“House Party” is realtor.com’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture. Click the player above to hear our takes on this week’s hot topics.
It’s January, so that means three things are for certain: Gyms everywhere are packed with sweaty resolution-makers, the days are slowly—but finally—getting longer, and, of course, there’s an all-new season of “The Bachelor.”
In the premiere this week, we were introduced to the 29 women—and one sloth—who are vying for the heart of Colton Underwood, the franchise’s first-ever virgin bachelor. We have thoughts (like the fact that it was three hours of our lives we’ll never get back), but since this isn’t a “Bachelor” podcast, we’ll refrain from going too far down the rabbit hole. We did, however, go all-in on “The Bachelor” mansion decor, which changes from season to season. Is it haute or hideous?
Then Erik, Natalie, and Rachel discuss whether they’re officially Marie Kondo-verts after watching three episodes of the pro organizer’s new Netflix show, “Tidying Up.” There’s a lot to unpack here (clutter pun!).
Speaking of cleaning, a man in California was caught on camera this week licking a doorbell clean. For three hours. That’s 180 minutes of licking, folks. Why? Well, we’re sure he had his reasons—and we’re pretty sure those reasons included bath salts. But isn’t it fun what our home security cameras can capture these things? (P.S. The licker is still at large. Slurp!)
Next, we take things into the bedroom. (Not like that, you sickos.) Rachel admits to having a few items in her boudoir that could be keeping her up at night, and we’re pretty sure the rest of you do, too. How is your bedroom subconsciously stressing you out? You’ll have to listen to find out!
We also discuss some of the biggest little bungalows for sale right now. They are cute and spacious, and we seriously want them all.
And, of course, we’ve got celebrity winners and losers (or, as Erik prefers to call them, “famous people who just didn’t do so great in real estate this particular week but they’re probably very nice people, actually.”) Our winner made real estate moves (like Jagger), and our loser had to shred the price of his San Francisco mansion.
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