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What Type of Landlord Will You Be? Scott McGillivray’s Advice

What Type of Landlord Will You Be? Scott McGillivray’s Advice

By Scott McGillivray

With 15 years of real estate investing and eight seasons of Income Property under my belt, I've leaned a thing or two about investment properties. I encourage just about everyone I meet to jump into the game and become a landlord (and almost everyone I work with already has), but rentals aren't... Read More »

Scott’s Top Real Estate Tips

Scott’s Top Real Estate Tips

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

Over the years we've had the good fortune of turning to industry expert Scott McGillivray to answer all of our real estate conundrums, from the best time to buy to budgeting for renovations, and boy, has he delivered. Scott's offered up a treasure trove of real estate tips over eight seasons of... Read More »

Staging Tips from Scott McGillivray

Staging Tips from Scott McGillivray

By Scott McGillivray

Inexpensive staging tips guaranteed to help you sell your home. 1. De-clutter & De-Personalize: Buyers generally want two main things out of a potential property: they want it to be roomy, and they want to be able to see themselves living in it. Neither of these things can happen if the house is... Read More »

Scott McGillivray on Vacation Properties as Income Properties

Scott McGillivray on Vacation Properties as Income Properties

By Scott McGillivray

Photo Credit: ThinkstockSo You Want to Buy a Vacation Property. Just because summer is over doesn't mean you should stop thinking about sun and sand. Fall is actually a great time to start thinking about next year's vacation and where you're going to stay. Cottages are a big part of the Canadian... Read More »

Income Property FAQs

Income Property FAQs

By Scott McGillivray

With 100 episodes of Income Property under my belt, I've learned that there are certain questions that come up over and over again. Below are the answers to some of my most frequently asked questions so you never have to wonder again! Do the homeowners get to keep the furniture? This is easily the... Read More »

Working with Contractors

Working with Contractors

By Scott McGillivray

Probably the number one email request I get from fans tends to go a little something like this: "Scott! Can you please come fix my basement/re-do my kitchen/reno my bathroom? If not, do you know any contractors in [my town] that you can recommend?" The reality is, I can't come and reno everyone's... Read More »

How to Make a Smart Real Estate Purchase

How to Make a Smart Real Estate Purchase

By Scott McGillivray

We've all heard the horror stories - people paying way too much for a house, not getting an inspection and then finding a million (expensive) problems with the place. I've seen it countless time with homeowners on Income Property and from talking to eager real estate investors. Here are my top five... Read More »

Scott McGillivray’s Tips on Winning a Bidding War

Scott McGillivray’s Tips on Winning a Bidding War

By Scott McGillivray

With over a decade of investing in real estate under my belt, I've learned a few things about the buying and bidding process. Whether you are a first time buyer, looking for a bigger home, or downsizing, investing in real estate is a smart decision - but only if you do it wisely.  Bidding wars,... Read More »

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