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Income Property: Dan & Tania

Episode Theme: Big City, Big Reno

Dan and Tania are a young couple determined to leave their parents’ suburban homes in exchange for the big city. They need to find a home with multiple units, so that they can afford to live where they like to play.

Design Theme: Urban Oasis

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $820,000

Realtor Appraisal: $1,150,000

Increased Property Value: $330,000

Chosen Renovation Option: $60,000 – Single family, 3 bedroom home with a new modern kitchen.

Alternate Renovation Option: $50,000 – Cosmetic overhaul but with brand new kitchen and bathroom facelift. Estimated rent of $2000 per month.

Estimated Monthly Income: $3,000

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