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Scott McGillivray and his team are experts at turning unused space in to money-making rentals. Check out some of their best remodels.

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Smart Home Improvements 46 Photos

Scott turns home improvements into cash value for these first-time buyers.

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Dramatic Transformations 14 Photos

Scott and his crew take drab spaces and create money-making showrooms.  

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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.
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.

Wednesday
Oct 22
8am | 7c
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 8, Episode 4

Investing for Adventure

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.

Tuesday
Jan 20
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 20
11am | 10c
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 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 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
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 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 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
Sep 22
9am | 8c

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