Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


Aug. 8, 2016

How's the Market? | Real Estate Statistics Now Available

Sample Market ReportAsk any real estate professional – the number one cocktail party question is always How’s the Market? Here in Houston, our housing market is still reacting to oil price slump - but not all neighborhoods or price-points are equally affected. To give shoppers a quick and simple snapshot of their own neighborhood’s performance, Roger Martin Properties now offers a state-of-the art web tool called Altos.  “Altos is like the Siri of real estate,” says Roger Martin, “Whether you are buying or selling, it puts the facts at your fingertips.” 

Look for the new charts and graphs throughout, particularly in the section titled “How’s the Market?” The data is live, so check back weekly to monitor changes.  Or take advantage of the optional subscription feature, and you will receive a summary report tailored to the trends in your specific neighborhood.  Neighborhoods can be changed at any time, and subscribers can control how frequently they receive their reports. 

Roger has always believed that his job is to educate his clients about the market. He says, "Statistics are an indicator, not an absolute, which makes real estate both an art and a science. There's a lot that goes into the decision to buy and sell, and a good agent helps clients sift through information."  These new market reports are just another way Roger Martin Properties consistently offers professional and highly personalized service.

These statistical reports include the market price points, available inventory, average price, days-on-market, and other statistics, charts and graphs.  Choose real estate market reports for...


Aug. 5, 2016

3765 Robinhood Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

3765 Robinhood Street is a beautiful, timeless home located on the desirable 3700 block of Robinhood. This home has been remodeled, and has gorgeous features such as hardwood flooring, a new roof, new paint, a new pantry, a Bromine swimming pool, and more.  

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,757 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Listed by JoAnna Ide
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 7 Full
  • Garage: 2 Car Attached/Detached
  • MLS #39202464
  • Sold For: $1,865,000


  • Stucco exterior.
  • High ceilings and hardwood floors.
  • Professional landscaping.
  • New roof installed in 2015.
  • Spacious entry.
  • Open floorplan!
  • First floor paneled study has a fireplace, built-in book cases, and storage. Adjacent full bathroom, room could be used as a first floor bedroom if needed.
  • Updated island kitchen with leather finished granite counters. Opens to breakfast room and den. Newly remodeled pantry.
  • Large open den with fireplace and French doors overlooking the relaxing patio. Bromine pool with new filter, new pumps, and new pool equipment.
  • Detached garage with covered walkway. Garage also has finished quarters over it with a new A/C unit. Garage quarters square footage not included in total square footage of the house.
  • Master bedroom suite has its own fireplace and a large updated master bathroom.
  • Electric driveway gate with new gate arm.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

Aug. 4, 2016

2428 Wentworth Oaks Court | SOLD in League City!

2428 Wentworth Oaks Court is beautiful patio home located in the gated golf course community of Fairway Pointe. With lush, mature landscaping, this jewel of a three bedroom home is located in a park-like setting amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,533 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,939 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Jim Barker
  • MLS #30848270
  • Sold for: $350,000


  • Private gated courtyard entrance. Beveled glass front doorway. Beautiful front foyer.
  • Deep crown moldings, canned lighting, engineered hardwoods, a high efficiency HVAC system, and thermal windows.
  • Large formal dining room with windows overlooking the courtyard.
  • Expansive living room. Custom fireplace. Mirror backed built-in shelving with halogen lighting. Wall of windows overlooks the swimming pool. Open floorplan is great for living and entertaining.
  • Open kitchen with island. Island is plumbed for electric or gas cooktops. Built-in desk. Breakfast bar, breakfast room. Great lighting.
  • Half-bath has a convenient location near the kitchen and pool.
  • Study is currently in use as a media room. Could be a fourth bedroom. Closable French doors separate it from the living room. A second set of French doors overlooks the private backyard.
  • Secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets.
  • Large master bedroom suite. 10 foot coffered ceiling. Direct access to the pool and patio.
  • Master bathroom has a jetted tub, separate shower, double sinks, a water closet, and two separate walk-in closets.
  • Mediterranean inspired backyard landscaping. Low maintenance yard. Beautiful swimming pool. Sunning patio with an automatic roll-out patio cover. Second patio with lush landscaping 
  • Gated subdivision with entry controlled by individual access codes and remote controls for property owners. Fairway Pointe is located amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course.
  • Agent/Owner.

>More Great League City Homes for Sale

Aug. 3, 2016

Laurie Conner Expands AFA Choral Program

Laurie Conner, AFA Elementary Choral Teacher

Laurie Conner is a sales assocate with Roger Martin Properties and an ace choral teacher at the Meyerland School for the Performing and Visual Arts (formerly Johnston Middle School).  This summer, Laurie has expanded the AFA Summer Music Conservatory to offer intensive choral training to elementary students.   

