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Dave and Lucia are planning a big wedding and they want to buy their first home. They're paying for it all on their own, so they need an income property to make it all work. Scott takes this young ambitious couple to see a classic bungalow, a side-split and a contemporary bungalow.
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.
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.
Jerry and Amee met at work and it was love at first sight. Fast-forward one year later, and they're still working together as government environmental officers. These two have big plans! They're getting married, already talking about having a family and they've just purchased their first property: a 1960s suburban bungalow. They paid $406,000 for this suburban house ? and beat out 30 other buyers with an endearing note to the original owner! Amee's family is also headed in from the Philippines for the wedding and to help with their home reno. These new home-owners are stretched to the limit, and are now officially at risk of being house poor, long term! They've put all of their savings and investments into this house, and hope to create a basement income suite that will fund their big dreams of starting a family within the next three years and eventually fund trips to visit family overseas. The problem? They barely know a hammer from a saw. They need Income Property's help.
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.
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.
Karen and Kevin are a twenty-something suburban couple totally in love, totally committed and totally not on the same page. Kevin wants a real estate empire and Karen wants a nice home with an income suite to help pay for it. Scott settles this couple's differences, by showing them how to choose and renovate a comfortable home so that it has income potential.
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.
Sisters Liza, Mary and Stella team up to transform Liza's basement into a retirement apartment for their aging parents. Scott gives them two options: a 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom layout.
Ana and Rodrigo dream of someday building an orphanage in Rodrigo's native Ecuador and they're ready to invest in the first of many income properties to finance the plan. Scott shows them three different investment strategies in the form of a suburban semi, a single-family home, and an urban row house.
Cheryl and Amreed are in love but work and distance are keeping them apart. They want a home to start their lives in, but to afford it needs to have an income property. Scott helps them chose between a new-build in the suburbs, a mid-town bungalow, and an urban row house.
Jessica and Aaron are newly engaged, and they want to buy their first home, but they can't afford it unless it has an income property. Scott shows them a Semi-Detached Bungalow, a Three Storey Row House, and a New Build Semi.
Kathy just bought her first home. With her sister Fanche in tow, she's building an income property to cut down her mortgage payments. Scott gives them two options: a 1-bedroom or a 2-bedroom layout.
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