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

Income Property: Jeff & Lee

Jeff and Lee need Scott’s help to build a basement apartment in their new home, so they can continue to purchase rentals to fund their pension-less retirements.

Design Theme: Urban Compact Living

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $690,000

Realtor Appraisal: $800,000

Increased Property Value: $110,000

Chosen Renovation Option: $60,000 – One bedroom, open concept living space with linear kitchen and ensuite laundry. Expected rent of $1100.

Alternate Renovation Option: $70,000 – Compact living space flanked by compact kitchen with new washroom and two bedrooms. Expected rent of $1300 per month.

Estimated Monthly Rental Income: $1,400

More to Explore...

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 »

Toronto Area Home Prices – A Sign of What’s to Come?

Some of the best real estate investing opportunities come up when the market is in a downturn, so when I see prices going down, or when I see value-adding incentives being included,... Read More »

Vacation Property Maintenance & Safety

Do you have, or are planning to purchase a vacation property? Just like with your regular home, vacation property maintenance and safety should be a high priority. It’s very important that you... Read More »