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

Season 1

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 move in and uncover shoddy repairs and cover-ups. The percentage is alarmingly high, and particularly worrisome given that...

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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 aging parent, grandparent, or loved one can be stressful and cause tension in families when …

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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 are willing to blow their budget by how much?! Housing equity is up by how much?! The …

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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 projects solely to impress others. They’re spending thousands of dollars to do it too! In this episode: Find …

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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 comes to what checkups a home regularly requires to avoid costly repairs. Take a quiz to …

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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 splash in home design in the new year, from double kitchen islands, multifunctional spaces, to green colors everywhere …

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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—this holiday season. We'll break down three types of house guests—Cousin Eddie’s, Buddy the Elf’s, and...

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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 inner Clark Griswold style in this prime location in your home. You’ll be sure to bring some Yuletide smiles …

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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, founders of the Center of It All in Detroit, Mich., offer up several ideas in how. Gather affordable ways to …

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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 design. Learn the latest exterior home trends and how to give your home's outside a dramatic makeover. Matt …

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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 home? Or to sell? Are we in a housing bubble? Is a foreclosure wave coming? …

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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 catches up with Dave Adams with BDI Furniture to talk furniture trends. Get inspired to find more permanent …

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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 with the lights ... greenery in pendants?! We talk the latest kitchen trends with home stager and designer …

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Sept. 8, 2021

Help! My Open Floorplan Is Driving Me Nuts!

Homes today have a serious noise problem. We’ve knocked down walls in opening up our floorpans and then covered our floors in hard surfaces, like hardwood flooring and ceramic tile. That has only amplified the sounds! All the noise may …

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Aug. 26, 2021

Fix or Flop? 5 Epic DIY Fails

“The Great American Remodel” has emerged since the pandemic. And as more homeowners spruce up their space, they’ve taken on more of these household updates themselves. But on certain home projects, DIY can be disastrous! Home design TV shows may...

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Aug. 20, 2021

Surprising Paint Trends to Inspire Your Next Project, Part 2

"Wall Wizard" Brian Santos offers up the perfect paint colors for each room in your house. Which trendy colors should you use in the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, home office, or even for that challenging open floor plan? You'll gain some …

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Aug. 13, 2021

Surprising Paint Trends to Inspire Your Next Project, Part 1

Learn painting tips and tricks from Brian Santos--a.k.a. "The Wall Wizard." Brian shares the latest trends that draw inspiration from the Roaring '20s. Listen how these bold choices can make a dramatic difference in elevating your home's style....

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July 27, 2021

Using Color Psychology to Pick the Best Paint Color for Your Home

The best hues for your mood. Learn how science and psychological research can offer insight into paint and color choices in your home. Certain colors may lift your mood, make you more creative, or even more attentive to detail. In …

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June 30, 2021

Top 10 Worst Home Design Trends, 2021 Edition

We’re counting down to the worst home design trends. Do you have some of these items in your home? If so, it's time to remove them NOW--particularly the number one offense. *Music courtesy Bensound.com

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June 23, 2021

I Staged My Dog in Real Estate ... and It Worked!

We’re letting the dogs out in the first episode of The Housing Muse Podcast. You may have heard about staging a home to better your chances of selling. But how about staging your dog to attract buyers? The pets are …

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