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A podcast about the intersection of home and pop culture from the editors of realtor.com. Join Natalie Way and Rachel Stults as they dish on the latest home trends, celebrity real estate, reality TV, and much, much more.
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It's October, so of course all things Halloween are taking over—and HGTV is no exception. The network recently debuted a new show called "House Haunters"—yes, you read that right—haunters, not hunters.Starring Anthony Anderson of "Black-ish" and his famous Mama Doris, "House Haunters" preys on unsuspecting homebuyers and real estate agents in this hidden camera prank show. Always silly, mostly stupid, but definitely entertaining, this show has very little to do with real estate—but we're here for it anyway. Or at least one of us is.Tune in to this week's episode to hear more, and other topics we discuss:Perhaps equally horrifying as "House Haunters," pop star Meghan Trainor has installed tandem toilets in her home for her and her husband. This is the scariest news we've heard this Halloween season, and we have so many questions.Are your coffee table books pretentious? A recent Wall Street Journal column debates the question—and so do we.This week's celebrity real estate winner and loserWant more “House Party”? Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And please don't forget to rate and review us!Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
After a brief hiatus, we're back on the airwaves with a supersized episode chock-full of the latest juicy news about our favorite celebrities, reality TV shows, and more. Plus, we're welcoming two new arrivals to our little podcast family: Natalie Way's baby boy (congratulations, Nat!) and Jillian Pretzel, who's filling in as guest co-host (welcome, Jillian!).Tune in to this week's episode to hear all our updates, including the following:We dive into the latest episode of "Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa" and discuss his (multiple) health scares happening right now.Christina Haack is engaged again—and we have the (surprising) scoop on her new fiancé, Joshua Hall.An update on Matt Damon's very Matt Damon-y home for saleLori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, fresh out of prison for their part in the college admissions scandal, just bought a new place in the desert of La Quinta, CA. So how much did they pay?Shaq's Windemere, FL, home that's bounced on and off the market more than his favorite basketballThis week's celebrity real estate winner and ... winner? Yes, that's right—no losers this week. Only champions.Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
Do you currently own your forever home? Would having that forever home renovated by HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott make you want to stay there, well, forever?Part of the appeal of "Property Brothers: Forever Home," which premiered in 2019, is that viewers can tune in with the expectation that the homeowners will be keeping these homes for the long haul—as opposed to turning around and selling them, capitalizing on the premium that the house was featured on TV. (The first episode of "Property Brothers: Forever Home" was the highest-rated series premiere for HGTV since March 2017.)So you can only imagine our surprise when we learned that the house featured on the series premiere episode—a modest yet charming three-bedroom, three-bathroom in Richmond, CA—recently went up for sale. Naturally, we had to recap the episode and dive deeper into the story on "House Party."Press play to listen to our no-holds-barred thoughts on the renovation, and why we think the homeowners decided to move on from their supposed forever home.Other topics we discuss:The rise of the "status" fridge trend: Is it here to stay or a fleeting design choice for the wealthy?The Weeknd's new $70 million Bel-Air mansionPierce Brosnan takes his $100 million Malibu home off the market after a year without any offers.Ellen DeGeneres buys another mansion. This one is in Beverly Hills.Plus, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
When news that the Gorman House from "Fixer Upper" hit the market this week for $1.2 million we knew we had to recap the episode. The renovation was featured in season one, episode two, and the episode is a pretty iconic walk down memory lane because we are introduced to shiplap, Joanna's taste for frilly farmhouse decor (which, thankfully, has evolved), and Chip's antics.
