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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 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 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.

Saturday
Nov 22
12pm | 11c
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.

Monday
Nov 24
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.

Wednesday
Dec 17
11am | 10c
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 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 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 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.

Tuesday
May 26
9am | 8c
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
Season 10, Episode 2

New Love, New Rental

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.

Tuesday
Sep 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

Financial Catch Up

Robert and Stephanie are ready to buy their first home, but after two years of waiting for Robert's working papers, they need an income property to help catch-up on their finances. Scott helps them choose between a bungeloft, a detached duplex, and a single family home.

Monday
Oct 3
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 6

United We Buy

New parents Richard and Leanne want to start a college fund for their son. Their sister Michelle wants to invest in real estate. Instead of sitting on their hands, the trio joined forces and bought an income property. Scott gives them two options: 1 bedroom or 1 bedroom plus den, then helps build a basement apartment so their triplex turns a profit.

Thursday
Oct 27
7:30am | 6:30c

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