Future Funds Rescue

Scott adds $110,000 to the value of this home after his $50,000 renovation.
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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 4

More Love More Money

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.

Thursday
Apr 23
10pm | 9c
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
Jul 2
9pm | 8c
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 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.

Thursday
Aug 6
10pm | 9c
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 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 6, Episode 2

Less Tenants = More Money for a Triplex Owner who was Formerly Renting to International Students

Carol purchased this downtown triplex heritage home in the early 90s, for $393k. Since then, she has served as landlord, tenant, and handywoman to this property. In order to maintain her $1300/month mortgage payments, in combination with $25,000 worth of annual expenses, Carol housed foreign language students in various bedrooms throughout the house. Now, with the mortgage paid off and no longer up for a flurry of teenagers in and out, Carol has decided to revamp her dated, incomplete basement to become a self-contained unit. After years of makeshift renos and barebones facelifts, Carol is burnt out, and is unable to take on this task by herself. Carol has drained her savings account keeping this massive property afloat, and is desperate to again begin saving for retirement before it's too late. Carol needs Income Property help.

Thursday
May 5
9am | 8c
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 7

A Vacation Home with Rental Potential is Like Music to your Ears

Justin Rutledge, an award-winning musician, sold his city home to move to the country for some inspiration. He now needs to renovate and rent out his waterfront cabin to help supplement his irregular income. Scott gives Justin two options: an interior remodel to cover the basics or an interior model with an exterior upgrade to maximize curb appeal.

Wednesday
Mar 8
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 14

A Vacation Rental to Help Take Care of Mom

Sisters Jen and Elana recently bought a property next door to their mom. They want to renovate it so they can demand higher rental rates and bring in families who will treat the space carefully. That way, they can afford the waterfront property for the long haul to care for their mom once she retires. Scott gives the sisters two options: an interior facelift with a powder room build or a full interior remodel with a powder room build.

Monday
Sep 4
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 10, Episode 12

Country Cashflow

Rebecca and Stew left the city to follow their dreams in the country. To make ends meet, they need to cash in on local tourism with a vacation property. Scott gives them two options: convert a portion of their country home, or fully convert their freestanding art studio.

Monday
Sep 11
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.

Tuesday
Jan 30
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 8

Buying Solo

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.

Tuesday
Feb 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 9

Shaky Ground

Scott's friend Jen and her husband Paul bought and renovated a fixer upper in their dream neighborhood. To help pay for it all, they need an income suite in their basement. Scott gives them two options: a bachelor or a 1-bedroom layout; in one of his biggest challenges to date.

Tuesday
Feb 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 10

Big House Big Dreams

Leah and Stew made big sacrifices to save a down payment for their first home. Now they're counting on a rental unit to help them with the mortgage. Scott gives them the option between a 2 or 3-bedroom layout.

Tuesday
Mar 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 11

Luxury Retreat

Roz and Katherine need an escape from the limelight. But to help them afford it, they need to transform their outdated cottage into an upscale rental retreat. Scott gives them two options: one with a high-end master and more luxurious upgrades.

Tuesday
Mar 13
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 12

Country Cashflow

Rebecca and Stew left the city to follow their dreams in the country. To make ends meet, they need to cash in on local tourism with a vacation property. Scott gives them two options: convert a portion of their country home, or fully convert their freestanding art studio.

Tuesday
Mar 20
7:30am | 6:30c

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