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Cheryl & Amreed

Cheryl and Amreed desperately want to start their lives together, but the only way that they can afford to lay down roots with their own property is to buy one with a rental apartment. They’ll use the apartment to supplement their mortgage and monthly household bills, while repaying Cheryl’s student loans, and finally living under one...

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Manny & Jessica
Manny & Jessica

Manny & Jessica are both working long hours, plus they’ve been working on their partially renovated main floor apartment. More than a year later it remains completely un-rentable. Their mortgage financing is based on the income from this...

Nicole & Michelle

Nicole and Michelle need to find and renovate a dedicated income property in order to repay Michelle’s student debt, while making a joint investment to secure both of their financial futures like their late mother would have wanted.

Cory & Julie

Cory and Julie need to find and renovate a home with basement apartment so that they can successfully invest in real estate - on their third try. They need Scott to not only crunch the numbers for them during the house hunt, but also to reel them...

Rodrigo & Ana

Rodrigo and Ana need to find and renovate their first dedicated income property so that they can fund opening an orphanage in Rodrigo’s native Ecuador. In order for them to afford a home in an expensive urban city, Ana’s parents will...

Cheryl & Amreed

Cheryl and Amreed desperately want to start their lives together, but the only way that they can afford to lay down roots with their own property is to buy one with a rental apartment. They’ll use the apartment to supplement their mortgage...

Lysa & Jen

Lysa was downsized from her job, so she needs to sell her current home to find and renovate a house with income suite to help supplement her income until her new business can sustain itself. She believes the opportunity to work with Scott will not...

Robert & Stephanie

Robert and Stephanie need to find and renovate a house with a basement apartment so that they can make up for the time and money lost during the two years that Rob was unable to work as he awaited his immigration papers. They literally cannot...

Jamie

Jamie needs to find a home with an income suite that he can renovate and rent in order to supplement his irregular salary enough to keep producing documentary films. Jamie has never purchased real estate before. After witnessing his mother’s...

Miranda & Fab

Miranda and Fab need to find and renovate a dedicated investment property so that they can fulfill their mutual dream of retiring at 55 years old. They’re smart enough to know that “Freedom 55” won’t happen unless they can...

Jessica & Aaron

Aaron and Jessica need to find and renovate a house with an income suite so that Aaron can move out of his parent’s house, and help financially-sustain a household for the very first time. He and Jessica want to start a family, make a joint...

Sherief & Christine

Sherief and Christine need to find a house with an income suite so that they can afford to move their four children under 7 years of age into a bigger home. Christine won’t be able to return to the workforce for another four years, and...

Yoni & Shannon

Yoni and Shannon need to find a home with an income suite so that they can afford their dream lives in the city. They’re ready to sell both their condo and their failed income property in order to afford the down payment on their dream home....

Adrian & Jennifer

Adrian and Jennifer need to find a home with an income suite so that they can repay the debt they’ve accumulated while planning their wedding. They know that they’re beginning their lives together on the wrong financial foot, so...

Alexis & Craig

Alexis and Craig need to find and renovate a house with a basement apartment so that they can afford to become homeowners for the first time. They want to get rid of their matching college-like apartments, and live together for the first time -...

Michael & Karen

Michael and Karen need to find an urban house with basement apartment so that they can afford to move into the city and reduce Karen’s 2-hour commute to work.  Without Scott’s help, they know that they’ll be stuck in the...

Matt & Sarah

Sarah and Matt need to find a house with basement apartment, so that Sarah’s mom can live with them after the death of her husband.  These three need Scott to show them how to balance three opinions, when you only have one house to...

Marissa & Bryan

Marissa and Bryan need to find a house with income suite so that they can afford to carry their own mortgage and move out of mom’s house.  Without Scott’s help, these two won’t be able to strategically find a way into the...

Ann-Marie & Scott

Ann-Marie and Scott need to find their first of many income properties so that they can afford to save enough money to travel the world. Without Scott’s help, these two fear that they won’t be able to put the framework in place to buy...

