Episode Theme: Pricey Property Payback
Alex and Casey need to renovate and rent out their cottage to meet their mortgage payments because they bought it before they could comfortably afford it. If the cottage expense is too much of a burden, Alex and Casey will sell the cottage before they even get the chance to enjoy it.
Design Theme: Family Getaway
Purchase Price: $640,000
Realtor Appraisal: $770,000
Increased Property Value: $130,000
Option 1: $50,000 – Main floor – gut and rebuild the kitchen and bathroom and include new flooring and finishings in the sunroom. Install a proper railing. The basement gets a new mudroom and all new carpet. Estimated rent of $2000/week in the high season ($8000/month).
Option 2 *CHOSEN*: $80,000 -The same as option one but will expand the kitchen by taking space from the bathroom. The bathroom gets relocated to the front bedroom area. The downstairs bedroom gets finished to make up for the lost space. Estimated rent of $2300/week in the high season ($9200/month).
Estimated Weekly Income: $2,700 in the high season ($10,800/month).