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 7, Episode 4

Sibling Rivalry over a Retirement-Funding Fixer-Upper

Alison and Deirdre are sisters, best friends, partners in crime, but most of all, nothing alike. Alison wants to buy her very first income property as a retirement investment, but Deirdre thinks it's risky and a hassle. Scott cuts through the sibling rivalry and helps Alison make smart decisions on finding an income property that will help secure her financial future.

Friday
May 22
12am | 11c
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 7, Episode 12

Starting Small, Dreaming Big

Sarah and Milo have dreams of earning a living in real estate. They want to buy their 1st home and income property, live in the smaller unit to maximize rental income, and eventually buy more properties. Scott helps this ambitious couple decide between a back-split on a ravine, a suburban duplex, and an older semi-detached home. Scott fights through an ugly reno to build a beautiful rental unit.

Thursday
Jul 9
11pm | 10c
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.

Saturday
Aug 8
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 2

Third Time's a Charm

Cory and Julie want a larger home for their growing family, but to afford it, it needs to have an income property. After two failed real estate ventures, they are hoping Scott can help make the third time the charm. He helps them chose between a detached bungaloft, a county dream home, and a suburban bungalow.

Thursday
Aug 27
7pm | 6c
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
Sep 18
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 12

Frequent Flyer Family

Eve and Grant have a growing family, and are ready to buy their first home, but it needs to have an income property so they can afford to visit Grant's family in Australia every year. Scott takes them to see a detached bungalow, a purpose built triplex and a two-story family home.

Friday
Oct 9
2am | 1c
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 7, Episode 1

Buying a House with Help from Mom and Dad

Marli and Toby want to buy a house together and they want it to be an income property. They've borrowed a down payment from Marli's parents and need an income property to help them pay back the debt. Scott helps them decide between single-family homes with income potential, and an existing duplex then gets it ready to rent.

Saturday
Oct 17
7am | 6c
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.

Saturday
Oct 17
12pm | 11c
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 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.

Saturday
Jun 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 3

A Pricey Property Payback to Stay Close with the Family

Alex and Casey have 3 kids and dreamed of owning a lake house near Casey's mom's property. When a rare opportunity came up to buy one down the street from her, they jumped at the chance. Doing so has set them back financially and now need rental income. Scott gives them two options: a cosmetic update or cosmetic update with a full kitchen and bathroom gut.

Wednesday
Apr 11
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.

Wednesday
May 23
7am | 6c
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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