‘House Party’ Podcast: Which Type of Clutter Rules Your Life? Plus, Polygamy and Real Estate

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“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.

There’s no denying that real estate touches all of us, but sometimes we surprise even ourselves with the Venn diagram of housing. The latest example: polygamy and real estate. More specifically, TLC’s “Sister Wives” and real estate. Think selling one house is hard? Try selling four—all at the same time. Join us as we dive into the latest drama with this unusual portfolio.

Then: Should we close the book on open shelving? This divisive decor decision has us split: Natalie loves the look, Rachel hates it, but we agree it’s a difficult aesthetic to achieve without making things look cluttered.

Speaking of which, did you know there are multiple types of clutter? No, we don’t mean papers and clothing (although Marie Kondo is not wrong here). The types of clutter in our lives run emotionally deep—from painful clutter to “sunk-cost fallacy clutter.” Sunk cost what now? Listen to hear us explain, and find out which type is taking over your life. (And don’t feel too bad. See the photo below of Rachel’s recent road trip—all the types of clutter are reigning supreme here.)

Rachel is suffering from all types of clutter.

Rachel Stults

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If that made you want to run far, far away (like it did Erik), then we’ve got the perfect solution: an $18 million underground home in Las Vegas. This house is bonkers, y’all. We don’t even have the words … except we do: The subterranean structure is designed to make residents feel as if they’re in a normal home—with a yard, grass, swimming pool, trees, and murals painted to look like landscaping and the horizon beyond.

And yet it’s not ideal for a prepper paradise; in an end-of-the-world scenario, you probably don’t want to be here. Listen to find out why!

Finally, we reveal this week’s celeb real estate winners and losers. It hurts us to announce the loser, but the winner is losing no sleep over his real estate moves.

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Have a wacky home-related story you’re dying to share? Wish you could finally get your real estate questions answered? We’re all ears. Reach us at podcast@realtor.com, or tweet us @housepartypod on Twitter.


Stories we discussed on ‘House Party’ this week:

‘Sister Wives’ Stars Selling Off Their 4 Las Vegas Homes

I Hate Open Shelving in the Kitchen, Case Closed

4 Types of Clutter: How Many Are You Hanging Onto?

Digging Deeper Into the $18M Underground House in Las Vegas

Is Johnny Cash Haunting His Old Home? These Listing Photos Reveal All

Rapper Wiz Khalifa Reportedly Drops $3.4M on High-Tech Encino Mansion