Income Property’s Scott McGillivray surprises Twyla Gendron, a widowed cancer survivor from Scarborough Ontario after her dear friends contact him for help in 2010. In a span of 8 months, Twyla lost her mother, was diagnosed with breast cancer, was downsized from her job, and lost her husband of 38 years to cancer.
After this series of unfortunate events she struggled to keep up with mortgage payments and came close to losing her home. She needed to find a stable way to pay her mortgage and her friends rallied round and organized a fundraising project to help her keep her home.
This 7 part series documents how Income Property expert Scott McGillivray shines a ray of hope in Twyla’s direction when he signed on to renovate her basement into a revenue producing apartment. Scott, his entire crew, and many suppliers donated their time, products, and services to turn an unfinished basement into a beautiful two bedroom income property that gives Twyla a new sense of relief.
Income Property’s Scott McGillivray surprises Twyla, a widowed cancer survivor after her dear friends contact him for help. Scott shines a ray of hope in the direction of her bare cinder-block basement.
After Scott McGillivray surprises Twyla in her bungalow they tour her basement to analyze its current state. Scott admits it’s a big project and it needs a lot of work. From past flooding to asbestos the $20,000 her friends have raised to pay for an income suite just isn’t going to be enough.
Twyla contemplates between option 1 and option 2 but before Scott and his team get started they need to remove the asbestos and waterproof the basement. Soon enough DEMO DAY rolls around, Twyla and Scott start to smash away the ’emergency bathroom’ and discover some unexpected demo surprises.
Construction at Twyla’s continues. Scott explains where the new functional bathroom will be built. Twyla’s daughter Lauren comes by for a surprise visit and helps out with the jackhammer. Scott relates to Twyla and reveals a family story of his own.
Scott gives a big shout out to all the suppliers who helped make the project possible. He inches closer and closer to the big reveal.
Scott brings by a realtor to appraise the house. He gets some appealing news. Twyla is shocked to see the final space and can’t wait to show her friends and family.
A couple months later Scott comes by for a visit. He wants to see how Twyla is doing plus he has to extend the driveway to make it a legal apartment. In the process they cut down a big tree but plant more in its place. Scott finds out Twyla is taking cheques to the bank!