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Ann-Marie and Scott have big dreams of traveling the world, and to help finance their adventures, they need to invest in an income property. Scott helps them choose between a downtown condo, a house with student rental potential, and a 2-unit bungalow.
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.
Sidra has sacrificed and saved. Now she's ready to invest all of it into an income property. With Sidra's father along for the ride, Scott shows them three very different investment strategies in the form of a purpose built duplex, an Edwardian semi-detached, and a renovated bungalow.
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.
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.
Rosalina and Arun bought a stunning 1897 grand detached Victorian home. In the past it has been a rooming house and a hair salon with residential units. Their initial intention was to live on the second & third floors and continue to rent out the main floor and basement separately and use the income to bring the house back to its original splendour. Fast-forward 5 years and major basement apartment issues later (flood, mould, asbestos, etc.), and Arun and Rosalina are exhausted financially and emotionally. Now with Arun's 3 kids moving in they need to maximize their living space and take over the main floor in addition to the upper two floors for everyone's sanity. They have lost their vision with the basement apartment due to all the setbacks. They need Income Property's help.
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.
Jerry and Amee met at work and it was love at first sight. Fast-forward one year later, and they're still working together as government environmental officers. These two have big plans! They're getting married, already talking about having a family and they've just purchased their first property: a 1960s suburban bungalow. They paid $406,000 for this suburban house ? and beat out 30 other buyers with an endearing note to the original owner! Amee's family is also headed in from the Philippines for the wedding and to help with their home reno. These new home-owners are stretched to the limit, and are now officially at risk of being house poor, long term! They've put all of their savings and investments into this house, and hope to create a basement income suite that will fund their big dreams of starting a family within the next three years and eventually fund trips to visit family overseas. The problem? They barely know a hammer from a saw. They need Income Property's help.
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.
New couple Andrew and Maria just bought the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood, but they need an income suite to manage their huge mortgage. Scott gives them two options: a 2 bedroom or a 3 bedroom; then transforms their upper floor into a stunning rental.
Erin needs to move out of her cramped condo so that she can have more space and a yard for her dogs. She wants her home and her finances to be princess perfect, so she needs a house with income property potential. Scott and Erin's friend Alana help her choose between two bungalows in the city, and beautiful suburban home.
Jaime is a single dad and filmmaker with an unusual request. He's looking for a home for him and is son; but wants it to have a commercial rental to help him afford it. With his friend along for the ride, Scott helps Jaime decide between living above a restaurant, a barbershop, or owning a pair of condos.
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.
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