33 episodes

Your home to real estate and home design inspiration. Find ideas to spruce up your space, countdowns to the latest design trends, fun interactive quizzes, and how to grow your most valuable investment—your home. Follow The Housing Muse's host Melissa Dittmann Tracey on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse

The Housing Muse Podcast with Melissa Dittmann Tracey Melissa Dittmann Tracey

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    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Your home to real estate and home design inspiration. Find ideas to spruce up your space, countdowns to the latest design trends, fun interactive quizzes, and how to grow your most valuable investment—your home. Follow The Housing Muse's host Melissa Dittmann Tracey on Instagram and Twitter @housingmuse

    Ep 32: Why It's Now OK to Have a Messy Home

    Ep 32: Why It's Now OK to Have a Messy Home

    Enter a judge-free zone with the Housing Muse. After all, even organization guru Marie Kondo recently said it’s acceptable to not have a spotless, perfectly organized home all of the time. Maybe tidy doesn’t always spark joy. As you adopt more of a get-‘er-done than perfection mantra, find hacks to solve everyday cleaning and organization challenges. And learn to stress less over the mess.
    Home Cleaning Tips for Every Hosting Vibe (HouseLogic.com/By Melissa Dittmann Tracey) Housingmuse.com Follow the Housing Muse on Instagram @housingmuse

    • 11 min
    Ep 31: The Worst Trendy Home Trends EVER

    Ep 31: The Worst Trendy Home Trends EVER

    You have some of these in your home. We all do. In this episode of The Housing Muse Podcast, we question some mainstream design trends that may be doing more to make our lives harder than easier. Listen in as host Melissa Tracey offers an amusing countdown to the five trends she has started to question, and why she believes you should, too.   
    Follow The Housing Muse @housingmuse on Twitter or Instagram.
    Check out the Housing Muse’s home at: Housingmuse.com

    • 10 min
    5 DIY Tasks Home Inspectors Want You to STOP Doing

    5 DIY Tasks Home Inspectors Want You to STOP Doing

    The pandemic ushered in a DIY craze, as homeowners armed with YouTube tutorials and power searches on Google went to work on their homes in high numbers. But they may have taken on more than what they should have in an effort to save money and bypass waiting on overbooked contractors. Home inspectors are now spotting homeowners’ not-so-handy work. Let’s head into the home inspection files to uncover the most common household tasks that inspectors say they’re spotting, and what could even jeopardize a sale of your home one day.
     
    Follow the Housing Muse @housingmuse on Twitter and Instagram Read the article at REALTOR® Magazine DIY Madness!
    Check out these previous episodes of The Housing Muse Podcast:
    Ep.#6: Fix or Flop? 5 Epic DIY Fails
    Ep.#23: 10 Ways You're Screwing Up the Value of Your Home

    • 9 min
    Home Sellers Are Liars!

    Home Sellers Are Liars!

    Episode 29: Ninety-four percent of homeowners admit to not disclosing property defects when selling their home. Home buyers then move in and uncover shoddy repairs and cover-ups. The percentage is alarmingly high, and particularly worrisome given that so many buyers recently waived their home inspection contingency to purchase a home in a competitive real estate market. Let’s dive in to what home sellers are lying about, and the potential repercussions for doing so.
     
    Stay tuned for part 2—coming soon! We’ll have more frightening stories in real estate and spotlight the red flags home inspectors are finding with DIY home projects. 
    *The ideas and comments expressed are my own.
    Survey: 94% of Sellers Don’t Disclose Property Defects
    For Realtors: Waiving a Home Inspection Contingency? Don’t Blame Me!
     
    Follow the Housing Muse on Twitter and Instagram @housingmuse
     

    • 12 min
    Designing Versailles: The Biggest House in America

    Designing Versailles: The Biggest House in America

    The interior designer behind the Siegels’ famous home, "Versailles," joins the Housing Muse to talk about designing the largest single-family home in the U.S. The home, belonging to socialite Jackie Siegel and billionaire David Siegel, has been featured on the Discovery-Plus series, “Queen of Versailles Reigns Again.” Hear from designer Kim Coombs, founder and president of KBCO Interior Design, as she walks us through the eclectic styles in designing this mammoth home, including that much-buzzed about purple dining room. Also, find out how to add luxury to your own home, even on a much smaller budget.
    Discovery-Plus series: “Queen of Versailles Reigns Again”
    Kim Coombs, founder and president of KBCO Interior Design: kbcodesign.com
    The Housing Muse's home: housingmuse.com

    • 27 min
    6 Ways to Channel Barbiecore Home Design

    6 Ways to Channel Barbiecore Home Design

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

db_wings ,

Love The Housing Muse

Melissa is awesome!! She so on top of trends and her podcasts are lively and informative.

Trevski14 ,

Knows her stuff!

Melissa has been involved in the home staging, real estate and design industry for many years so she really knows what she’s talking about! She also has a way of taking difficult information and making it more understandable, sensible and usable…great podcast.

txkt ,

Educational

Melissa has such great tips and information on the latest design trends. It is a fun and interesting podcast.

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