10 Things You Didn’t Know About HGTV Star Scott McGillivray

  
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Scott McGillivray is one of the biggest stars on the HGTV network. This handsome handyman has made a living as a real estate investor, television host, author and educator. He rose to fame as the host and executive producer of the popular show, Income Property, but now also stars in his own show, Moving the McGillivray’s, and serves as a judge on HGTV’s All American Handyman and Canada’s Handyman Challenge. McGillivray has definitely earned his tool belt and even won the Canadian Screen Award for the past three years now! Here’s as look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Scott McGillivray!

10. Interest in Real Estate

Scott McGillivray is now an award-winning host and executive producer on a popular home renovation series on HGTV called Income Property. But that’s not what he set out to do when he went to school. He was actually enrolled in business school and received an honors degree in commerce. His interest in real estate peaked during his third year. He was struggling to find a topic to do his final midterm paper and at the same time he was having a hard time finding a property because there were too many students and not enough rental properties. He did all of his research and ended up getting pre-approved for a mortgage and thought to himself that he could actually build a business in real estate.

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9. Close Siblings

McGillivray has an older brother and a younger sister and he is extremely close with them both. “We all keep each other grounded. Nobody gets away with anything in our family, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can confidently say that I have a great relationship with my siblings, though I know not everybody does. I would hope that my children have a very similar relationship with each other,” he said in an interview with Hello! magazine.

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