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From urban renewal to suburban sprawl, Houston’s real estate market is going through one of its most dynamic times in decades. Join real estate and development reporter Nancy Sarnoff as she meets the city’s developers, deal makers and dreamers and dishes with colleagues on all things Houston real estate.
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Aug 23, 2016

In this episode of Looped In, Chronicle reporters Nancy Sarnoff and Erin Mulvaney speak with fifth-generation Houstonian James Glassman to explore the meanings and backstories behind some of the words in his book, “The Houstorian Dictionary: An insider’s index to Houston.

Aug 16, 2016

An affordable housing project on Fountain View has been a lighting rod at City Hall and among residents of the neighborhood surrounding it. Erin’s been covering the story for months and has the background on this controversial project and where it stands today. Nancy talks about her latest story on Acres Homes, where Francois de Menil has designed an enclave of well-designed artists’ residences. In the last segment, Erin and Nancy discuss Houston’s hot (and not-so-hot) neighborhoods

Aug 8, 2016

According to one definition, a "Newstonian" is "a recent transplant to Houston, usually coming from the east or west coast for a job and bringing lots of non-Houstonian views and traditions with them."

Here in the Chronicle's business section, we just got one.

Brian Rausch moved here from Chicago in June. But unlike most Newstonians, he couldn't wait to get here.

In this episode of Looped In, Brian tells Erin and Nancy why he was so eager to get out of Chicago and what he thinks about Houston's apartments, food and neighborhoods.

He also cleared up some misconceptions his buddies back in Chicago had about the energy capital of the world.

He had this message for them: "I do not see any petrochemical plants from my house!"

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