Christina Haack (formerly Christina Anstead, formerly Christina el Moussa) is famous for her HGTV show "Christina on the Coast." But she's arguably even more famous for her ever-changing relationship statuses.Now, she's lit the internet aflame once again with something of a scandal—involving a photo of her, her brand new beau, and what looks suspiciously like a diamond sparkler on her left hand. The photo was quickly deleted and replaced, which left everyone wondering what the design guru might be trying to hide.Tune into this episode of "House Party" as we discuss the gossip—and get a first look at Haack's brand new $10 million mansion in Dana Point, CA.Also on this episode:Are Chip and Joanna Gaines moving to Montecito, CA? We review everything we know so far.We've finally reached the end of HGTV's "Battle on the Beach" and while we're so sad it's over, we were delighted to sit down with winners Kerry and David Kersh (Team Taniya Nayek) on the podcast this week. Tune in to hear the interview and our recap of the season finale. Then email us at podcast@realtor.com and let us know what you think of how it ended! And if you're as downcast as we are that it's over, make sure you tune in to HGTV or discovery+ on Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT for two bonus episodes containing behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers, drama and more.Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
We're thrilled to welcome executive producers Michael Matsumoto and Rob Zimmerman to the podcast this week! They've masterminded some of our favorite TV shows including "Fixer Upper" and "Battle on the Beach," so we couldn't wait to pick their brains about creating home renovation shows, working with some of our favorite HGTV stars (Ty Pennington, Alison Victoria,  Chip and Joanna Gaines), and what really happens behind the scenes.They also broke some pretty exciting news about "Battle on the Beach" (it's not over just yet!) and revealed some of the upcoming HGTV projects we can expect to see next year. Let's just say, we're stoked.Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
If you're a regular listener of this podcast, you'll know we've been following HGTV's "Battle on the Beach" since it first premiered last month. You'll also know that we've had a lot of questions about how things really went down on the show.That's why we were beyond thrilled this week to have one of the three couple-contestants, Sunjay and Darryl Williams (Team Alison Victoria), join us on the podcast and divulge all the behind-the-scenes dirt. The Atlanta-based renovating duo were an absolute delight and offered up some fun anecdotes that we're pretty certain never aired.Tune in to hear their interview, our recap of Episode 5, and our prediction for who wins the whole shebang. (The season finale airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT.) Then email us at podcast@realtor.com and let us know what you think!Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
Would you buy household cleaning supplies from Kris Jenner? The matriarch of the Kardashian clan announced last week that Safely, her line of "plant-powered" products designed to cleanse every surface of your home, is making its retail debut at Bed Bath & Beyond.The six-product line clearly comes as a result of the cleaning bug that many of us have had since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There's hand soap, hand sanitizer, universal cleaner, and laundry detergent.We had to ask ourselves: Is the world begging for another line of cleaning products, especially one that resembles many of the minimalist, eco-friendly offerings that already exist?Click the player above to hear our thoughts on Safely, as well as the following topics:HGTV greenlights "Table Wars," a new tabletop and special event design competition series hosted by Martha Stewart and Tamera Mowry-Housley"Battle on the Beach," Episode 4: bathroom weekThe official sale price of Gloria Estefan's Star Island homeThis week's celebrity real estate winner and loserWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
We're back to recap another episode of HGTV's "Battle on the Beach," and this time the three renovating teams are tackling the main bedroom.Of course, there are several twists along the way, and our couples are getting increasingly snippy with one another. And, dare we say, we're here for the drama.But we might not be here for the winning team's bedroom design. We're calling this the show's first flop—but what do you think? Click the player above to hear our recap, and then email us at podcast@realtor.com and let us know if we're wrong!Other topics we discuss on this week's podcast:The steamy relationship status of our favorite real estate reality TV stars: Everybody's getting cozy! Ty Pennington is engaged! "Selling Sunset" star Chrishelle Stause is reportedly dating her boss, Jason Oppenheim. (Insert "wow" emoji here.) Christina Haack's been vacationing with her new beau, and Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel are still going strong.And we've got no winners but two celebrity real estate losers this week. That's right—double the trouble!Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
