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 9
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
Jun 11
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.

Wednesday
Jul 29
9am | 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.

Friday
Jul 31
12am | 11c
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.

Friday
Jul 31
1am | 12c
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.

Friday
Aug 7
2am | 1c
Season 7, Episode 9

Making Sound Decisions

Mary and Bridge want to buy a home and income property to help fund their retirement and give them space for their new baby. Scott takes this country-loving family to see a character home in a small town, a new home next to a conservation area, and a massive 10-year old home in a bedroom community. Scott uses his soundproofing expertise to maximize privacy in the rental suite.

Saturday
Aug 29
7am | 6c
Season 9, Episode 5

Downsizing for the Dream

Lysa is a determined entrepreneur who's ready to follow her dream of growing her own business; but first, she needs to buy an income property to lower her monthly expenses. After choosing between a townhouse, bungalow, and a back-split, the reno gets tense when Lysa keeps changing the plans.

Monday
Oct 5
7pm | 6c
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
Oct 8
8pm | 7c
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.

Friday
Nov 13
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 10

Carrying Costs for an Expecting Couple

Jason and Peky have a baby on the way, and a $100,000 student debt hanging over their heads. They need a home and income property where they can start their new family and take advantage of lower mortgage payments to pay back their loan. Scott takes this young, educated couple to see a ranch style bungalow, a classic bungalow and a raised bungalow; then puts safety first when building a beautiful rental unit.

Saturday
Jan 9
11am | 10c
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.

Monday
Feb 15
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Thursday
Apr 6
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 23
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 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.

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

Built for Mom and Dad

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.

Tuesday
Feb 13
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

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