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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.

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Dramatic Transformations

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

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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 11

Big City, Big Prices

Shannon and Yoni are in love and they're ready to buy a family home in the city; but to afford those big city prices, they need an income property. Scott shows them a semi-detached Victorian, a detached bungalow and a detached family home.

Thursday
Apr 30
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 9

Life Changes Fast

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.

Thursday
Apr 30
11pm | 10c
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
May 14
11pm | 10c
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 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 7, Episode 11

Invested Interests for an Investor Couple

Mike and Vita have saved up, and now they are ready to invest in their 1st income property to help fund their retirement. Scott helps this established couple choose between a semi-detached home, a retro 2-story home in a desirable neighbourhood, and a bungalow on a large lot. Scott then guides these new investors through a large, budget conscious renovation.

Friday
Aug 21
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 6

The Princess and the Rental

Erin needs to move out of her cramped condo so that she can have more space and a yard for her dogs. She wants her home and her finances to be princess perfect, so she needs a house with income property potential. Scott and Erin's friend Alana help her choose between two bungalows in the city, and beautiful suburban home.

Saturday
Aug 29
5pm | 4c
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.

Friday
Nov 6
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Monday
Feb 15
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 20
11am | 10c
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 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.

Monday
Aug 21
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 22
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Aug 23
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Aug 24
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Aug 25
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Aug 26
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 27
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 28
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 11, Episode 8

A Multi-Building Vacation Property with Chalet Charm

Shannon convinced her husband Noah to take a financial risk by purchasing a property in the country with four buildings on it. Luckily, one of the four buildings is already renter ready but now they need to get one more up and running so they can start covering their hefty carrying cost. To help Shannon prove this expensive investment will set their family up for success, Scott gives them two options: an interior makeover or an interior makeover with new windows and a deck build.

Tuesday
Aug 29
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 9

A Vacation Rental to Make a Dent in Some Serious Debt

Paddy bought his in-laws country home 10 years ago when its existence was threatened so he could ensure it stayed in the family for years to come. After a recent business deal gone wrong, he now needs to rethink his finances. Selling the lake house is out of the question, so with the help of his brother Brian, they're turning the lake house into an Income Property. Scott gives Paddy two options: an interior makeover with new windows or a remodel with new windows and a finished loft space.

Wednesday
Aug 30
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 10

A Savvy Savings Plan to Help Out with a New Addition to the Family

Jon and Kate need to start focusing on their family's fiscal future with the arrival of their baby boy, Dylan. To financially prepare for it, they want to renovate and rent their current home by the lake so they can maximize their rental income and start saving. Scott gives them two options: an interior facelift on select rooms or a remodel with some high-end finishes.

Thursday
Aug 31
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

A Vacation Rental Renovation to Help Supplement a Wedding

Edray and Jessica fell in love four years ago and got engaged one year ago. Now, they're eager to move on with their lives, plan a wedding and eventually buy a house together. To make these life plans financially feasible, this couple needs to renovate and rent Edray's dated vacation property to bring in more rental income. Scott gives them two options: an essential interior makeover or one with new floors throughout and bathroom upgrades.

Friday
Sep 1
4:30am | 3:30c

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