“Fixer Upper” fanatics have been waiting with bated breath for the official launch of the Magnolia Network, the television and streaming channel curated by Chip and Joanna Gaines. For months, they’ve been teasing a mix of home and design, cooking, and gardening shows about “risk takers, creators, course changers, dreamers, and learners,” but the premiere on July 15 revealed the full extent of their programming—and their plans for the future.This week on “House Party,” Rachel and Natalie take a close look at the slate of shows currently offered on the Magnolia Network and serve up their no-holds-barred thoughts. Some of the series sound laughably banal (like “Making Modern With Brooke and Brice,” in which “a married duo renovates amazing homes”). Others sound impossibly niche (“Super Dad” introduces us to Taylor Calmus, a DIY expert who helps fathers realize their kids’ backyard dreams). Above all, Rachel and Natalie can’t help but wonder if—and how—many of these shows will find an audience.Other topics we discuss:We were so captivated by the first episode of HGTV's "Battle on the Beach" that we decided to recap Episode 2! The competition heats up between Ty Pennington, Alison Victoria, and Taniya Nayak and their teams of renovation amateurs competing to fix up a house on the Alabama Gulf Coast.Natalie's experience hiring a handyman on Task RabbitThis week's celebrity real estate winner and loser Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
What do you get when you put our favorite HGTV stars on the beach in Gulf Shores, AL? No, it's not a weird spinoff of "Floribama Shore"—at least we don't think we'll see a crew of scantily clad home renovators partying it up Snooki-style. (Although, TBH, we'd watch that.)No, this is HGTV's new show “Battle on the Beach,” where Ty Pennington (of “Ty Breaker”), Alison Victoria (“Windy City Rehab”), and Taniya Nayak (“Restaurant: Impossible”) each mentor a pair of renovation novices competing to fix up a house along the Alabama Gulf Coast.The show, which airs on Sundays, premiered this week, so we tuned in to see if it's worth the watch. Click the player above to hear our recap and thoughts on the show.Other topics we discuss:We're working on our decluttering game right now, but there are a few things we're guilty of letting pile up—and finding hard to throw out. Do you identify with any of these?Rihanna could be your landlord—but how much will it cost?Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Los Angeles dump flew off the market in less than a month and went for over asking price. Take a look inside.The jaw-dropping sales price on Bette Midler's Upper East Side penthouseSteven Seagal sells his stunning Arizona home—how much did he get for it?And, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
We enjoyed last week's episode of "Celebrity IOU" so much that we had to see what was in store for this week. To our delight, the latest installment was arguably more entertaining—and heartwarming—due in large part to the celebrity guest, the lovely LeAnn Rimes."Property Brothers" stars Drew and Jonathan Scott returned to help the singer and actress fix up the home of her very dear friend Roger, who's been a guiding light in Rimes' life. To show her gratitude for nearly 20 years of friendship, Rimes teamed up with the Scotts to turn Roger's kitchen and deck space into an entertainer's dream.The team had two major design challenges: fixing the awkward kitchen layout and churning out a moody yet welcoming all-black kitchen. And while all-black kitchens have the potential to go very wrong, the Scott brothers and Rimes really nailed it. To hear how they pulled it off, click on the new episode of "House Party" above.Other topics we discuss:Fireworks and how to protect your pets at homeAfter pending for a few weeks, Shaquille O'Neal's home is back on the market. Sad!Kelly Clarkson's new real estate pickup: a Colonial-style mansion in Los Angeles built in the 1930sAnd, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
When the "Property Brothers" stars debuted their latest show, "Celebrity IOU," last year, it was an instant hit. The HGTV endeavor pairs Drew and Jonathan Scott with celebrities who want to gift a home renovation to someone special in their lives (and they've managed to get quite a few A-listers on board).So when the show returned this week after a hiatus, we knew we should tune in to see what all the fuss is about. In this episode, the brothers team up with Kris Jenner to build an outdoor oasis for Jenner's best friend, who's had a rough couple of years. (Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner join in for some of the fun, too.) We discuss the episode, and whether there are actually any useful takeaways if you're not made of millions.Other topics we discuss:Cara Delevigne's quirky Los Angeles home was just featured in a video tour by Architectural Digest, and the internet is abuzz over the "vagina tunnel" inside. But that might be one of the less weird features of her home—it's an adult playground, and we are here for it.Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's nearly $17 million home is up for sale—and at least one of us finds it surprising.And, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
