Future Funds Rescue

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

Real estate expert Scott McGillivray stars in DIY Network’s new home renovation and real estate series, Buyers Bootcamp. 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 7

Unusual Requests

Jaime is a single dad and filmmaker with an unusual request. He's looking for a home for him and is son; but wants it to have a commercial rental to help him afford it. With his friend along for the ride, Scott helps Jaime decide between living above a restaurant, a barbershop, or owning a pair of condos.

Thursday
Apr 16
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 4

More Love More Money

Cheryl and Amreed are in love but work and distance are keeping them apart. They want a home to start their lives in, but to afford it needs to have an income property. Scott helps them chose between a new-build in the suburbs, a mid-town bungalow, and an urban row house.

Friday
Apr 24
1am | 12c
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.

Friday
May 15
12am | 11c
Season 7, Episode 3

Baby Makes 3, Tenant Makes 4

Jeff and Kirsti are newlyweds who have outgrown their tiny city rental. With a baby on the way, they need Scott to show them how to balance an investment property that is also a home - large enough to accommodate their expanding family.

Friday
May 22
3am | 2c
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.

Thursday
Jul 2
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 4

Investing for Adventure

Ann-Marie and Scott have big dreams of traveling the world, and to help finance their adventures, they need to invest in an income property. Scott helps them choose between a downtown condo, a house with student rental potential, and a 2-unit bungalow.

Friday
Aug 7
1am | 12c
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.

Thursday
Sep 24
7pm | 6c
Season 8, Episode 2

Family Effort

After suffering the sudden and tragic loss of her husband, Deb decides she wants to help her daughter Sarah and her son-in-law Matt buy a home with an income property to start them on the right foot. Mom will live in the suite until she gets back on her feet, then Matt and Sarah will rent it out down the road. Scott and the trio tour a new build, a bungalow, and a 2-story home with student rental potential.

Friday
Oct 16
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 1

Downtown Home, Suburb Pricing

Michael and Karen have a beautiful baby boy and a nice house in the suburbs. The only problem is that they never see each other because of Karen's two hour commute. They want to move downtown but need a home with an income property in order to afford it. Scott helps them decide between two homes right downtown, and a newer home just outside the downtown core.

Friday
Oct 16
3am | 2c
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.

Friday
Nov 27
1am | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

New Love, New Rental

New couple Andrew and Maria just bought the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood, but they need an income suite to manage their huge mortgage. Scott gives them two options: a 2 bedroom or a 3 bedroom; then transforms their upper floor into a stunning rental.

Tuesday
Jan 9
7:30am | 6:30c
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 11, Episode 10

A Savvy Savings Plan to Help Out with a New Addition to the Family

Jon and Kate need to start focusing on their family's fiscal future with the arrival of their baby boy, Dylan. To financially prepare for it, they want to renovate and rent their current home by the lake so they can maximize their rental income and start saving. Scott gives them two options: an interior facelift on select rooms or a remodel with some high-end finishes.

Wednesday
May 30
7am | 6c
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
Jun 6
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 1

Indecision & Doubt for Two Homeowners that Can't Agree on How to Finish Things

Cliff and Thyrza bought this 1950s bungalow in an older suburb. After purchasing the house three years ago, they spent $100k completely renovating the main floor to make it their own. But there is unfinished business in the basement. They originally intended to finish the basement and rent it out, but over time have started to use some of the space. Cliff moved his office to the basement and Thyrza has claimed the laundry room as her own. They are now ready to get back on track with the original plan. The only problem? They can't agree on how it should be renovated. Cliff would like to see two apartments in the basement, whereas Thyrza is not willing to give up her laundry room. Cliff and Thyrza need Income Property help.

Thursday
Jun 7
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 12

Keeping It in the Family to Appease Mom, Dad and the Kids

Carla and her husband want to sell their beach house and use the money to travel the world but their two sons, Nick and Daniel, wouldn't let them. The boys convinced Mom and Dad to renovate and rent out the property so that they can financially carry their beach house AND fulfill their dream of traveling the world. Scott gives Carla and her son Nick two options: an interior cosmetic update or a cosmetic update with a Bunkie for extra sleep capacity.

Wednesday
Jun 13
7am | 6c
Season 11, Episode 13

TA Rental Refresh to Make a Profitable Investment

Real estate investor, Dan, needs to renovate his worst performing vacation rental to make it a profitable investment. The property is in a great location, has good bones but is in major need of a cosmetic overhaul. To get things moving along, Dan enlists his brother Matt. Scott gives them two options: an interior facelift or a reduced interior facelift with a garage master suite addition.

Wednesday
Jun 20
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Jun 27
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jul 1
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Jul 2
4:30am | 3:30c

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