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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Bristol Chocolate Cabinets

The unusual shape of this kitchen island provides an unexpected focal centerpiece for a traditional kitchen, and the glass-front cabinets create contrast to the chocolate-colored cabinetry.
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Contemporary Kitchens

A kitchen that combines southern charm with a sleek appearance is great at making guests feel right at home.
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Photo By: Lee Spencer III

Wood-Patterned Tile

Make your den or kitchen fashionable and functional with porcelain tiles that mimic real wood, combining the look of hardwood with the stability of tile.
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Classic Cherry Cabinets

Cherry cabinets and flooring create a cohesive look in this traditional kitchen.
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Blonde and Bright

Cheery blonde cabinetry brightens up a kitchen and balances darker toned countertops.
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Kitchen in Warm Wood Tones

A kitchen that combines southern charm with a sleek appearance is great at making guests feel right at home.
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Modern Meets Traditional

This kitchen features traditional cabinet doors with a modern chocolate finish which helps balance the stainless appliances.
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Warm and Inviting Spaces

Adding a large island creates a valuable space for not just prep, but also for gathering.
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Storage to the Ceiling

Make use of high ceilings by installing floor-to-ceiling cabinetry for extra storage. Adding a library ladder creates an immediate conversation starter for any guest.
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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 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 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 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 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.

Tuesday
Jan 3
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 5
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
Oct 7
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Going Home Again

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins are looking to spend $400,000 on a new rental property...one of their biggest budgets yet. Drew surprises Danny with the first place - the house where they were roommates ten years ago. It's a great six-bedroom duplex, but the lower unit kitchen needs help, and the outdoor deck is falling apart. However, the yard is huge, and the upper unit is already rented for $2,800 per month. Next, they look at a three-bedroom place in Linden Hills, a desirable neighborhood that the guys have been trying to break into for years. In order for this one to work, it needs an $85,000 renovation that includes a kitchen extension and master suite addition. They ultimately decide against the risk of major construction, and buy the Green Monster duplex for $315,000. Danny's Achilles injury has healed, and he gets off crutches just in time to update the kitchen with a better layout, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash, and a five-foot island with barstool seating. Outside, they build a new cedar deck, complete with a custom built bags set - the same lawn game that the guys used to play when they lived here. Drew takes a risk by bringing in potential renters before construction is finished, but it pays off when they decide to rent the lower unit for $1,500 per month.

Sunday
Oct 8
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 9
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Going Home Again

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins are looking to spend $400,000 on a new rental property...one of their biggest budgets yet. Drew surprises Danny with the first place - the house where they were roommates ten years ago. It's a great six-bedroom duplex, but the lower unit kitchen needs help, and the outdoor deck is falling apart. However, the yard is huge, and the upper unit is already rented for $2,800 per month. Next, they look at a three-bedroom place in Linden Hills, a desirable neighborhood that the guys have been trying to break into for years. In order for this one to work, it needs an $85,000 renovation that includes a kitchen extension and master suite addition. They ultimately decide against the risk of major construction, and buy the Green Monster duplex for $315,000. Danny's Achilles injury has healed, and he gets off crutches just in time to update the kitchen with a better layout, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash, and a five-foot island with barstool seating. Outside, they build a new cedar deck, complete with a custom built bags set - the same lawn game that the guys used to play when they lived here. Drew takes a risk by bringing in potential renters before construction is finished, but it pays off when they decide to rent the lower unit for $1,500 per month.

Thursday
Oct 19
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 26
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Nov 2
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Finishing a Flip

Real estate agent Drew Levin and contractor Danny Perkins are looking to buy their next rental house just outside the city, where there is a good market for large family-friendly properties. But a master suite is a must-have for this search. First, they check out a six-bedroom house, listed at $245,000. It's huge, but all of the bedrooms have outdated panel walls, and none of them work as a master...until they hit the second floor, where one of the bedrooms has been turned into an unpermitted kitchen. Danny sees potential to knock down a couple walls and turn the entire floor into a master suite. Next, they look at a hundred year old house that's listed at $200,000. It's cheaper than the first, but doesn't have as many bedrooms. Also, the living room and dining room have been walled off to use as extra bedrooms by an owner/landlord that was obviously in trouble. But when the guys find that the kitchen and bathrooms have been newly updated, it's clear that another owner had already come in, tried to turn this place around and couldn't finish. This house has great original woodwork and decent bedrooms, but no real master. So when Drew and Danny get to the attic, they are excited to find a large space with lots of potential. They can increase the total number of bedrooms in this house, so the guys are sold. But first, they have to make sure that the updated kitchen and bathrooms have been permitted by the city. Once that's out of the way, they transform the attic into a master bedroom with corner closets, a reading nook, and two nightstands inset just under the pitched roof. Danny also builds a custom slatted bed frame and headboard, so tenants won't have to carry a bed up to the attic. Downstairs, the living room and dining room are opened up and tied together with a coffered ceiling and a salvaged antique archway that almost perfectly matches the home's original wood details. In the end, the projects come in $500 under budget, and the guys are able to rent the house for $250 over their original estimate.

Thursday
Nov 9
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Nov 16
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Nov 23
7:30am | 6:30c

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