Future Funds Rescue

Scott adds $110,000 to the value of this home after his $50,000 renovation.
DIY Insider
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 1

Making Mom Proud

Sisters Nicole and Michelle live in different cities, but now they've come together to invest their inheritance in an income property that would make their late mother proud. Scott shows them a turnkey property, a detached fixer upper, and a downtown row-house, then helps them agree on an investment strategy.

Thursday
Apr 16
5pm | 4c
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.

Friday
May 8
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Jul 16
6pm | 5c
Season 7, Episode 6

Taking Care of Mom and Dad with an Income-Generating Property

Kuo-Bao and Megan are an energetic young couple looking to buy their first home and income property. They want to start earning extra income to give Kuo-Bao's parents a comfortable retirement. Scott helps them choose between a detached fixer-upper, a townhouse, and a semi-detached home, then spearheads the income suite reno.

Friday
Aug 14
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 6

Financial Catch Up

Robert and Stephanie are ready to buy their first home, but after two years of waiting for Robert's working papers, they need an income property to help catch-up on their finances. Scott helps them choose between a bungeloft, a detached duplex, and a single family home.

Friday
Sep 11
12am | 11c
Season 10, Episode 16

Income for the Animals

Kim and Tracy want to fulfill their dream of someday helping animals and retiring to Mexico by building an income suite in their basement. Scott gives them two options: a spacious 1-bedroom or a 3-bedroom layout.

Friday
Dec 4
1:30am | 12:30c
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
Jan 9
7am | 6c
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.

Thursday
Aug 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 4
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 4
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 8
11am | 10c
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 10, Episode 13

Checks on the Beach

Andrea and Mike need to transform their humble waterfront vacation property into a moneymaker so they can save for retirement. Scott gives them two options: Both with major interior upgrades, and one with full patio overhaul.

Monday
Sep 18
7:30am | 6:30c

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