Jen & Brock

Jen and Brock are urbanites that live by the motto, “go big or go home”.  With the purchase of a property, they will become first-time homeowners, first-time landlords, and first-time renovators all at the same time. They need...

Erin

Erin needs to find a house with basement apartment so that she can afford to ditch her condo and get into the expensive housing market. She refuses to put her dreams of homeownership on hold any longer, and anxiously wants Scott to be her wingman...

Sarah & Jim

Sarah and Jim need to find an investment property to help put their five daughters through college. They’re both anxious to bite the bullet, so they need Scott to reel them in to make sure their first investment is a smart one. Watch this...

Nick & Karen

Karen and Nick need to find a house with income suite so that they can afford their dream lives in the city. They have big dreams, and need Scott’s help to seize clever real estate and renovation opportunities in order to afford their ideal...

Joseph

Joseph needs to “downsize” to a fixer-upper property with income suite that he can rent out to lower his monthly mortgage payments, while reducing his debt load from years of paramedic training, and trying to carry a mortgage on a...

Sidra

Sidra needs to find an investment property so that she can honour the hard work and sacrifice of her parents, while also fulfilling her secret desire to become a contractor.  Without Scott’s help, Sidra fears she won’t become a...

David & Lucia

Dave and Lucia need to find a house with a basement apartment that they can rent out to be able to afford to live close to Lucia’s family, while saving to build a real estate empire.  These two are depending on Scott to teach them not...

Grant & Eve

Grant and Eve need to find a home with rental suite so that they can fund their annual $10,000 trips to Australia to visit Grant’s family and hometown. They need Scott’s help to make sure that they secure their finances in such a way...

Allan & Nasreen

Allan and Nasreen need to find a home with an income suite to supplement Nasreen’s income as she leaves the workforce and starts her own reiki healing business.  This property will be both Allan and Nasreen’s first foray into...

Marli & Toby

Marli & Toby are serial renters ready to become serious investors. They’ve borrowed a pretty penny from Marli’s parents over the years, and know that it’s time to start repaying the debt. Scott helps them decide between...

Karen & Kevin

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 nothing to do with it. Where Kevin sees opportunity, cash-flow, and...

Jeff & Kirsti

Jeff and Kirsti are newlyweds living the big-city life: paying too-high rent for a small apartment in the sky, and relentlessly working 9 to 5. They want to become the couple that’s ahead of the pack, choosing work based on passion versus...

Alison & Deirdre

Alison and Deirdre are sisters whose only thing in common is their DNA. They’re best friends, confidantes, and partners in crime, but most of all – nothing alike. Alison wants to buy her very own income property, but Deirdre thinks...

Dan & Tania

Dan and Tania are a young couple determined to leave their parents’ suburban homes in exchange for the big city. They need to find a home with multiple units, so that they can afford to live where they like to play.

Kuo-Bao & Megan

Kuo Bao and Megan are a twenty-something couple living and loving life in the big city. This ambitious couple is determined to grow a portfolio of investment properties together, in order to support their aging parents throughout retirement. With a...

Andrew & Chris

Andrew and Chris are life-long buddies each living in the suburbs of the big city. They have big dreams of using a portfolio of shared income properties to retire at age 55. Scott shares his first-hand advice with these rookie investors. He helps...

Stephanie & Elyse

Stephanie and Elyse are a cop and paramedic thinking ahead. They have big dreams of securing their financial future together, and have chosen real estate as their investment of choice. Scott shows them how to find a dedicated income property to...

Mary & Bridge

Mary and Bridge dream of comfortably retiring to the great outdoors, without having to worry about money. They need to find a family home with basement apartment potential to fund their retirement dreams. Scott shows them how to make a wise...

Jason & Peky

Jason and Peky are an ultra-energetic 21st century couple. They’re married, expecting a child, and are ready to buy their first income property – all at once. As they save money for their growing family, they can’t spare a single...

