Welcome to the Episode Guides! Check out your favorite episodes, complete with Source Guides, to help with your design and renovation planning.

Income Property: Grant & Eve

Grant and Eve had traveling on the brain. Annual visits to Australia to see Grant’s family run them $10,000, so they needed an income suite to make sure they could bankroll the yearly trips. When I met them, they were living with Eve’s dad, so the urgency to find a house of their own that could accommodate their family and help pay the bills was apparent. An extra catch? Wanting to stay in their current neighbourhood to stay close to Eve’s family and keep their kids in the same school. Grant was one of the most competitive homeowners I’ve ever met and his enthusiasm was contagious. A water mystery almost sunk the reno ship, but in the end, it was a “g’day mate”.

Design Theme: Light and Bright

The Numbers

THE NUMBERS

Purchase Price: $537,000

Realtor Appraisal: $650,000

Increased Property Value: $113,000

Chosen Renovation Option: $50,000 – Two bedroom basement apartment with new kitchen and 4-piece washroom. Estimated rental income $1200.

Alternate Renovation Option: $75,000 – 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom apartment with large kitchen. Estimated rental income $1450.

Estimated Monthly Rental Income: $1,300

More to Explore...

How Tech Has Changed Real Estate – and How to Make it Work for You

There’s no denying that tech has transformed the real estate business. But here’s something that hasn’t changed — us. Every home buyer still wants to find the right home in the right... Read More »

Home Buying Tips – Don’t Become a Real Estate Horror Story

Real estate horror stories aren't uncommon. People get in over their heads and end up in financial ruin. And while bad luck can happen to anyone, these situations are rarely the result... Read More »

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The best way to maintain the value of your home is with regular and consistent maintenance, and the best time to do thorough checks of your house is when the seasons change.Read More »