No official description available. My description: Scott is awesome and Alice is a crazy bitch.
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This is Alice and her daughter Cindy, who recently moved out. Cindy seems fine, but Alice is a crazy bitch. More on that later.
Now that Cindy has moved out, Alice wants to renovate and rent out the main floor and second floor of the Victorian home she purchased 15 years ago for $200,000, making $1,000 a month mortgage payments. The house already has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and laundry.
Can my hot Canadian fix this place up? Nope. This episode ends after four minutes.
Of course he can. He already has two options for Alice and Cindy.
Option #1 fixes the place up quickly so they can get it rented out as soon as possible. Instead of doing major renovations, they're just going to upgrade what's already there and paint the floors instead of totally replacing them. This renovations costs $15,000 and would bring in $1,400 in rent a month.
Option #2 involves way more. They'll replace the floors, redo the entire upstairs bathroom, and make the entire top floor a master suite. This renovations costs $30,000 and will bring in $1,800 a month.
Alice and Cindy choose #2. I don't know why Cindy gets a vote; it's not her money.
The teams starts ripping out the dry wall, the bathroom, the floors, and everything else, pretty much.
I really want one of these big ass screwdrivers, but I'm fairly certain I would wind up somehow killing myself with it. And unless it comes with an allen wrench attachment, it's not really gonna help me put together my ikea furniture.
Alice has a bunch of annoying questions and Scott, as my grandma would say, has the patience of a saint.
All is going well until Alice sees the color of the flooring. I don't know why it's so objectionable, but that's because I'm a rational human being. Alice freaks out and throws a tantrum.
"Stop it here. I've got to digest this. Two things you are disappointing me. One is the color." She never says what the second thing is. Scott explains that he got the darker color - which isn't even that dark - to go with the kitchen cabinets and countertops, but Alice don't care; Alice don't give a shit.
Since only a few floor boards had been lain, Scott decides to appease Alice and put down lighter hardwood floors. I would have just told Alice to sit and spin, but that's why it's better that I'm not on TV.
It's the day of the appraisal and reveal and Scott gets a call from his office and is told that Alice refuses to show up. In the words of Stephanie Tanner, how rude.
Scott decides to just do the reveal with the appraiser. The appraiser probably wasn't expecting to be put in the middle of some petulant asshole's conniption, but such is the life a Canadian real estate appraiser.
The apartment looks really nice, though the darker wood floors would have looked better than the lighter wood. The appraiser says that the house is now worth between $600,000 and $700,000. You're welcome, Alice.
Oh, um, so Alice still lives here. All that work and having to deal with dumbass Alice and she's not even going to rent out the space? Scott should tell her to kiss his grits.