Houston will get a flash of Hollywood glam this week when celebrities begin to descend on the Bayou City for Super Bowl LI. Local publicist Mark Sullivan dishes on the best places to get a glimpse of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Josh Brolin among lots of other A-list film stars, rock bands and politicians – oh, and of course plenty of familiar faces from reality TV.
Thousands of Houstonians have listed their homes on various vacation rental platforms in hopes of cashing in during Super Bowl LI. But is it realistic to find someone who will pay thousands of dollars a night for your home or apartment? And what about the risks? What happens if a guest breaks your beloved antique vase or throws a raucous party and your neighbor calls the cops? Nancy and Erin bring Airbnb's Laura Spanjian into the studio to answer those questions and more about what to expect if you're a first-time renter.
Dwight Silverman spent years raising kids in a comfortable subdivision in piney northwest Houston before deciding to buy a townhouse inside the Loop. About a year ago, he and his wife moved again. They sold a bunch of their furniture on Craig's List and rented a two-bedroom apartment within walking distance of restaurants, wine bars and a Whole Foods. On this episode of Looped In, Nancy and Erin talk to Silverman about his transition from homeowner to apartment dweller and what it's like to be a renter by choice.