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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Scott’s Top 5 – Home Improvement Books

If you’re a homeowner it’s important that you know the basics of home improvement. No, you don’t need to know how to DIY everything, but you do need to know how your…

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How to Take the Stress Out of Selling a Home

Every local market has its own buying and selling cycle, but conventional wisdom tells us that real estate generally hits an upswing in the spring. As the market suddenly gets more competitive,…

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