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Real estate agent Drew Levin and his partner, contractor Danny Perkins, have been friends since college and now run a successful renovation business together.  They strategically buy old or foreclosed homes in desirable locations, but rather than flipping them for a quick profit, they Renovate to Rent.   Using specific design plans, they transform these homes to attract top rental dollar.  Even though they’re young, they already own and manage over 70 homes, and the number just keeps growing.
Season 1, Episode 6

Triple Pain and Gain

Danny and Drew tour three investment properties before taking on their biggest challenge to date, a triplex. Now Danny is faced with the challenge of figuring out the best way to spend his $60,000 renovation budget across three different units. Half way through the project, Drew second guesses the purchase worrying that they may have made a costly mistake. Danny pushes to finish on time and on budget, knowing that this property could be their biggest success.

Wednesday
Oct 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Expanding on Profits

Danny and Drew explore three different properties before investing in the riskiest option. They go with a small house, that has a big lot size and room to expand. Danny knows that doubling the square footage of a home is no small undertaking. It will take a large renovation budget and careful planning. Danny spends $50,000 building a new two bedroom, one bath addition, plus $30,000 on upgrades in the existing house. While Danny wraps up his work, Drew feels the pressure to get the place rented out.

Wednesday
Oct 22
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Cashing In on Cosmetic Changes

Danny and Drew check out three properties before deciding to purchase a run down duplex in desperate need of cosmetic changes. With a renovation budget of $35,000 and the challenge of making over two kitchens and two bathrooms in only four weeks, the young landlords push past scheduling delays and minor setbacks determined to get the duplex rented and a return on their investment.

Wednesday
Jan 14
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Expanding on Profits

Danny and Drew explore three different properties before investing in the riskiest option. They go with a small house, that has a big lot size and room to expand. Danny knows that doubling the square footage of a home is no small undertaking. It will take a large renovation budget and careful planning. Danny spends $50,000 building a new two bedroom, one bath addition, plus $30,000 on upgrades in the existing house. While Danny wraps up his work, Drew feels the pressure to get the place rented out.

Tuesday
Feb 9
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 5

Bonus Room to Bedroom

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins don't always find the perfect place, but their business depends on them continuing to purchase and renovate investment properties. This time around, they have $250,000 to spend…but they don't like any of the places they tour. The first is a four-bedroom Victorian with great original woodwork and a finished kitchen. But the only major work it needs is new windows, which wouldn't make much of a difference in the rental price. Next, they look at a two-bedroom house with a weird layout. The bedrooms and bathrooms are nice, but the kitchen is boxed-in, and there's a second living room in the back of the house that's just wasted space. Finally, they tour a four-bedroom place that listed at $240,000. But they're only in there a few minutes before realizing that the renovations would put them way over budget.

Tuesday
Feb 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Thinking Outside the Walls

Drew and Danny tour three investment properties before deciding to purchase a duplex with a challenging layout. With an $80,000 renovation budget, Danny is forced to think outside of the existing walls creating an expanded kitchen, new bedrooms and a high end bathroom. The goal is to maximize the space as well as the rent.

Tuesday
Feb 16
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

University Upgrade

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins are looking in one of the most competitive rental markets in Minneapolis – student housing. The over-supply of rentals near the University of Minnesota makes it hard to get top-dollar on a place, so the guys need to spend their $300,000 budget on a place with lots of potential for renovation.

Tuesday
Feb 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Triple Pain and Gain

Danny and Drew tour three investment properties before taking on their biggest challenge to date, a triplex. Now Danny is faced with the challenge of figuring out the best way to spend his $60,000 renovation budget across three different units. Half way through the project, Drew second guesses the purchase worrying that they may have made a costly mistake. Danny pushes to finish on time and on budget, knowing that this property could be their biggest success.

Tuesday
Mar 1
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Wow Factor

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins started their rental property business in 2007 when the real estate market was on a downturn. Now that it's recovered, the guys have to re-invent themselves if they want their properties to get noticed and stay rented. This time, they have $340,000 to invest and three properties to consider – which is good, because it gives them a better chance to find a place with the potential to really wow tenants.

Tuesday
Mar 1
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Home Sweet Rental

Danny and Drew check out three investment properties before deciding to buy the house that has the most potential to feel like a home. Knowing that renters look for the same upgrades that homeowners look for in a house, Danny puts his renovation budget of $40,000 toward making over the tiny kitchen, bathroom and turning unused living space into a desirable master bedroom. Danny and Drew are hopeful that their home sweet rental approach will pay off in the end.

Tuesday
Mar 15
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Going Home Again

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins are looking to spend $400,000 on a new rental property…one of their biggest budgets yet. Drew surprises Danny with the first place - the house where they were roommates ten years ago. It's a great six-bedroom duplex, but the lower unit kitchen needs help, and the outdoor deck is falling apart. However, the yard is huge, and the upper unit is already rented for $2,800 per month. Next, they look at a three-bedroom place in Linden Hills, a desirable neighborhood that the guys have been trying to break into for years. In order for this one to work, it needs an $85,000 renovation that includes a kitchen extension and master suite addition. They ultimately decide against the risk of major construction, and buy the Green Monster duplex for $315,000. Danny's Achilles injury has healed, and he gets off crutches just in time to update the kitchen with a better layout, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash, and a five-foot island with barstool seating. Outside, they build a new cedar deck, complete with a custom built bags set – the same lawn game that the guys used to play when they lived here. Drew takes a risk by bringing in potential renters before construction is finished, but it pays off when they decide to rent the lower unit for $1,500 per month.

Tuesday
Apr 5
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 12

Backyard Blowout

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have up to $250,000 to spend on their next rental property…and Drew's got two places that are similar, but a little different. The first place is a four-bedroom house in the suburbs that's listed for $220,000. There is carpet everywhere that needs to be replaced with hardwood floors, and the third bathroom is in the garage. The next place is also a four-bedroom house listed for just five grand more than the first, at $225,000. And it's right in the heart of the city. Both properties need about thirty grand in renovations, and would get about $2,750 per month in rent.

Tuesday
Apr 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Adding An Attic Bathroom

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have up to $300,000 to spend on their next rental property…and their choices are a three-bedroom house and a six-bedroom duplex. They check out the $245,000 duplex first. Next, they look at the house, which is priced lower, at $205,000. It's right in the heart of the city, but there's only one bathroom and the bedrooms aren't great.

Tuesday
Apr 12
7:30am | 6:30c

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