About Roger Martin Properties

March 7, 2016

The Unexpected Garden

Ann Martin in her Container Garden, Houston, TX 77005Ann Martin finds that the patience and watchfulness make her garden grow.  That and a lot of Texas ingenuity. “The sage and thyme don’t like growing in Houston, so I mulch with limestone or marble chips so they think they are in the Hill Country,” says Martin, VP of ...

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Feb. 8, 2016

Visit to The Mondrian at the Museum

Recently the Roger Martin Properties team attended a lunchtime presentation at one of Houston’s newest midrise complex in the Museum District, The Mondrian at the Museum.

This complex features a contemporary mid-century modern design with only 20 residences.  The one-story units start in size at 2900 square feet, and ...

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Dec. 15, 2015

Holiday Tapas Luncheon

Holiday Tapas Luncheon at El Meson

Who can say "no" to tapas and paella?  Not the Roger Martin Properties team!  Here we gathered at El Meson restaurant in Rice Village for our annual holiday luncheon.  From left to right: Roger Martin, Chris Martin, Diane Finch, Susan Hilliard, Cynthia Candela, Traci Angelleli, Jo Anna Ide, John Marshall, Mark ...

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Nov. 24, 2015

Welcome Jim Barker!

Jim Barker, Sales Associate at Roger Martin Propertes

Roger Martin Properties is thrilled to announce that Jim Barker is the newest Sales Associate at our growing firm.  Jim is a passionate, lifelong teacher and educator.  He brings that same enthusiasm and devotion to customer service to his real estate clients.  

Jim Barker is a native Houstonian and a ...

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Nov. 19, 2015

Colonial Park Little Free Library

Roger Martin Properties is happy to have sponsored a Little Free Library in Colonial Park, the first to be located in a West University Place public park!  

Little Free Libraries encourage people to "Take a Book; Give a Book".  The City of West University Place will place one Little ...

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Oct. 15, 2015

Vicki Chu Joins Roger Martin Properties!

Vicki Chu, Broker Associate with Roger Martin Properties. Photo courtesy of Barfield PhotographyPlease welcome Vicki Chu as a Broker Associate of Roger Martin Properties.  Vicki lives in Bellaire, Texas and works in Bellaire, West University Place, and the Houston Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Vicki has spent three decades working with Houston builders and homeowners. Her background makes her a perfect ...

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July 3, 2015

Step Five | After Moving-in - the Punch List

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Congratulations!  Your home is completed, and you have moved in.  As you find small service items, add them to a punch list for the builder to fix.  Understand your home warranty, and report maintenance issues promptly!

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July 3, 2015

Step Four | Heading Towards Closing

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Your home is completed and you are heading for the closing table!  Now is the time for your buyer walk through and the builder's introduction to the home. 

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July 3, 2015

Step Three | Building the Home

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Finally!  The builder breaks ground on your new home.  It typically takes 4-5 months to completely finish a home once the construction begins. Communication should be frequent and regular.  Buyers are urged to ask their questions early, before the process gets too ...

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July 3, 2015

Step Two | Permits and Inspections

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Your new home is under contract, and now it is time for permitting.  Be aware that permitting is an important process that can take as long as building the home. Different cities within the Greater Houston Metropolitan area (including West University Place ...

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