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HGTV's Scott McGillivray's Log Home Tips

This popular HGTV and DIY Channel host has a strategy to help you get the log home you’ve been longing for. Read on for Scott McGillivray's log home tips.

If you’ve been contemplating taking the log home plunge but have been holding off, Scott McGillivray has some advice for you: “Now’s the time.”

Scott_McGillivray_140714_0732_HiResAs the host of the DIY Channel’s award-winning show “Income Property,” as well as in his roles as a Realtor and licensed contractor, Scott has been helping folks figure out how to make their home ownership dreams come true for more than a decade.

This season, its 11th, focuses on vacation properties, including log homes, and he’s got some good news for us.

“In the current real estate climate, opportunity is high and price points are good. Plus, there’s a trend toward texture in homes today, especially in aspirational properties,” he says. “Reclaimed wood and that rustic log look is in — even in traditional stick-framed houses. This back-to-nature feeling is hot in the rental market.”

In fact, Scott says that building a log home with the intention of renting it out
for awhile to offset costs may be a smart strategy to help you afford it; and he has some sage advice to help you:

  • Target the top 5 percent of the rental market (the high end). Not only will the income potential be healthier, your experience as a landlord will be better, as this clientele is more likely to treat your home with respect.

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