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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.

Episodes

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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 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.

Tuesday
May 12

11am | 10c

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

Making Sound Decisions for a Private, Profitable Income 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 8, Episode 1

Downtown Home, Suburb Pricing

Michael and Karen have a beautiful baby boy and a nice house in the suburbs. The only problem is that they never see each other because of Karen's two hour commute. They want to move downtown but need a home with an income property in order to afford it. Scott helps them decide between two homes right downtown, and a newer home just outside the downtown core.

Tuesday
May 26

10am | 9c

Tuesday
May 26

11am | 10c

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.

Thursday
Jun 18

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.

Thursday
Jun 18

10am | 9c

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.

Thursday
Jun 18

11am | 10c

Season 8, Episode 3

Love, Marriage and Investment Properties

Bryan and Marissa have been living with Marissa's mom for six years. They've saved up and now they want to buy an income property where they can live for now, and count on as an investment down the road, all with their wedding on the horizon. Scott helps them choose between a downtown duplex, a recently renovated duplex, and a beautiful suburban home.

Tuesday
Jun 23

8am | 7c

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.

Tuesday
Jun 23

9am | 8c

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 8, Episode 10

The Property Prodigy

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.

Tuesday
Jun 23

11am | 10c

Season 9, Episode 7

Unusual Requests

Tuesday
Jun 30

8am | 7c

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
Jun 30

9am | 8c

Season 9, Episode 2

Third Time's a Charm

Tuesday
Jun 30

10am | 9c

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
Jun 30

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.

Wednesday
Jul 15

8am | 7c

Season 7, Episode 5

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.

Wednesday
Jul 15

9am | 8c

Season 9, Episode 1

Making Mom Proud

Sisters Nicole and Michelle live in different cities, but now they've come together to invest their inheritance in an income property that would make their late mother proud. Scott shows them a turnkey property, a detached fixer upper, and a downtown row-house, then helps them agree on an investment strategy.

Wednesday
Jul 15

10am | 9c

Season 9, Episode 4

More Love More Money

Wednesday
Jul 15

11am | 10c

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