Mike & Vita

Mike and Vita are successful professionals, but when it comes to the world of income properties, they’re on brand new turf. They want to purchase a dedicated rental property with long term value. Scott guides this couple on how to find the...

Sarah & Milo

At 34 years old, Sarah and Milo have big dreams of saying sayonara to their jobs by the time they’re 45. Scott shows them the difference between what makes a house a good home, and what makes a house a good investment. It’s a race...

Income Property Reno to Riches

Income Property helps struggling homeowners make money by renovating a rental unit in their home.  In this one hour special, Scott revisits ten Income Property homeowners and their stunning renovations to find out how much cash they’ve...

Top 10 Income Property Renos

In this one-hour special, Scott McGillivray counts down the top ten Income Property transformations. With each reno, we highlight the smart renovations that helped add incredible value to the property. The six figure value added to our number one...

Marko & Jackie

Marko and Jackie are an urban couple who want to take control of their financial future. Jackie already owns an income property, so Marko is desperate to get into the game. Scott shows Marko how to best invest in real estate to ensure the maximum...

Cliff & Thyrza

Cliff and Thyrza need a basement apartment in their bungalow but can’t agree on a renovation design. With help, this apartment will finally be completed and carry them into a future of lower mortgage costs while they re-establish careers and...

Carol

Carol is ready to overhaul her basement apartment that has hosted groups of students for years, but it’s out of her league. Leaving nothing untouched the new apartment is going from a heavy workload to money in her pocket.

Nadia & Gino

Nadia and Gino need to finish what Gino started in the basement of their investment property so it can start making them money and they can take control of their financial future by paying off the mortgage faster.

Diana

Diana needs rental income. Creating a basement apartment will allow her and her two young sons to move downstairs short term while renting the main house until she can afford to move back upstairs and still make money from a rented basement suite.

Susan & Jeff

Susan and Jeff want to renovate and rent the main floor/basement apartment to generate enough cash flow to buy a second investment property and keep the first one too.

Rui

Rui’s had enough bad luck and is ready to catch a break. Living with his kids downstairs and finally finishing the apartment upstairs will get Rui back in the game and back to playing with his kids.

Jerry & Amee

Jerry and Amee just bought a house and are about to get married so why not tackle a renovation too? Adding an income suite to their basement will help fast track their family plans so they can have it all.

Rob & Tricia

Rob and Tricia are the first in their neighbourhood to consider creating an income suite. They believe their unused basement is a favourable bet that will help them save for their son’s education and their own retirement fund.

Tiffany & Jamie

Having just gotten married and bought a house Tiffany and Jamie have stretched their finances. They see the income potential in their basement but are clueless on how to kick start this plan.

Rita & Eric

For newlyweds Eric and Rita, their house was love at first sight and they bought it on the spot. Second impressions, however, reveal extensive work is required to make a basement suite both livable and profitable.

Ross

Ross’ investment is a house that he wants to be his family home - later. For now he wants a main floor apartment to help pay the bills while he establishes his music career.

Josephine

Josephine’s been frugal and it’s taken her all the way to home ownership. Having recently lost her job, she’s ready to give up her basement for an income suite to help balance her financial books.

Andrew

Andrew’s taken apart a duplex to turn it back into his own single family home – and he wants this to make him money. Mending this drawn-out mess means Andrew’s got to lose the tools and gain some roommates.

Jasmine

Jasmine needs help to move this renovation forward so she can get the rental suite occupied, as it is the foundation of the financial plan that will pay for her son’s university education.

Vanessa & Carmen

Carmen and Vanessa need to create an apartment in their basement so that they can afford the monthly mortgage payments while they find jobs and get established in their new careers.

Patricia & Manny

Patricia and Manny need to create an apartment in the basement so that they can supplement Manny’s single income during Patricia’s maternity leave with their new twins. 

Jung & Angie

Angie and Jung need to solve the basement apartment’s mysterious water problems so it can be renovated and rented and they can pay their mortgage and start their family.

Raphael & Monica

Monica and Raphael need to upgrade their income property so they can pay the mortgage and costs of this triplex and eventually supplement their retirement income with this investment.

