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Scott McGillivray offers a real-life opportunity for amateur investors to partner with him to buy - and profit on- investment properties throughout North America. Scott puts up his own cold, hard cash on deals with amateur investors and together, they either sink or swim.

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Scott McGillivray

Real estate expert Scott McGillivray stars in DIY Network’s new home renovation and real estate series, Buyers Bootcamp. All About Scott

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Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Friday
Jun 22
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

Builder Basic vs. Backwards Bungalow

A desperate married couple and two business-minded sisters compete for Scott"s cash in a suburban face-off. When faced with the realities of both situations, he may need to ignore the numbers and go with his gut.

Friday
Jun 22
2pm | 1c
Friday
Jun 22
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

Charming Victorian vs. Shabby Semi

Scott has to decide between a massive Victorian fixer-upper and a dilapidated semi-detached. Both houses are in hot markets, and both have a ton of potential, but the rookie mistakes that have already been made will play a big part in his decision.

Wednesday
Oct 17
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 4

Wartime Gem vs. Dated Bungalow

Adam and Kelly have a great house in a great neighborhood. It needs a little work but it's already tenanted and making money. Shane and Deb, on the other hand, won't make any money until they finish their renovation, which is ongoing even after four years! Both teams need Scott's help so he'll have to decide which one needs him more and which opportunity will reap the most reward.

Wednesday
Oct 17
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Luxury Victorian vs. Multi-Level Duplex

Craig and Lindsay have an upscale heritage home that requires extensive restoration while Kenson and Charles have an average home with a very unique building opportunity. With two exciting proposals in front of him, Scott McGillivray will have to crunch the numbers and decide which one is the safer bet. Being in a brand-new city and unfamiliar market, however, won't make it any easier.

Wednesday
Oct 17
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 8

Colonial Competition

Scott faces a tough decision when he has to choose between two classic Colonial-style houses. Some renovation surprises are to be expected, but when he discovers a "phantom" third floor, it takes the rehab to a whole new level.

Wednesday
Oct 17
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 10

Battle of the Beachside Bungalows

Scott McGillivray debates partnering with an eager couple new to flipping and another couple stuck in a mid-flip crisis. With two great houses full of value adding possibilities at his fingertips, Scott is confident that he can't make a wrong choice. But when some exterior issues threaten to derail the project, Scott and his new partners learn there's no such thing as a sure bet.

Wednesday
Oct 17
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Monday
Oct 29
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 9

Swimming Pool Showdown

Scott takes his investment dollars to sunny south Florida, where he's pitched two appealing properties. Both have great value-adding potential, but when he finds himself drowning in structural issues, Scott questions whether he will sink or swim.

Monday
Oct 29
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 11

Dated Design vs. Irregular Layout

Scott thinks he has a pretty easy decision to make after touring a dated house in need of an overhaul and a large home with a bizarre layout. Scott's all set to deliver the news, but when an unexpected change in financing comes into play, he changes his mind on the spot.

Monday
Oct 29
11am | 10c
Friday
Jan 4
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Builder Basic vs. Backwards Bungalow

A desperate married couple and two business-minded sisters compete for Scott"s cash in a suburban face-off. When faced with the realities of both situations, he may need to ignore the numbers and go with his gut.

Friday
Jan 11
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Friday
Jan 18
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 11

Dated Design vs. Irregular Layout

Scott thinks he has a pretty easy decision to make after touring a dated house in need of an overhaul and a large home with a bizarre layout. Scott's all set to deliver the news, but when an unexpected change in financing comes into play, he changes his mind on the spot.

Thursday
Jan 24
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 10

Battle of the Beachside Bungalows

Scott McGillivray debates partnering with an eager couple new to flipping and another couple stuck in a mid-flip crisis. With two great houses full of value adding possibilities at his fingertips, Scott is confident that he can't make a wrong choice. But when some exterior issues threaten to derail the project, Scott and his new partners learn there's no such thing as a sure bet.

Thursday
Jan 24
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 7

Ranch Style Rehab vs. Cape Cod Fixer-Upper

Scott puts his real estate skills to the test when presented with two homes in an unfamiliar market. He quickly discovers that flipping in a new city can have some unexpected financial repercussions.

Thursday
Jan 24
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Luxury Victorian vs. Multi-Level Duplex

Craig and Lindsay have an upscale heritage home that requires extensive restoration while Kenson and Charles have an average home with a very unique building opportunity. With two exciting proposals in front of him, Scott McGillivray will have to crunch the numbers and decide which one is the safer bet. Being in a brand-new city and unfamiliar market, however, won't make it any easier.

Thursday
Jan 24
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

Colonial Competition

Scott faces a tough decision when he has to choose between two classic Colonial-style houses. Some renovation surprises are to be expected, but when he discovers a "phantom" third floor, it takes the rehab to a whole new level.

Friday
Jan 25
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 11

Dated Design vs. Irregular Layout

Scott thinks he has a pretty easy decision to make after touring a dated house in need of an overhaul and a large home with a bizarre layout. Scott's all set to deliver the news, but when an unexpected change in financing comes into play, he changes his mind on the spot.

Friday
Feb 1
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

Corner Bungalow vs. Century Two-Story

Scott McGillivray is presented two excellent opportunities to invest in properties with amateur investors. Amanda and Marty have purchased a 1950s corner-lot bungalow in the very same small town where Scott got his real estate start. Jessica and Jeremy purchased an early 1900s two-story corner property with a large fenced-in yard. Now it's up to Scott to choose the partner with the potential to make the most profit.

Friday
Feb 1
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 10

Battle of the Beachside Bungalows

Scott McGillivray debates partnering with an eager couple new to flipping and another couple stuck in a mid-flip crisis. With two great houses full of value adding possibilities at his fingertips, Scott is confident that he can't make a wrong choice. But when some exterior issues threaten to derail the project, Scott and his new partners learn there's no such thing as a sure bet.

Friday
Feb 8
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Charming Victorian vs. Shabby Semi

Scott has to decide between a massive Victorian fixer-upper and a dilapidated semi-detached. Both houses are in hot markets, and both have a ton of potential, but the rookie mistakes that have already been made will play a big part in his decision.

Friday
Feb 8
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 9

Swimming Pool Showdown

Scott takes his investment dollars to sunny south Florida, where he's pitched two appealing properties. Both have great value-adding potential, but when he finds himself drowning in structural issues, Scott questions whether he will sink or swim.

Friday
Feb 15
7am | 6c
Friday
Feb 15
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 8

Colonial Competition

Scott faces a tough decision when he has to choose between two classic Colonial-style houses. Some renovation surprises are to be expected, but when he discovers a "phantom" third floor, it takes the rehab to a whole new level.

Friday
Feb 22
7am | 6c