Does Martha Stewart Really Know Best?


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Martha Stewart is back on our TVs, y’all! Her new HGTV show, “Martha Knows Best,” premiered on July 31 and focuses on all things gardening and landscaping, complete with (virtual) celebrity guest appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg, “Queer Eye” chef Antoni Porowski, comedian Jay Leno, and actor Richard Gere.

What’s our verdict on this show, shot entirely during quarantine? We have some strong opinions.

Other topics we discuss in this episode:

  • The Emmys will be held virtually this year. How will celebs prepare their homes for the big night?
  • We introduce our newest segment, “Making Moves,” where we close the loop on celebrity home sales we’ve previously discussed. First up: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli finally sold their enormous estate—to a Tinder co-founder for $18.75 million. And “Transformers” star Shia LeBeouf lists his midcentury modern retreat in Sherman Oaks, CA, for just a bit more than he bought it for in 2009.
  • We also introduce this week’s celebrity real estate winner and loser.

 

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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, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.



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Property Brothers Buy Their Most Expensive House


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Drew and Jonathan Scott, aka the Property Brothers, have bought and flipped their fair share of homes throughout the country at varying prices. Some are modest single-family homes in need of a design-minded expert, and some are multimillion-dollar mansions lacking in the up-to-date features many luxury buyers crave.

But their most recent real estate purchase, a $9.5 million estate in Los Angeles’ tony Brentwood neighborhood, proved to be the most expensive property they’ve ever held in their portfolio.

The house itself is a sight to behold, with many original architectural touches from the 1930s intact. Still, we couldn’t help but wonder if any big changes really need to be made. So we dig into all the details on this episode of “House Party.”

Other topics we discuss:

  • Model Gigi Hadid‘s $5.82 million condo renovation full of pop art and color
  • Actress Bella Thorne‘s eclectic, colorful L.A. mansion, which is for sale
  • Reality TV filming postpandemic: what “Property Brothers: Forever Home” has planned
  • This week’s celebrity real estate winner and loser

Ready to listen? Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play MusicSpotify, 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, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.



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The Coronavirus Effect on U.S. Real Estate


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“House Party” is realtor.com®’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture, hosted by Natalie WayErik Gunther, and Rachel Stults. Click the player above to hear our takes on this week’s hot topics.

For our 50th episode (!!!), our colleague Clare Trapasso, realtor.com’s deputy news editor, breaks down the ripple effect that coronavirus is having on the U.S. housing market. What might happen to real estate as the global pandemic continues to spread?

Other topics we cover:

  • In lighter news, an insane “Star Wars”–themed basement inspired us to discuss what would be in our fantasy spaces. Is it possible to build a 5,000-square-foot hot tub?
  • We reveal our true feelings (and don’t hold back) about she sheds and man caves.
  • We continue our new segment, “The Mailbox,” in which we read and answer listener letters from our inbox. (It’s open, y’all! We’d love to hear from you: podcast@realtor.com)
  • A Valentine’s Day–appropriate discussion turns to Jack-and-Jill sinks. (Are they really worth it?)
  • And, of course, we cover the week’s celebrity real estate winner and loser.

Ready to listen? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, 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. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.

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Stories we discussed on ‘House Party’ this week:

U.S. Real Estate Market Shows Symptoms of Coronavirus Effect: What You Need to Know

$26.5M Hidden Hills Mansion With Stupendous ‘Star Wars’ Basement Lands on Market

‘Help, My Husband and I Can’t Agree on a House!’

My Biggest Remodeling Regret? Double Bathroom Sinks

No Longer a Housewife, Bethenny Frankel Sells Her SoHo Loft at a Loss

Lance Armstrong Lists His Beloved Aspen, CO, Family Retreat for $14.5M



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Is Dr. Phil’s Mansion the Stuff of Nightmares?


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“House Party” is realtor.com®’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture, hosted by Natalie WayErik Gunther, and Rachel Stults. Click the player above to hear our takes on this week’s hot topics.

“The idea is kind of Tim Burton threw up on a canvas, and it turned into a house.”

Believe it or not, that’s the concept behind the Beverly Hills, CA, mansion owned by TV personality Dr. Phil and occupied by his son Jordan McGraw. The internet went bonkers when the five-bedroom, 6,170-square-foot estate bounced onto the market on the final day of 2019, featuring some interesting decor choices. We take a peek inside and discuss who on Earth would want to buy this place. (Spoiler alert: Someone already has!)

Other topics we cover:

  • The rise in “grandmillennial” decor. Is this simply OG hipster style or should we all be raiding Nana’s house?
  • You might think you’re saving energy (and money) by doing these things, but you’d be wrong! We cover common energy-saving myths that could be costing you.
  • And this week’s celebrity real estate winner is a power couple used to moving fast to win, while our loser just might need to reboot his listing after a nearly 50% price cut.

Ready to listen? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, 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’ll be 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. Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.

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Stories we discussed on ‘House Party’ this week:

What Is ‘Grandmillennial’ Style? Millennials Meet Granny Chic

Dr. Phil Lists Bonkers Beverly Hills Mansion for $5.75M

6 Energy-Saving Myths You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Race Car Phenom Danica Patrick Zoom Into a Malibu Mansion

Former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy Slashes Price on Silicon Valley Mansion



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