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Income Property: Jen & Paul

Episode Theme: Shaky Ground

Jen and Paul need Scott’s help to build a basement apartment so they can repay the $82,000 debt incurred by the renovation of their disaster home.  But there’s a catch: Jen will only go through another renovation if her old high school friend, Scott McGillivray, is the contractor.

Design Theme: Compact Cool

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $603,000

Realtor Appraisal: $950,000

Increased Property Value: $347,000

Chosen Renovation Option: $65,000 – Gut space and take over homeowner storage space to create larger one bedroom apartment. Expected rent of $1200 per month.

Alternate Renovation Option: $55,000 – Build new walkway then gut entire space and build new bathroom and small open bedroom. Leaves some homeowner storage space at the back of the unit. Expected rent of $1000/month

Estimated Monthly Rental Income: $1,400

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