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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 7, Episode 2

Home Sweet Income Property

Karen and Kevin are a twenty-something suburban couple totally in love, totally committed – and totally not on the same page. Kevin wants a real estate empire and Karen wants a nice home with an income suite to help pay for it. Scott settles this couple's differences, by showing them how to choose and renovate a comfortable home so that it has income potential.

Wednesday
Oct 22
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 1

Buying a House with Help from Mom and Dad

Marli and Toby want to buy a house together and they want it to be an income property. They've borrowed a down payment from Marli's parents and need an income property to help them pay back the debt. Scott helps them decide between single-family homes with income potential, and an existing duplex then gets it ready to rent.

Monday
Oct 27
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.

Monday
Nov 10
7am | 6c
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 70, Episode 63

Taking Care of Mom and Dad with an Income-Generating Property

Kuo-Bao and Megan are an energetic young couple looking to buy their first home and income property. They want to start earning extra income to give Kuo-Bao's parents a comfortable retirement. Scott helps them choose between a detached fixer-upper, a townhouse, and a semi-detached home, then spearheads the income suite reno.

Wednesday
Jan 7
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 6

Rosalina & Arun are burnt out & need to finish their basement renovation so they can concentrate on finishing their own living space for their family

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.

Tuesday
Jan 20
7:30am | 6:30c
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 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
Mar 30
7am | 6c
Season 5, Episode 10

Reena & Kulvir Need to Rent Their Basement Unit so They can Save to Add a Second Story to Their Home

Reena and Kulvir are newlyweds and have recently bought their first home. This modest two bedroom 1960s house appealed to them because it's located in an older suburb not far from their parents, but most importantly it had an income suite in the basement which would help to pay the bills and let them plan a family without worrying about lost income. They also have a few other dreams ? building a second story on the house to accommodate that family, postgraduate education and one day, a world trip to visit relatives around the globe. They've just moved in and the first step is to get this income property rented but the space is dated and dingy and they have no design creativity or construction experience to know what to do in order to attract the kind of tenant they want. They need Income Property's help.

Thursday
Apr 23
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Apr 23
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 7

Unusual Requests

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.

Thursday
Apr 23
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 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.

Monday
Dec 12
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 11

Big City, Big Prices

Shannon and Yoni are in love and they're ready to buy a family home in the city; but to afford those big city prices, they need an income property. Scott shows them a semi-detached Victorian, a detached bungalow and a detached family home.

Tuesday
Jul 4
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

Wrestling with Real Estate

Former Pro Wrestler Adrian and his fiance Jen are about to get married, go on a honeymoon and buy a home to start their lives in, but to help keep their books balanced, it needs to have an income property. Scott helps them choose between a detached two-storey home, a model home, and a midtown bungalow.

Tuesday
Jul 11
6:30am | 5:30c

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