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 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
Apr 9
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 7

Landlord's Apprentice

Andrew wants to nab his first home and income property. With his friend and future business partner Chris along for the ride, Scott mentors these real estate rookies as they tour 3 bungalows: One with a pool, one with potential student renters, and one with an attractive price point. Scott uses his vast experience to keep costs low during the reno.

Friday
Jun 5
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.

Thursday
Jul 16
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 29
12pm | 11c
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
Aug 13
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 3

Love, Marriage and Investments

Bryan and Marissa have been living with Marissa's mom for six years. They've saved up and now they want to buy an income property where they can live for now, and count on as an investment down the road, all with their wedding on the horizon. Scott helps them choose between a downtown duplex, a recently renovated duplex, and a beautiful suburban home.

Saturday
Aug 29
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 6

The Princess and the Rental

Erin needs to move out of her cramped condo so that she can have more space and a yard for her dogs. She wants her home and her finances to be princess perfect, so she needs a house with income property potential. Scott and Erin's friend Alana help her choose between two bungalows in the city, and beautiful suburban home.

Saturday
Aug 29
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 9

Digging out of Debt

After attempting a career change, Joe fell into serious financial trouble. He needs to downsize to a smaller home with an income property so he can pay down his looming debts. Scott shows Joe and his brother a detached two-storey home, a semi-detached bungalow, and a split-level duplex.

Thursday
Sep 10
10pm | 9c
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.

Friday
Nov 6
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 10, Episode 6

United We Buy

New parents Richard and Leanne want to start a college fund for their son. Their sister Michelle wants to invest in real estate. Instead of sitting on their hands, the trio joined forces and bought an income property. Scott gives them two options: 1 bedroom or 1 bedroom plus den, then helps build a basement apartment so their triplex turns a profit.

Wednesday
Feb 10
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Putting Family First with Another Baby on the Way

Nuala and Dave are a busy couple with three small kids and another one on the way. They love spending time at their lake house but with their family expanding so are their costs of living and now renting the lake house is their only way to keep it. Scott gives them two options: an interior makeover or an all seasons reno to maximize their income.

Monday
Feb 15
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 20
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Aug 25
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 6

She's on a Mission of Independence

Caitlyn, a hard working young woman, needs to figure out the best way to cover the costs of her new lake house while also building her financial future. With her Dad Ron by her side, she is now ready to turn her dated property into a modern vacation rental. Scott gives Caitlyn two options: a mini facelift to cover the essentials or an interior remodel with some high-end finishes.

Wednesday
May 2
7am | 6c
Season 11, Episode 7

A Vacation Home with Rental Potential is Like Music to your Ears

Justin Rutledge, an award-winning musician, sold his city home to move to the country for some inspiration. He now needs to renovate and rent out his waterfront cabin to help supplement his irregular income. Scott gives Justin two options: an interior remodel to cover the basics or an interior model with an exterior upgrade to maximize curb appeal.

Wednesday
May 9
7am | 6c
Season 11, Episode 8

A Multi-Building Vacation Property with Chalet Charm

Shannon convinced her husband Noah to take a financial risk by purchasing a property in the country with four buildings on it. Luckily, one of the four buildings is already renter ready but now they need to get one more up and running so they can start covering their hefty carrying cost. To help Shannon prove this expensive investment will set their family up for success, Scott gives them two options: an interior makeover or an interior makeover with new windows and a deck build.

Wednesday
May 16
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

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