Future Funds Rescue

Scott adds $110,000 to the value of this home after his $50,000 renovation.
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DIY Insider

Behind the Scenes of Income Property 5 Videos

We put host Scott McGillivray up to some funny challenges on set plus learn Scott's secret talent! 

45 Makeovers
45 Makeovers

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

See the Complete Renovations
ON HGTV
ON HGTV

Dramatic Transformations

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

Before and Afters
WEB EXCLUSIVES ON HGTV
WEB EXCLUSIVES ON HGTV

Video Highlights

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.
All About Scott

About the show

Contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray takes new homeowners under his wing and guides them through the renovation and rental of their first Income Property. Whether it's transforming basements into cash-generating apartments, or turning unused rooms into incredible rental suites, Scott guides these brand new landlords through the entire process, all the way until they cash their first rental check.
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 9
8pm | 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.

Thursday
Jul 16
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Jul 30
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 2

Home Sweet Income Property

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.

Friday
Jul 31
2am | 1c
Season 7, Episode 12

Starting Small, Dreaming Big

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.

Thursday
Aug 13
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 10

Moving Up, Paying Down

Sherief, Christine, and their 4 kids have outgrown their small, 3-bedroom home. They need to upsize, but they can't afford to without an income property. Scott helps them choose between a custom home, a new build, and a suburban home.

Wednesday
Aug 19
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 3

Love, Marriage and Investments

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.

Saturday
Aug 29
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 3

Rent Cheques for a Cause

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.

Friday
Sep 4
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 4

Fishing Dreams, Rental Reality

Astrid and Sheldon decided to buy a vacation property after a tough year made them realize life is too short. The only way to keep their lake house dreams a reality is to renovate and rent out the space to offset the carrying costs. Scott gives them two options: an interior facelift or an interior facelift with a massive Boathouse deck to get top dollar.

Tuesday
Feb 2
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 10
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Putting Family First with Another Baby on the Way

Nuala and Dave are a busy couple with three small kids and another one on the way. They love spending time at their lake house but with their family expanding so are their costs of living and now renting the lake house is their only way to keep it. Scott gives them two options: an interior makeover or an all seasons reno to maximize their income.

Saturday
Feb 20
9am | 8c
Season 11, Episode 13

TA Rental Refresh to Make a Profitable Investment

Real estate investor, Dan, needs to renovate his worst performing vacation rental to make it a profitable investment. The property is in a great location, has good bones but is in major need of a cosmetic overhaul. To get things moving along, Dan enlists his brother Matt. Scott gives them two options: an interior facelift or a reduced interior facelift with a garage master suite addition.

Thursday
Aug 25
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 6

She's on a Mission of Independence

Caitlyn, a hard working young woman, needs to figure out the best way to cover the costs of her new lake house while also building her financial future. With her Dad Ron by her side, she is now ready to turn her dated property into a modern vacation rental. Scott gives Caitlyn two options: a mini facelift to cover the essentials or an interior remodel with some high-end finishes.

Tuesday
Oct 4
11am | 10c
Season 11, Episode 13

TA Rental Refresh to Make a Profitable Investment

Real estate investor, Dan, needs to renovate his worst performing vacation rental to make it a profitable investment. The property is in a great location, has good bones but is in major need of a cosmetic overhaul. To get things moving along, Dan enlists his brother Matt. Scott gives them two options: an interior facelift or a reduced interior facelift with a garage master suite addition.

Thursday
Jun 22
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 1

Indecision & Doubt for Two Homeowners that Can't Agree on How to Finish Things

Cliff and Thyrza bought this 1950s bungalow in an older suburb. After purchasing the house three years ago, they spent $100k completely renovating the main floor to make it their own. But there is unfinished business in the basement. They originally intended to finish the basement and rent it out, but over time have started to use some of the space. Cliff moved his office to the basement and Thyrza has claimed the laundry room as her own. They are now ready to get back on track with the original plan. The only problem? They can't agree on how it should be renovated. Cliff would like to see two apartments in the basement, whereas Thyrza is not willing to give up her laundry room. Cliff and Thyrza need Income Property help.

Saturday
Jun 24
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Jun 26
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.

Monday
Jul 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 3

Caring for Mom

Vic needs to pay for his aging mother's care by converting her old apartment into a money making income property. Scott gives him two options: a large 1-bedroom layout, or a 2-bedroom.

Monday
Jul 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Higher Earning

Joe and Nellie need to fund their teenagers' college educations, so they invested in an income property. They already have a tenant on the ground floor, so Scott gives them two options for the basement: a 2 bedroom or a 3 bedroom suite, then helps build a 2nd apartment so they can build their savings.

Monday
Jul 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

No Pension, No Problem

Jeff and Lee plan to fund their retirement with multiple income properties. Scott gives them two options for the basement: a 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom; then helps turn their second property into a moneymaker.

Monday
Jul 24
7:30am | 6:30c

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