impressions of the house were great. They planned to move in upstairs right away and focus on getting the basement up, running and rented. However their second impression was very different. Once they took possession, they decided they could not live with the upstairs kitchen and tore it out. Without a kitchen in their new home, they are stuck at Mum & Dad's until it's finished. Renovating and renting this basement apartment will help them pay for the upstairs work and move into the house sooner rather than later. Renovating it into a safe suite is well beyond the skill sets of these newlyweds. Eric and Rita need Income Property's help.

Tuesday
Aug 25
8am | 7c

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