About the show

Real estate agent Drew Levin and his partner, contractor Danny Perkins, have been friends since college and now run a successful renovation business together. They strategically buy old or foreclosed homes in desirable locations, but rather than flipping them for a quick profit, they Renovate to Rent . Using specific design plans, they transform these homes to attract top rental dollar. Even though they’re young, they already own and manage over 70 homes, and the number just keeps growing.

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Season 2, Episode 1

Disco Era Demo

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins search for a single-family home to add to their roster of rental properties. With $350,000 to invest, they tour a three bed/two bath house for $305,000 that needs at least $25,000 in bathroom and kitchen remodels. Next, they look at a place with four bedrooms and two baths - it's priced at only $220,000 but needs all new wiring and an exterminator. Finally, they tour another three bed/two bath home on a half-acre lot with views of downtown Minneapolis. It's in a prime location, but looks straight out of the seventies. And at $340,000, there's not a lot of room to make improvements. They ultimately decide to purchase the most expensive place because of it's potential for premium rental income.

Wednesday
May 6
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Dining Room Do-Over

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins check out up and coming neighborhoods with $200,000 to spend on a new rental property. They tour two homes - both have three bedrooms and one bathroom, and both are listed at $185,000. The first one has an open floor plan and a large dining room with great woodwork, but the bathroom needs a remodel. The second place has a completely updated bathroom and three newly renovated bedrooms. The living room is tiny, but they decide to purchase this one because the kitchen is so large that they can use the formal dining room as a fourth bedroom...and increase the return on their investment.

Wednesday
May 6
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Drew Takes Over

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have $230,000 to spend on a new rental property. They tour a four-bedroom house that's listed at $185,000 and a duplex for $200,000. Both need about $15,000 in renovations. The repairs in the house are straightforward, but the duplex has an upper unit with a funky layout that Danny finds challenging. Plus, he just had surgery on a torn Achilles tendon and will have to rely on Drew to do most of the renovations. Drew prefers the duplex and promises to help as much as possible to make this one work. He teams up with licensed contractor Andy Corbin to realize Danny's plan of a better layout in the one-bedroom apartment. They update the kitchen a space-spaving island that features hidden fridge and freezer drawers, and turn an un-used area under the pitched roof into a breakfast nook with a custom built banquette seating. Without having to touch the lower unit, they get it rented for $1,500 per month, and the upper unit goes for $1,300 per month thanks to the guys' planning and hard work.

Wednesday
May 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Bonus Room to Bedroom

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins don't always find the perfect place, but their business depends on them continuing to purchase and renovate investment properties. This time around, they have $250,000 to spend...but they don't like any of the places they tour. The first is a four-bedroom Victorian with great original woodwork and a finished kitchen. But the only major work it needs is new windows, which wouldn't make much of a difference in the rental price. Next, they look at a two-bedroom house with a weird layout. The bedrooms and bathrooms are nice, but the kitchen is boxed-in, and there's a second living room in the back of the house that's just wasted space. Finally, they tour a four-bedroom place that listed at $240,000. But they're only in there a few minutes before realizing that the renovations would put them way over budget.

Wednesday
May 6
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

University Upgrade

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins are looking in one of the most competitive rental markets in Minneapolis - student housing. The over-supply of rentals near the University of Minnesota makes it hard to get top-dollar on a place, so the guys need to spend their $300,000 budget on a place with lots of potential for renovation.

Wednesday
May 6
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 9

Recording Studio Rehab

For their next rental property investment, real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have a budget of $250,000 and a couple of weird properties to consider. The first place is a duplex that's listed for $145,000. Neither of the units smell good, and every single room needs attention. But with a renovation investment of $55,000, they could eventually get $2,400 a month in rent. The second place is a 3,000 square foot Victorian home that had been previously used as a recording studio. At $190,000, it's priced higher than the first. But once they spend $40,000 on renovations, they could pull in $3,000 a month in rent.

Wednesday
May 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Dining Room Do-Over

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins check out up and coming neighborhoods with $200,000 to spend on a new rental property. They tour two homes - both have three bedrooms and one bathroom, and both are listed at $185,000. The first one has an open floor plan and a large dining room with great woodwork, but the bathroom needs a remodel. The second place has a completely updated bathroom and three newly renovated bedrooms. The living room is tiny, but they decide to purchase this one because the kitchen is so large that they can use the formal dining room as a fourth bedroom...and increase the return on their investment.

Tuesday
Jul 5
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Drew Takes Over

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have $230,000 to spend on a new rental property. They tour a four-bedroom house that's listed at $185,000 and a duplex for $200,000. Both need about $15,000 in renovations. The repairs in the house are straightforward, but the duplex has an upper unit with a funky layout that Danny finds challenging. Plus, he just had surgery on a torn Achilles tendon and will have to rely on Drew to do most of the renovations. Drew prefers the duplex and promises to help as much as possible to make this one work. He teams up with licensed contractor Andy Corbin to realize Danny's plan of a better layout in the one-bedroom apartment. They update the kitchen a space-spaving island that features hidden fridge and freezer drawers, and turn an un-used area under the pitched roof into a breakfast nook with a custom built banquette seating. Without having to touch the lower unit, they get it rented for $1,500 per month, and the upper unit goes for $1,300 per month thanks to the guys' planning and hard work.