It's summer and that means we're all craving some pool time. With the current heat wave in the West, where temperatures are creeping up into the triple digits, jumping into a pool—any pool—sounds like heaven on earth. But what are those of us who don't own a pool to do?One solution is Swimply, the app that allows you to rent a pool in your area. We've been privy to Swimply for a few summers, but with so many lingering questions (Do the pool hosts have insurance? Are the pool hosts home while you're taking a dip? Where do you go to the bathroom?), we were hesitant to take the plunge and rent a pool. This week, though, we welcomed Swimply co-founder and COO Asher Weinberger to "House Party" to answer all our questions and give us the scoop on how Swimply came to be, the impact it could have on homebuying, and some of the craziest uses for Swimply to date.Other topics we discuss:Iggy Azalea's hilarious (and petty) feud with her new suburban neighbors"The Laundry Guy," a new show on the Discovery+ streaming network, aims to answer all your burning laundry questions. We recap the first episode and offer our spin. (Sorry, we had to.)And, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
Christina Haack is one of the most infamous HGTV personalities of all time for a number of reasons including the success of her home renovation TV shows and her highly publicized personal life. She's been the star of two successful home renovation TV shows—"Flip or Flop" and "Christina on the Coast". Plus, her on-screen and off-screen drama with her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa pushed her into the public eye and onto the covers of gossip magazines.Like Chip and Joanna Gaines and Ty Pennington, Haack is an A-list home improvement celebrity. But unlike the the Gaines and Pennington, Haack and her well-known TV shows have never been topics of discussion on "House Party." Therefore, with the premiere of the fourth season of "Christina on the Coast," we thought it was high time to see what all the buzz was about and recap the episode.Click the player above to hear our no-holds-barred thoughts on Haack's interior design choices, the most snark-worthy moments of the episode, and much more.Other topics we discuss:Realtor.com celebrity real estate writer Claudine Zap chats with us about why Montecito, CA, is currently the hot haven for A-list celebrities like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Oprah, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.Steven Segal's Arizona home is contingentThis week's celebrity real estate winner and loser Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
It's pretty safe to say that everybody had big plans for 2021—and that doesn't exclude our favorite home improvement reality show network, HGTV.You may recall that we discussed earlier this year the big plans HGTV had for its programming in 2021—a slate of 16 new shows on deck, including one, in particular, that caught our eye: "40 Year Old Property Virgin." As you can imagine from the title, this show, which just premiered on the Discovery+ streaming network, profiles 40-somethings trying to buy a home for the first time.We had to tune in—and suffice it to say: We got more than we bargained for. Who knew HGTV was the new destination for cringe? Watch the show and hear our thoughts in this week's episode—and then let us know if you agree: podcast@realtor.comOther topics we discuss:About those human remains found in Meghan and Harry’s backyard...The scoop on the $130K/month modern Miami rental that J. Lo and Ben Affleck used as a hideawayDid Shaq finally score in the game of real estate?An update on funnyman Will Arnett’s contemporary Beverly Hills bachelor padDerek Jeter just broke a real estate record.And, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
Backyard chickens have been a thing for a while, but the pandemic saw interest in this hobby skyrocket. Now, everybody—celebrities and real people alike—wants a chicken coop. So much so that companies that rent chicken coops (yes, you can rent the chickens, too!) are selling out across the country. We discuss whether this trend is all it's cracked up to be.Other topics we discuss:Lil Jon is getting his own HGTV show—but has he already beefed it big time?Modern farmhouse design might be feeling a bit tired, but celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher just revived it in a serious wayWe knew Jesse Tyler Ferguson's stunning Spanish-style estate would be bought by an A-lister—and we were rightAn update on Zac Efron's L.A. bachelor padAnd, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
