Welcome to The Housing Muse! Because every home needs inspiration.


Oct. 28, 2022

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 thei…

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Oct. 7, 2022

Home Sellers Are Liars!

Episode 29: Ninety-four percent of homeowners admit to not disclosing property defects when selling their home. Home buyers then …

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Sept. 8, 2022

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 s…

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Aug. 26, 2022

6 Ways to Channel Barbiecore Home Design

Find out about the latest craze in home design: Barbiecore. The iconic doll is inspiring real-life Barbie Dreamhouses that can be…

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July 28, 2022

Choosing the Perfect Flooring

Heidi Steele, founder of Surface Resources, joins the Housing Muse Podcast to provide insights into the latest flooring trends, a…

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June 8, 2022

There's No Crying in Real Estate!

But so many people are crying! A new survey shows that 50% of home buyers said the real estate process left them in tears. Here’s…

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May 23, 2022

The Best Paint Color for Every Room in the House

Only one good thing happened in 2020 … Sherwin-Williams brought us this paint color! Find out which color we’re loving as home st…

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April 27, 2022

10 Ways You're Screwing Up Your Home's Value

Homeowners may be unintentionally hurting their home’s long-term value through their actions. You undoubtedly want your home’s va…

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April 12, 2022

Striking it Big in Real Estate: Yes, You!!!

Hey, homeowners, have you noticed? It’s rainin’ money inside your home! Housing appreciation is in overdrive and equity is pourin…

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March 22, 2022

Quiz! Test Your Home Design IQ

Listen to this fun, interactive quiz to see how cool and trendy you are when it comes to the latest home design trends. What is t…

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March 15, 2022

Home Improvement Rescuer: HGTV Host Page Turner

When home renovations or housing flips go awry, Page Turner is the expert you want to call. The host of the new HGTV show, “Fix M…

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March 8, 2022

The Housing Muse Podcast Trailer

Welcome to The Housing Muse Podcast! Host Melissa Dittmann Tracey is an award-winning journalist who uncovers the latest home des…

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March 1, 2022

Moving the Parents

We’re all getting older and there may come a point when a house no longer fits your needs or a family member’s needs. Moving an a…

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Feb. 15, 2022

12 Mind-Blowing Housing Stats That Will Make You Say 'What?!'

Gasp. Jaw drop. And be utterly surprised along with The Housing Muse at some recent trends in the real estate market. Home buyers…

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Feb. 1, 2022

'I Have Serious House Envy'

We’re all trying to keep up with the Joneses. And the Joneses keep winning! Many people admit they’re taking on home improvement …

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Jan. 14, 2022

Quiz Time! Get Smarter About Home Maintenance

Many homeowners say they regret buying their house just because of the chore of maintaining it. A lot of us are clueless when it …

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Dec. 23, 2021

Let's Talk 2022 Home Design Trends

Home designer and stager Krisztina Bell joins The Housing Muse Podcast to talk about the hot trends expected to make a bigger spl…

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Dec. 9, 2021

From Cousin Eddie's to Martha's: Hosting House Guests (Part 3, Home f…

What are the worst offenses of those who visit your home? Find out in this timely segment on hosting guests—or being one yourself…

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Dec. 1, 2021

The Spot You're Forgetting to Decorate! (Part 2, Home for the Holiday…

This very well could be the hottest holiday decorating trend of the year. Forget about festive front yard decor! Unleash your inn…

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Nov. 16, 2021

The Perfect Centerpiece (Part 1, Home for the Holidays)

Warm up your spaces and impress your guests this holiday season with the perfect tablescape. Megan Bestul and Stefanie Barraco, f…

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Nov. 2, 2021

Home Exterior Makeovers

Choosing the right color and finishes on a home's exterior can be one of the most difficult and unforgiving aspects in home desig…

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Oct. 18, 2021

Your Top 5 Real Estate Fears...BUSTED!

The housing market is operating in crazy mode ... sky-high home prices and fierce bidding wars. So, is it a good time to buy a ho…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Outfitting Today's Modern Home Office

A home office can be anywhere—whether you have a dedicated space, spare bedroom, or even just an empty closet! The Housing Muse c…

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Sept. 21, 2021

2021 Kitchen Trends ... with Krisztina Bell

Will trendy gray or blue kitchen cabinets age well? Should you go with granite or quartz for the countertops? What's going on wit…

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