Tuesday
Jul 12
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Wow Factor

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins started their rental property business in 2007 when the real estate market was on a downturn. Now that it's recovered, the guys have to re-invent themselves if they want their properties to get noticed and stay rented. This time, they have $340,000 to invest and three properties to consider - which is good, because it gives them a better chance to find a place with the potential to really "wow" tenants. The first place is cute, five-bedroom, "grandma" style house that's listed for $250,000. The master suite has a weird vanity sink inside the bedroom, but everything else looks good...especially the blank basement, which the guys can turn into a great hangout space. The next house is a six-bedroom duplex, listed for $315,000. The lower unit is already rented, so the guys tour the upper unit, where they find decent looking rooms, but no wow factor. Upon second look, they realize the alcove in the L-shaped living room might work as a bar that would appeal to young, single tenants. Finally, they move on to a great looking three-bedroom listed at $220,000 - the lowest price yet. It has beautiful hardwood floors and a finished basement, but there's no room for improvement. Until they reach the attic, where Danny proposes raising the roof and building a huge master suite. When it comes time to make a decision, both Danny and Drew like the "roof removal" property, but it doesn't have the best rent potential. "Grandma's house" could pull in almost $3,000 in rent, but the "speakeasy" duplex would easily get $4,000 per month. The guys are excited to build their first bar, so they go all out with retro-style details, including silver damask wallpaper, faux tin ceiling panels, and custom-built cabinetry wrapped in leather panels and topped with a galvanized steel countertop. They also upgrade the bathroom down the hall with a new tile floor, a custom shelving unit that fits against the existing vanity, and an art deco inspired tub surround. With just $13,000 in renovations, the upper unit now stands out enough to bring in $2,600 per month in rent.

Tuesday
Aug 16
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 9

Recording Studio Rehab

For their next rental property investment, real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have a budget of $250,000 and a couple of weird properties to consider. The first place is a duplex that's listed for $145,000. Neither of the units smell good, and every single room needs attention. But with a renovation investment of $55,000, they could eventually get $2,400 a month in rent. The second place is a 3,000 square foot Victorian home that had been previously used as a recording studio. At $190,000, it's priced higher than the first. But once they spend $40,000 on renovations, they could pull in $3,000 a month in rent.

Tuesday
Aug 23
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 11

Construction Obstructions

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have up to $400,000 to spend on their next rental property...and three varying properties to consider. First, they stop at a seven-bedroom house that's listed for $360,000. It's been divided into four units, but is only permitted for three units. The next place is a four-bedroom house for $180,000. It's in a great location and has a spacious basement living area, but every room needs an update. The third house has three bedrooms and is listed at just $110,000. It's priced low, but there's paneling everywhere and only one bathroom.

Tuesday
Sep 6
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 12

Backyard Blowout

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have up to $250,000 to spend on their next rental property...and Drew's got two places that are similar, but a little different. The first place is a four-bedroom house in the suburbs that's listed for $220,000. There is carpet everywhere that needs to be replaced with hardwood floors, and the third bathroom is in the garage. The next place is also a four-bedroom house listed for just five grand more than the first, at $225,000. And it's right in the heart of the city. Both properties need about thirty grand in renovations, and would get about $2,750 per month in rent.

Tuesday
Sep 13
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

Adding An Attic Bathroom

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins have up to $300,000 to spend on their next rental property...and their choices are a three-bedroom house and a six-bedroom duplex. They check out the $245,000 duplex first. Next, they look at the house, which is priced lower, at $205,000. It's right in the heart of the city, but there's only one bathroom and the bedrooms aren't great.

Tuesday
Sep 20
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

Attention to Rental Detail

Danny and Drew size up three investment properties before purchasing the riskier option that appears to have the biggest profit potential. With a vision for adding a bathroom, bedrooms and an overall upgraded space, Danny pushes the $50,000 renovation budget to its limit. He brings in high-end finishes in hopes that it will pay off in higher rent.

Monday
Sep 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Cashing In on Cosmetic Changes

Danny and Drew check out three properties before deciding to purchase a run down duplex in desperate need of cosmetic changes. With a renovation budget of $35,000 and the challenge of making over two kitchens and two bathrooms in only four weeks, the young landlords push past scheduling delays and minor setbacks determined to get the duplex rented and a return on their investment.

Monday
Oct 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Expanding on Profits

Danny and Drew explore three different properties before investing in the riskiest option. They go with a small house, that has a big lot size and room to expand. Danny knows that doubling the square footage of a home is no small undertaking. It will take a large renovation budget and careful planning. Danny spends $50,000 building a new two bedroom, one bath addition, plus $30,000 on upgrades in the existing house. While Danny wraps up his work, Drew feels the pressure to get the place rented out.

Monday
Oct 10
7:30am | 6:30c

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