Arun & Rosalina

Rosalina and Arun are burnt out and need to finish their never-ending basement renovation so they can concentrate on finishing their own living space for their growing family.

Susan

Susan is running this house on a single income, she needs to turn her finished basement into an apartment to bring in a second income, which will help to pay the bills and provide financial security for her family’s future.

Nelson & Sarah

Nelson and Sarah need to renovate this basement apartment to attract a good tenant so they can keep on top of their expenses while Sarah’s income ebbs and flows as she gets her new business off the ground, and to help fund the rest of their own...

Naomi & Scot

Naomi and Scot need to renovate the second floor apartment of their 5 unit apartment building so they can increase the rent which will help them to pay their huge mortgage, family loans and the high costs of running this building  - sticking to...

Reena & Kulvir

Reena and Kulvir need to update and rent their basement apartment so they can save to add a second story addition to their tiny home in order to make space for the family they’re planning!

Laura & George

Laura and George need to make improvements to the exterior and common spaces of their income property so that they can manage its maintenance on an ongoing basis, eventually raise the rents and reap their rewards, as this house becomes their...

David & Peter

David & Peter want to update & rent their main floor suite in anticipation of getting enough rent to cover their entire mortgage.

Sean

Sean needs to divide this single family home into two units so that he can live in the main floor apartment and rent the upper, in order to attain his goals of living simply, working smarter and paying off his mortgage faster.

Martha & Darryl

Martha and Darryl want to start a family but they’ve had much difficulty doing so. They urgently need to finish their upper unit apartment in order to rent it out and settle in downstairs so that they can reduce the emotional and financial...

Sabrina & Daryl

Sabrina and Daryl need to reconfigure and update the lower apartment in their triplex -the bathroom is outside of the apartment in the corridor! They desperately need to resolve the privacy issue before they can attract the tenant they want and earn...

Lori

Single mom Lori needs to do some serious maintenance work and upgrades to the main floor apartment before she can rent it to a responsible tenant who appreciates its inherent character.  The rental income is essential for her to pay the bills...

Claire & Ryan

Claire and Ryan need to renovate their Granny flat in order to make it a legal apartment that they can rent to a non-family member.  This rental income is critical make their monthly housing expenses.

Barb & Jamie

Barb and Jamie started renovating three years ago, doing all of the work themselves.  Since then, Jamie has been trying to complete the construction after hours and entirely on his own. They need to finish renovating the main floor apartment so...

Nancy

Nancy needs to reconfigure the basement apartment in her bungalow in order to create a separate, self-contained apartment, which she can rent out to alleviate the burden of her monthly expenses as sole provider for her family.

Dale & Erin

Dale and Erin need help updating their basement apartment so they can pay off down debt and take the next step to finally  ‘make it official’ – with a ring, a wedding and a family.

Manny & Jessica

Manny & Jessica are both working long hours, plus they’ve been working on their partially renovated main floor apartment. More than a year later it remains completely un-rentable. Their mortgage financing is based on the income from this...

Melanie & Pavan

Melanie & Pavan discovered problems with the basement apartment while Pavan’s sister was living there. When she left over a year ago, they planned to soundproof and upgrade the out-dated unit. However, neither one of them is handy nor do...

Kat & Al

Kat and Al bought the house they were renting in.  Due to a mould issue in the basement apartment it’s been gutted and is waiting to be refurbished.  They need to finish the basement asap so they can rent it out and have their house...

Chris & Haelee

Chris and Haelee lost a great tenant when a flood forced them to gut the basement apartment in their home.  They need to re-construct the apartment and rent it out in order to get back on track with their long-term plans, which include, renting...

Rachael & Steve

Rachael and Steve are carrying big mortgage payments.  They were counting on a basement apartment to supplement their income and future day care expenses but they have no time to renovate.   As Scott starts the reno, he discovers a...

Brendan

Brendan needs help to prioritize his renovation dollars to fix up this run-down, two level apartment so he can keep to his income property plan and pay down his 35 year mortgage.

