Income Property Designer Tips

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.

Episodes

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Season 8, Episode 2

Family Effort

After suffering the sudden and tragic loss of her husband, Deb decides she wants to help her daughter Sarah and her son-in-law Matt buy a home with an income property to start them on the right foot. Mom will live in the suite until she gets back on her feet, then Matt and Sarah will rent it out down the road. Scott and the trio tour a new build, a bungalow, and a 2-story home with student rental potential.

Monday
Nov 10

9am | 8c

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.

Saturday
Nov 22

12pm | 11c

Season 8, Episode 8

Affording the Dream

Nick and Karen are trying to start a family. They want to upsize from their condo, but to afford the house of their dreams, it has to have an income property. While they wait for the stork to arrive, Scott shows them a Victorian Triplex, an American Colonial home, and a Tudor-style home.

Monday
Nov 24

10am | 9c

Season 8, Episode 7

Blended Family, Expensive Future

Sarah and Jim are blending their families, and together they have five daughters to put through college. They're gearing up for an expensive future with an ambitious investment plan to buy four income properties in five years. Scott helps them decide between a detached back-split, a tenanted semi-detached bungalow, and a single family home.

Tuesday
Jan 20

10am | 9c

Season 8, Episode 11

Pay Day Wedding

Dave and Lucia are planning a big wedding and they want to buy their first home. They're paying for it all on their own, so they need an income property to make it all work. Scott takes this young ambitious couple to see a classic bungalow, a side-split and a contemporary bungalow.

Monday
Feb 9

10am | 9c

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 9

Digging out of Debt

After attempting a career change, Joe fell into serious financial trouble. He needs to downsize to a smaller home with an income property so he can pay down his looming debts. Scott shows Joe and his brother a detached two-storey home, a semi-detached bungalow, and a split-level duplex.

Tuesday
Apr 28

10am | 9c

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 7, Episode 7

Landlord's Apprentice

Andrew wants to nab his first home and income property. With his friend and future business partner Chris along for the ride, Scott mentors these real estate rookies as they tour 3 bungalows: One with a pool, one with potential student renters, and one with an attractive price point. Scott uses his vast experience to keep costs low during the reno.

Tuesday
May 26

8am | 7c

Season 7, Episode 9

Hot Rental Property

Mary and Bridge want to buy a home and income property to help fund their retirement and give them space for their new baby. Scott takes this country-loving family to see a character home in a small town, a new home next to a conservation area, and a massive 10-year old home in a bedroom community. Scott uses his soundproofing expertise to maximize privacy in the rental suite.

Tuesday
May 26

9am | 8c

Season 9, Episode 2

Third Time's a Charm

Cory and Julie want a larger home for their growing family, but to afford it, it needs to have an income property. After two failed real estate ventures, they are hoping Scott can help make the third time the charm. He helps them chose between a detached bungaloft, a county dream home, and a suburban bungalow.

Tuesday
Jun 30

10am | 9c

Season 9, Episode 4

More Love More Money

Cheryl and Amreed are in love but work and distance are keeping them apart. They want a home to start their lives in, but to afford it needs to have an income property. Scott helps them chose between a new-build in the suburbs, a mid-town bungalow, and an urban row house.

Wednesday
Jul 15

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

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