Showers and Tubs, Pros and Cons

Shower/tub combinations are the most common type of fixture you’ll see in household bathrooms. This is because they’re practical, they’re efficient, and they give you the option of taking either a long…

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How to Impress Potential Home Buyers

When it comes to selling a house there are a lot of things you can do to impress potential home buyers. Cleaning, de-cluttering, and fixing minor problems are always at the top…

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150 Reasons to Build

Next week I’m headed to Winnipeg for a very important reason. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, will be building 150 homes across Canada…

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Scott’s Top 5 – Motivational Books

People are always asking me for my recipe for success. It’s not an easy question to answer. But if there’s one thing I thing I can recommend when it comes to achieving success,…

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5 Reasons NOT to Buy a House

It’s no secret that I believe real estate is a smart investment. It’s what I’ve built my career on, I’ve had great success with it, and I encourage others to do the…

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Are You Ready to Buy a House? Take the Quiz!

Buying a home feels like a rite of passage for most people. You hit a certain stage of life, and buying a house seems like the thing to do. But contrary to…

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Scott McGillivray’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ever since I became a Dad, Father’s Day has become a bit of a thing. And I admit that I totally love it. Being a Dad is the greatest and most significant…

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Mortgage Terminology 101

Real estate terminology can be confusing – particularly when you’re buying your first home – and one of the things people seem to get the most confused about is mortgages. It’s understandable….

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited about Moving

You’d think that for someone like me, moving into a new home would be a breeze. But for all the years of renovating, building and helping people move, there’s one thing I…

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Scott McGillivray’s Penny Floor

If you watched Moving the McGillivrays, the HGTV Canada series about my adventures building my dream home, you know that when I built my house I put a lot of special, personal…

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