Jeremy & Angie

Jeremy and Angie need to renovate their dilapidated basement apartment with Income Property help because they desperately need the income.  If they don’t rent it out they will forgo the dream of Angie staying to raise their young son.

Lori & Henri

Henri and Lori need to renovate their outdated income suite FAST so that they can maintain the income they’ve relied on to help offset their heavy business taxes.  Without Scott’s help, they will suffer from significant monthly...

Courtney & Emily

Courtney & Emily need to get their unfinished basement renovated to a high standard apartment ASAP to be able to afford the extra $100,000 mortgage they took on to buy the home.  Without the extra income they will burn through their savings...

Bonnie & Merv

Bonnie & Merv have credit card debt in addition to a big mortgage. Bonnie & Merv need Scott’s help to complete their basement income suite so that they can get out of debt and down the aisle before the end of the year.

Laura & Peter

Laura & Peter need to convert the existing professional office space in the basement into a stunning apartment suitable for their cool neighbourhood in order to take control of their spiralling debt and mortgage payments.  Without the...

Antonette & Mike

Antoinette and Mike need a safe income suite tout de suite because Antoinette is expecting and they need the extra income.

Crystal & Courtney

During 18 months of unemployment, Crystal came to depend on her improvised, second floor apartment to avoid defaulting on her mortgage while racking up major debts to keep the house running.  The tenant is now gone and the debts accumulated will...

Rushad & Lizzy

Rushad wants to move out of his parents’ house and into the triplex he bought last fall.  Unfortunately unless he can get the main floor/basement suite renovated and rented, that’s never going to happen.  Rushad needs the income...

Andrea & Luke

Andrea and Luke have a five-year financial plan based on the second floor apartment being consistently rented.  Without the income generated from this apartment their goal of starting a family in a single-family home will be jeopardized.

Tracey

Tracey fell in love with her home the first day she saw it.  In the ensuing months, she has done more destruction than construction and has lost the passion she once felt for her home.  Tracey needs to complete the renovations in the upper...

Kerry

Divorced dad Kerry needs Scott’s help to finish the basement apartment so that he can collect rental income to give his children the life they deserve.

Lisa

Lisa has been waffling over creating an income suite for the last five years and has lost potentially $50,000 in income.  If she doesn’t stop procrastinating and install an income suite in her basement, she risks both her own future as...

Matt & Lisa

Lisa and Matt need Scott’s help to renovate their main floor apartment to allow Lisa’s disabled brother comfortable visits as well as appeal to month-to-month executive renters to generate untapped income.

Fernando and David

Fernando and his partner David have a lot of taste and energy. They bought a neglected triplex with the intention of painstakingly renovating every nook and cranny. Unfortunately, they ran out money and now the energy is going too. What's more...

David

Income Property is back for a second season with a new set of first time homeowners and their shared goal: to add an income suite in their home to help out with the mortgage payments and increase the value of their home sweet home.

Adam and Jamie

With first time homeowner budgets in mind and clever design ideas, Scott will deliver smart and simple rental suites.

Victoria and Evan

Victoria and Evan are young, smart and ambitious.  2 years ago, the pair started a business together with offices in 2 separate cities. But when the lines between work and home became blurry, Victoria and Evan decided to buy a property to get a...

Marsha, Ellwood and Sarah

Marsha and Ellwood married 4 years ago bringing two kids each to their blended home and a future with three college educations  to consider... They also bought a new house with a separate apartment that needs a good reno before it can be rented...

Anne and Karen

Anne and her sister, Karin, bought their duplex from their landlord a couple of years ago.  Now, Karin has unexpectedly fallen in love and she's moving out.  That leaves Anne with a full mortgage to pay and an apartment to rent.  She...

Alice and Cindy

Alice is living under a gold mine: a two story apartment above her own apartment that’s fallen into disrepair. Alice wants it to be perfect but she doesn’t trust anyone and doesn’t know what she wants. Scott will try to win...

