The BEST Episodes of Income Property
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2021
Network: HGTV Canada
Host and renovation expert Scott McGillivray will help homeowners with high mortgage payments and low cash flow create "rental suites" in their homes as a way to help cut monthly expenses. Each episode will reveal how homeowners turn their unused rooms into rental spaces and increase the overall value of their house.
#1 - On Vacation: Jon & Kate
Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 2016
Jon and Kate need to reno their vacation rental so it starts making money - especially now that they have a four-week old baby.
#2 - Jen & In-Suk
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2009
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 neighbourhood.
#3 - On Vacation: Nuala & Dave
Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 6, 2016
Nuala and David need to renovate and rent their lakefront property so they can afford to carry it after baby #4 arrives in five months.
#4 - Rebecca & Stew
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 9, 2015
Rebecca and Stew traded in the city for an artisan lifestyle in the country. To fund their new lives, they need to cash in on local tourism with a vacation property. Scott McGillivray presents two options for their property: build a B&B within their home vs. convert their freestanding art gallery into an apartment.
#5 - Adam & Jamie
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 7, 2009
Adam is bought a triplex in an urban neighbourhood and promptly rented out one of the floors to a tenant who has yet to move in. Adam is in the enviable position of being able to renovate while he's collecting rent. Scott will help Adam make the most of a smart renovation opportunity.
#6 - Lori & Henri
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 2010
Henri and Lori need to renovate their outdated income suite, fast, so that they can maintain the income they’ve relied on to help offset their heavy business taxes.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 shortfalls imminently.
#7 - On Vacation: Justin
Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2016
Award-winning musician, Justin Rutledge, needs to renovate and rent out his waterfront cabin to supplement his irregular income.
#8 - On Vacation: Barry & Jenn
Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 13, 2016
Barry and his girlfriend, Jenn, need to rent Barry’s lakeside property to help put his kids through school, so he and Jenn can start to save for a home together.
#9 - Andrew
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 25, 2012
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.
#10 - Rob & Heidi
Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2015
Foster parents, Rob and Heidi, need to renovate their basement into apartment to safely ease their foster sons into adulthood.
#11 - On Vacation: Caitlyn & Ron
Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 6, 2016
With her dad, Ron, by her side, Caitlyn needs to reno and rent her primary residence in cottage country so she can afford a home as a single lady.
#12 - Marissa & Bryan
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2013
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.
#13 - David
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 14, 2009
Do-gooder David bought an urban duplex with a gorgeous upper apartment - and a lower apartment that's a disaster. With the help of his mother and the ever-ready Scott, David will get his duplex ready for action so that he can worry less about the reno and more about his causes.
#14 - Naomi & Scot
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 2011
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 their plans for the property will help maintain their friendly status as partners!
#15 - Jeremy & Angie
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2010
Jeremy and Angie need to renovate their dilapidated basement apartment because they desperately need the income. If they don’t rent it out they will forgo the dream of Angie staying home to raise their young son.
#16 - Raphael & Monica
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2011
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.
#17 - Lise & Andre
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2009
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 age 39! Scott will help set Lise on the path to financial freedom.
#18 - Marsha, Ellwood & Sarah
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2009
Marsha and Ellwood married four years ago bringing two kids each to their blended home. They also bought a new house with a separate apartment that needs a good reno. Could it be a new home for their eldest daughter and a long-term solution to their financial challenges?
#19 - Heather
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2008
Heather is a teacher who bought a newly renovated bungalow with a “ready to rent,” two-bedroom basement apartment, which was the key to affording the house on her own.
#20 - Martha & Darryl
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 11, 2011
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 stresses of starting a family.
#21 - Jasmine
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 2011
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.
#22 - Ross
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired May 24, 2012
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.
#23 - Rui
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 1, 2012
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.
#24 - Mike & Vita
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 18, 2013
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 right house in the right neighbourhood.
#25 - Ann-Marie & Scott
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 2013
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.