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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.

Episodes

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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 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 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.

Wednesday
Jan 7

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.

Wednesday
Feb 25

8am | 7c

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 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 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 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 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 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

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