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 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.

Thursday
Apr 2
8pm | 7c
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.

Friday
May 8
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 3

Baby Makes 3, Tenant Makes 4

Jeff and Kirsti are newlyweds who have outgrown their tiny city rental. With a baby on the way, they need Scott to show them how to balance an investment property that is also a home - large enough to accommodate their expanding family.

Thursday
May 21
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.

Saturday
May 30
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 5

Big City Reno for Couple's First Home

Dan and Tania are ready to buy their first home. They want to cut down their commuting time by living downtown, but to make it happen, they need their first home to also be their first income property. Scott helps them choose between a duplex, a triplex, and a Victorian row house; then renovates a beautiful income suite.

Saturday
Jun 27
3pm | 2c
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 13
4pm | 3c
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.

Saturday
Oct 17
8am | 7c
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
Oct 22
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Nov 13
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Bidding for Retirement

Fab and Miranda want to invest in real estate so they can fund their upcoming retirement. Scott shows them a country duplex, a new build, and a property up for auction, before helping them decide on the first of hopefully many investment properties.

Saturday
Nov 14
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 15

Fostering Independence

Rob and Heidi's foster kids are coming of age. To prepare them for life on their own, they're building a basement suite where they can be independent but still close to home. Scott gives them two options: a 2-bedroom or a 3-bedroom layout.

Friday
Dec 4
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 3

Taking Control of Finances by Finishing a Long Neglected Renovation

Nadia & Gino met online five years ago when they were divorced single parents with challenging careers. They married earlier this year but their household income has been cut in half due to lost jobs and a poor economy, and as a result, they're eating up their savings quickly. Gino decided that property might offer a more secure financial future so he bought this duplexed 60s bungalow in small town suburbia and rented out both units. The extra income from this property is essential for them to move forward towards a secure financial future but six months ago the basement tenant moved out and they decided to upgrade the apartment to try and attract a higher rent for the space. To save money Gino took a stab at doing some of the renovations himself - but the place is now gutted and uninhabitable and they've lost months of much needed revenue. They've got limited resources to finish the job and they're stuck wondering what to do next. They need Income Property help.

Thursday
May 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 11, Episode 1

Foundation for Love

Barry and his girlfriend, Jenn, need to rent Barry's cabin to help put his kids through college and to help save for he and Jenn's future together. This is a second relationship for both Barry and Jenn so owning a home together represents their chance to 'start over.' Scott gives them two options: a cosmetic interior update or an interior update with upgrades and a screened in porch.

Wednesday
Mar 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 1

Foundation for Love

Barry and his girlfriend, Jenn, need to rent Barry's cabin to help put his kids through college and to help save for he and Jenn's future together. This is a second relationship for both Barry and Jenn so owning a home together represents their chance to 'start over.' Scott gives them two options: a cosmetic interior update or an interior update with upgrades and a screened in porch.

Thursday
Mar 30
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 2

Second Time Around for a Second Family Vacation Rental

Mother and daughter duo, Lynne and her daughter Heather have already been through the pain of selling their family vacation home once before due to carrying costs. Now that they have a new country home in their family, they need to renovate and rent it so it's affordable. Scott gives them two options: a full interior makeover or a full makeover with the addition of their Bunkie for extra sleep capacity.

Thursday
Apr 6
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 3

A Pricey Property Payback to Stay Close with the Family

Alex and Casey have 3 kids and dreamed of owning a lake house near Casey's mom's property. When a rare opportunity came up to buy one down the street from her, they jumped at the chance. Doing so has set them back financially and now need rental income. Scott gives them two options: a cosmetic update or cosmetic update with a full kitchen and bathroom gut.

Thursday
Apr 13
8am | 7c
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.

Thursday
Apr 20
8am | 7c
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.

Thursday
Apr 20
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Thursday
Apr 27
8am | 7c
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
Apr 27
8:30am | 7:30c

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