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 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.

Monday
Oct 27

7am | 6c

Season 7, Episode 4

Sibling Rivalry over a Retirement-Funding Fixer-Upper

Alison and Deirdre are sisters, best friends, partners in crime, but most of all, nothing alike. Alison wants to buy her very first income property as a retirement investment, but Deirdre thinks it's risky and a hassle. Scott cuts through the sibling rivalry and helps Alison make smart decisions on finding an income property that will help secure her financial future.

Monday
Nov 10

8am | 7c

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 6

The Princess and the 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.

Monday
Nov 10

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 5

City Dreams, Small Town Budget

Jen and Brock dream of buying a home downtown, but it needs to have an income property if they want to afford it. Scott shows them a 100-year-old row house, a single-family home, and an east end duplex; before sky-high housing prices threaten to scare them away from buying altogether.

Sunday
Feb 8

7pm | 6c

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 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 7, Episode 8

Future Funds Rescue

Stephanie and Elise have saved, now they want to use their hard earned cash to buy an income property in the city. They want to start a family and they want maximum cash flow to start planning for the future. Scott helps them decide between a condo, a small detached home and a back-split, then helps it realize its income potential.

Tuesday
Jun 23

10am | 9c

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 11

Lost Focus and a Stalled Renovation

Andrew is a single guy working full-time and going to school part-time to complete his Masters degree. When he graduates in a month, he'll have to begin paying back his $80,000 student loan. That's not the only debt he's got to handle ? he bought a duplex from his grandparents 2 years ago. He rented the upper unit and moved into the main floor apartment which he started to renovate with an eye to recapturing the home's historic roots. When the upstairs tenant moved out a year ago he decided to convert the house back into a single family home and get room-mates to help cover the mortgage because he still needs the rental income. The entire house is now in various stages of renovation because he tried to do it all himself with help from family and friends to cut costs. He hasn't completed a single area because he's too busy with work and school. Now his big student loan is due on top of the mortgage and he urgently needs the extra income from renters that he was banking on - but the house is un-rentable! Andrew needs Income Property's help.

Monday
Aug 24

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 1

Same Rental, Twice the Income

Paul and Angela are fighting to save their small business, and to do it, they want to generate more cash flow by splitting their single-family rental into a duplex. Scott gives them two options: a 2 bedroom, or a souped-up 2 bedroom with a rooftop deck.

Tuesday
Aug 25

10am | 9c

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