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A podcast about the intersection of home and pop culture from the editors of realtor.com. Join Rachel Stults and Natalie Way as they dish on the latest home trends, celebrity real estate, reality TV, and much, much more.

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    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

A podcast about the intersection of home and pop culture from the editors of realtor.com. Join Rachel Stults and Natalie Way as they dish on the latest home trends, celebrity real estate, reality TV, and much, much more.

    Behind the Scenes of 'Rock the Block' with the Winners of Season 4

    Behind the Scenes of 'Rock the Block' with the Winners of Season 4

    This week, season 4 of "Rock the Block" came to a close and a new winning team was crowned. After six grueling weeks of construction and creativity, the fireworks flew and one duo of HGTV stars learned they had designed the best home on the block. Their win solidifies that good, authentic design absolutely adds value to a home, but what else made their property stand out from the rest?
    On this exclusive episode of "House Party" podcast, we sit down with the winners of season four to deep dive their design strategy, get real about their experience designing a 5,000-square-foot Colorado home in six weeks, and chat about their favorite house of the bunch (outside of theirs, of course). Click the player above to hear our guests get honest about the highs—and lows—of their "Rock the Block" journey.
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    • 58 min
    'Rock the Block' Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Designing for the Great Outdoors

    'Rock the Block' Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Designing for the Great Outdoors

    On the penultimate episode of "Rock the Block" Season 4, the teams set their sights and renovation budgets on their home exteriors. This week, they're tasked with overhauling the house siding, landscaping, backyard, and patio.
    But, host Ty Pennington throws the HGTV stars a curveball—and an extra $1,000—to complete a design challenge. In addition to all the other work they're putting into their exterior designs, they must also create a recreational activity area.
    Click the player above to hear us discuss who put the "great" in the great outdoors on "Rock the Block" this week.
    Be sure to subscribe to “House Party” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you have access to new episodes right when they publish. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear.
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    • 38 min
    'Rock the Block' Season 4 Episode 4: High Praise for This Week's Lower Level Renovations

    'Rock the Block' Season 4 Episode 4: High Praise for This Week's Lower Level Renovations

    Imagine having 1,500 square feet of walkout basement space to design to your heart's content. Would it be dedicated to family time, entertaining guests, or cultivating your physical and mental health? That was the big decision the four teams of HGTV designers had to make on this week's episode of "Rock the Block."
    Host Ty Pennington announces that the design duos will be tricking out the entire 1,500-square-foot lower level of their houses, and it's up to them to decide how to add as much style and appraised value to the space as possible.
    Creativity was at an all-time high and the designers turned out four impressive zones, but one team impressed judges Alison Victoria and Veronica Valencia the most and were crowned this week's winners. Who brought home the gold? Click the player above to hear our full recap of "Rock the Block" episode four.
    Be sure to subscribe to “House Party” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, so you have access to new episodes right when they publish. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear.
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    • 41 min
    'Rock the Block' Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Which Team Has the Sweetest Main Suite?

    'Rock the Block' Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Which Team Has the Sweetest Main Suite?

    When designing (or dreaming about) the ideal main suite of a home, the goal is to cultivate a space that is comfortable and functional. On this week's episode of "Rock the Block," all four teams passed this test with flying colors. Every main suite included a relaxing bedroom, a spa-like bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a private washer and dryer. But one team of HGTV stars used their experience designing luxurious homes to rise above and be crowned the winners of the main suite challenge.
    On an all new episode of "House Party" podcast, we chat about the most recent episode of "Rock the Block" including all of the fancy-schmancy design details, that "design surprise," and (of course) host Ty Pennington—in chaps.
    Be sure to subscribe to “House Party” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts so you have access to new episodes right when they publish. And please: Throw us a five-star rating if you like what you hear.
    Want to chime in? Email us at podcast@realtor.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.
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    • 45 min
    ‘Rock the Block’ Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: Living Room Looks and Too Many Books

    ‘Rock the Block’ Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: Living Room Looks and Too Many Books

    How does living room design add value to a home? That's the question the HGTV star designers are tasked with solving on this week's episode of "Rock the Block." For this competition, host Ty Pennington challenges the teams to renovate the entry area, living room, and guest powder room in their respective houses.
    Guest judges Mina Starsiak Hawk of "Good Bones" and Jenn Todryck of "No Demo Reno" stop by to evaluate the designers' work and determine who added the most appraised value to their home. The winning team harnesses the beauty of the Colorado landscape while also curating a feeling of luxury and comfort in their living room. So which duo comes out on top? Listen now to find out, and hear us discuss what we loved and loathed about the designs this week.
    Be sure to subscribe to “House Party” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts so you have access to new episodes right when they publish. 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.
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    • 40 min
    Rock the Block Season 4 Recap: Are Two Kitchens Better Than One?

    Rock the Block Season 4 Recap: Are Two Kitchens Better Than One?

    “House Party” is the official Realtor.com® podcast about the overlapping worlds of home and pop culture, hosted by Rachel Stults and Natalie Way. Click the player above to hear our take on this week’s hot topics.
    We're all in on season four of "Rock the Block," the home renovation competition that pits teams of HGTV stars against one another to build a house from scratch and add as much value to the property as possible. This time around, the showdown takes place in the idyllic mountain town of Berthoud, CO, and the designers are tasked with overhauling 5,000-square-foot mansions using a budget of $250,000. It's "Rock the Block": luxury edition, and we couldn't be more excited to recap the season and watch the drama unfold.
    This week is technically kitchens week, but the designers are also tasked with renovating the dining room, pantry, and mudroom. On top of that, host Ty Pennington sends the HGTV stars on a hot air balloon design challenge that takes the competition to new heights.
    Jenny and Dave Marrs, stars of "Fixer to Fabulous," are brought in to judge the final designs and choose a winning team based on their decision to build not one but two kitchens. Which design duo comes out on top? We discuss it all on this week's episode of "House Party."
    Watch "Rock the Block" on HGTV or Discovery+
    Be sure to subscribe to “House Party” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts so you have access to new episodes right when they publish. 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.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

CoastalGal29 ,

Talking with friends.

Loved the conversational nature of this pod and the interviews and behind the scenes details. This is my favorite subject matter. I’ll continue to listen.

AliWahl ,

Need to fact check

I feel like they lack substance to their non-tv reviewing episodes and the episodes all over the place. I don’t care which celebrity bought or sold a home. I want to hear about new design trends, the hosts discuss their thoughts on the trends, and how these trends are impacting and being utilized in real estate.

My favorite episodes are when they review tv shows, like Rock the Block or Battle on the Beach from HGTV. These episodes have a clear subject and I enjoy hearing their comments (even if I don’t agree with them). However, I wish they would watch the episode more than once or take more detailed notes before recording the episode. They’ve incorrectly quoted the show and stated obvious facts that aren’t true (like who won a precious season). I’d appreciate a bit more research before these episodes.

jcarsonway ,

Vinegar

I really enjoy listening because in every podcast there is a learning theme. Vinegar was my go to cleaner, not anymore. I particularly enjoy decorating ideas ins/outs of today’s ideas. Is square footage really a tool to price a home? Look forward to next episode. Our friends parents had several (too many) Coca Cola memorabilia in their house. Funny about Michigan guy!! That was fun listening, great one!! Final 2020 episode was fantastic! Look forward listening in 2021. Natalie and Rachel have great insights, each with different styles and opinions. Fun listening!! Ty was awesome, such great energy and tips! Thank you Natalie and Rachel for sharing his insights.

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