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

Income Property: Jon & Kate

Episode Theme: A Savvy Savings Plan

John and Kate need to upgrade their vacation property in order to generate more income and create a stable financial future for their family.

Design Theme: Chic Retreat

The Numbers

Purchase Price: $392,000

Realtor Appraisal: $550,000

Increased Property Value: $158,000

Option 1: $55,000 -In the front area remove the kitchen and turn it into a rec room. New floors throughout, gut and expand the bathroom, turn the bedroom into a recessed mudroom. In the other space the kitchen will get a mini facelift and the living/dining areas get a refresh. Estimated rent of $2,500/week ($10,000/month).

Option 2*CHOSEN* $70,000 -All of option one but the rec room becomes a master suite with walk-in closet. In the other space the kitchen gets a total gut job and upgrade, and new floors throughout. Estimated rent of $2,900/week ($11,600/month).

Estimated Weekly Income: $3,500 in the high season ($14,000/month).

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 »