Lise and Andre

Lise will be 63 years old when her 35-year mortgage is finally paid off.  If she builds a clever income suite in her basement, she could be mortgage free in as little as 13 years, at 39! Scott will help set Lise on the path to financial...

Rob and Allison

Allison and Rob’s income dipped due to a career change and maternity leave.  Luckily, they have an income suite in their basement that can help them maintain their great standard of living.

Evelyn and Armel

Evelyn and Armel had an energy audit and now they’re racking up debt in order to make smart improvements to their home. They need the income from an accessory apartment to help out with the costs of renovating for the long-term. 

Jen and In-Suk

Jennifer and In-Suk experienced a financial setback. With Jennifer on maternity leave and In-Suk unemployed for the last seven months, this couple needs an income suite to offset their mortgage costs and help them afford the home they love in a great...

Julia and Andy

Julie and Andy intend to renovate the existing income suite in their new home. They just can’t make it happen: they have demanding careers and no renovation experience. Their sweet little income suite needs Scott’s skills and reno...

Daria and James

Daria and James fell in love, got engaged and bought a house. Two years later they are still not married and they’re spending over 50% of their income on their home. They need an income suite if they ever hope to tie the knot and keep their...

Steve

When Steve was searching for his first home, he knew exactly what he wanted: a triplex that would bring in double the rental income.  For the past four years Steve has successfully rented out two units, but now his mortgage is up for renewal and...

Brad and Nikki

Brad and Nikki always knew what neighbourhood they wanted to live in, but they also knew they needed an income property to be able to afford to live in it.  So when they found their first home with a basement apartment complete with a quality...

Shawn & Sarah

Expecting their first baby in nine weeks, Shawn and Sarah thought ahead when they bought their first home, purchasing one with an existing basement apartment.  They figured they would need the income to make the mortgage payments in the...

Sean & Ania

Sean bought his semi-detached, former boarding house with the intent of converting it into a duplex to help pay the mortgage.  Disaster struck within 48 hours of moving in, when the drain in the basement overflowed and filled the basement...

Samantha & Andrew

Samantha and Andrew were smart enough to buy their first home with a fully functioning basement apartment already built-in.  They were told the previous owner had been renting the basement for $800 a month, which was exciting news to them. ...

Heather

Heather is a teacher who bought a newly renovated bungalow with a “ready to rent,” two-bedroom basement apartment but a home inspection revealed some minor fixes for which Heather set aside over $20,000. Unfortunately, it turned out that...

Elliot

Elliot bought his first home and has big dreams for it.  Unfortunately bigger isn’t always better.  His elaborate plans are taking way too long and costing way too much.  Scott is going to show him how to spruce up his income...

Tai & Trish

Tai and Beatrice have dug themselves into a hole, both literally as well as financially.  They went way over budget when they purchased their dream home, and as soon as they moved in, they took the advice of a relative and began digging a hole...

Martin & Isadora

Martin & Isidora have found their dream home, but the basement needs a lot of work.  Closing date has been pushed up by 3 months, and they have already promised their tenant she can move into their basement apartment 15 days after they take...

Peter

Peter purchased an expensive, fully renovated Victorian in a hip downtown neighbourhood last year. Adding a potential rental suite in the basement was his plan and the key to bringing down his substantial mortgage. But with a demanding new job, lots...

Kirk & Stephanie

Kirk and Stephanie bought their dream house 3 years ago, and have since spent every waking moment improving the condition of each of the three apartments in the building.  Now they are thinking about starting a family and someday would like to...

Jay and Kathryn

When Jay and Kathryn moved into their new home they never thought they would outgrow it so fast!  With two kids in the family space is at a premium.  Kathryn and Jay need an income suite to increase the value of the house in the marketplace...

Connie and Sebastian

Connie and Sebastian are hands on first-time homeowners.  A little too hands on. As soon as they moved into their new home they were lifting carpets, peeking behind walls and dreaming up plans for every square foot.  This 100-year-old...

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