We've had our eyes on Kelly Clarkson's real estate portfolio for a while now. The singer and television personality famously bought—and is currently selling—two mega-mansions, one in Los Angeles and one in Tennessee. In terms of features, these two abodes are comparable. Both feature massive five-digit floor plans, extensive backyard water features, and farmhouse-style touches like exposed wood. They're both located in star-studded enclaves (the Los Angeles home is in Encino and the Tennessee estate is in Hendersonville). And, of course, they both have the celebrity pedigree of being owned by the beloved Clarkson. But the one glaring difference between these two properties? The Tennessee estate has been languishing on the market for years. Four years, to be exact.However, this week we finally learned that Clarkson found a buyer. The Hendersonville house went into contract, but the final sale price is unknown (although she most recently slashed the price to $7.5M in December 2020). Guess we'll just have to wait a little longer to see if Clarkson will walk away from this one a winner.But the question still remains: why did it take so long for this sprawling southern estate to sell? We have some theories that we couldn't wait to propose on week's episode of our official podcast, "House Party." In addition to celebrating Clarkson unloading her Tennessee palace, we also toast a "House Party" milestone: our 100th episode! We couldn't have done it without our loyal listeners and we are so grateful for their support.Other topics we discuss on this week's episode:Candle news! Drake's Better World Fragrance House candle line launches. Plus, would you burn a tomato-scented candle?The viral video showing a woman mixing spaghetti and meatballs on her countertopRonnie "The Limo Driver" Mund's house is pendingThe former home of John Wayne Gacy finally sellsSuzanne Somers sells her Palm Springs compoundThis week's real estate winner and loser Want more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
Any horror buff knows that the house where the film is set can play as much of a character as the cast. And that's especially true in Netflix's new thriller, "Things Heard and Seen," starring Amanda Seyfried and James Norton.The synopsis goes something like this: "After moving to a small town with her husband, a young artist begins to suspect that their home harbors a dark secret."Scary home + paranormal thriller? Sign us up! That's why we were so excited this week to sit down with the movie's directors, Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, and have them answer all of our burning questions: How do you pick the best house for a horror movie? What made you pick this particular house? And did anything creepy happen on set? We hope you'll enjoy this interview—and the film—as much as we did.Other topics we discuss:Howard Stern's sidekick Ronnie "The Limo Driver" Mund is none too pleased with us this week. The duo talked at length on Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Monday about an article we wrote highlighting photos of Ronnie's home for sale. Stern and others said our article would only help Ronnie sell faster and for more money. But Ronnie feels like his privacy was violated. What do you think?Katy Perry might be finally offloading her 4,000-square-foot "guesthouse."And, as always, our celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
It's no surprise that gardening skyrocketed into the hearts—and onto the social media pages—of many Americans during the pandemic. It's one of the fastest-growing hobbies, but it's also nothing new. Master gardeners have been honing their craft for years. And yet in the past year we've seen more and more celebrities showing an interest (sometimes even a mild fascination) in gardening and other home projects and then parlaying that into business ventures.A recent New York Times article highlighted Drew Barrymore's gig as the and face of Instead, a new lawn-care subscription service. Bear in mind that until last spring, the actress, businesswoman, and TV host doubted her ability to garden before planting her first lawn. "I did not think I could do this,” Barrymore told the New York Times.So, our question is: do celebrities really deserve to be seen as the face (or, in the case of Barrymore, the co-chief creative officer) of a home and/or gardening company if they don't really have as much experience as, say, a seasoned expert with a lower profile and smaller platform? Why are we so quick to take advice from celebrities—even consider them "guides" or "gurus"—when they've barely proven their hand at skills like gardening, furniture making, or beekeeping? How does merely showing an interest in a popular hobby qualify anyone to form an empire around it? On this week's episode of "House Party," we get into the reasons why this seems a little backward.Other stories we discuss on this episode:Madonna buys The Weeknd's home in Hidden Hills for $19.3MBette Midler's $50M Manhattan penthouse finds a buyerDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson buys rockin' Beverly Park estate for $27.8MThis week's celebrity real estate winner and loser of the weekWant more “House Party”? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear. The more good ratings and reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us.Want to chime in? Have your own crazy home-related story you’re dying to share? We’re all ears, eagerly waiting to discuss all of your burning real estate questions on “The Mailbox” segment. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
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Great episode!!

Sep 26th
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victweety

Great episode!!

Sep 2nd
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