 Laurie Conner at AFA Closing Ceremony

The youngsters loved it - so this part-time pilot program will be expanded to a full-scale summer class in 2017.  

Congratulations, Laurie! 

July 22, 2016

5603 Saint Moritz St | LEASED in Bellaire, TX

5603 Saint Moritz in Bellaire, TX

5603 Saint Moritz St is a beautiful townhome in Bellaire, TX.  It is located on an over-sized cul-de-sac lot. The downstairs has a bedroom and a full bathroom. Upstairs are double master bedroom suites and a loft or game room. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the the backyard, which features a flagstone patio, pond, and sprinkler system.

Property Information

  • House Size:  2,175 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Garage: 2 Car/Attached
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #84305994
  • Leased for: $2,495/mo


  • Tile floors downstairs, hardwood flooring upstairs.
  • 2-story living room with soaring ceiling and a beautiful view of the backyard through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Formal dining room with built-ins. Glass doors lead to the back patio. Projector for TV, DVR, or computer.
  • Updated kitchen. Breakfast area. 42" cabinets!
  • Bedroom and full bath downstairs.
  • Upstairs features two master bedroom suites with a loft/game room in between.
  • Backyard has a patio just outside of the living room, a pond, and sprinkler system.
  • Zoned to Horn Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Bellaire High School.

 >More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

July 22, 2016

4106 Drake St #1 | LEASED near West University Place

4106 Drake Street #1, near West University Place, Houston, TX

4106 Drake St #1 is a ground-floor apartment available in this charming quad-plex near West University Place. Hardwoods, crown moldings. Two beds and one bath.

Property Information

  • Apartment Size: 1,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #23979750
  • Leased for: $1,400/mo


  • Hardwoods, crown moldings and ceiling fans.
  • Washer, dryer and refrigerator included.
  • Ground floor unit.
  • Kitchen features dishwasher, double sink, stove and built-in microwave.
  • Neutral colors throughout.
  • Excellent location near West University {;ace. with easy access to downtown, the Medical Center, and the Galleria.

 >More Great West U Homes for Sale

July 22, 2016

3803 Rice Blvd | SOLD in West University Place

3803 Rice Blvd, West University Place, Houston, TX 77005

3803 Rice Blvd is a lot for sale in the heart of West University Place!  The property is located near the West University Community Center and in close proximity to the West University Library, West University Elementary School, the West U ball fields and Rice Village.  This property being sold for LOT VALUE ONLY, so build your dream home now or hold this lot as an investment. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,176 sq ft - House will NOT be shown.
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #58654955
  • Sold for: $590,000


  • Excellent location in West U's city center, near Friends Park, West University Elementary School, the West University Public Library, the West University City Center.
  • Easy access to the Medical Center, downtown, and the Galleria.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

July 19, 2016

2018 Branard Street | SOLD in Montrose!

2018 Branard Street is a charming and lovingly renovated home in Montrose! This home has great features like the enclosed sun porch/den, a spacious living and dining room, a large backyard, and more, all in a fabulous location!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,869 sq ft
  • Lot Size:  6,875 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Garage:  2 Car/Detached
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #37543554
  • Sold For: $671,000


  • 55' x 125' lot.
  • New roof on home.
  • Spacious rooms with hardwoods.
  • Large living room with a fireplace w/tile surround, restored ship lap accent walls, neutral wall colors, and recessed lighting. Opens to sun porch/den.
  • Enclosed sun porch/den. Built-in shelving, three large arched windows. Great natural lighting.
  • Dining room with restored ship lap walls. Overlooked by the kitchen breakfast bar. Enough space for a china cabinet.
  • Renovated kitchen features double ovens and wine refrigerators, Viking six burner gas stove with vent hood, Thermador panel refrigerator, Whirlpool dishwasher, and farmhouse sink. Plenty of storage and counter space, custom drawers. Painted wood floors. Breakfast bar with ship lap walled knee space.
  • Gorgeous master bedroom. Renovated master bathroom with new frameless shower and shower pan, new light fixtures. Walk-in closet.
  • Large study/home office off of the master bedroom.
  • Two additional bedrooms share a hall bath. Hall bath has marble counters, a tub shower, and a stacked washer and dryer.
  • Great backyard for entertaining. Patio and deck. Space for a pool and play equipment. Garage has been recently rebuilt.
  • Side yard along driveway with additional outdoor living space.
  • Great location in Montrose. Near shopping and restaurants.

>More Great Montrose Homes for Sale

July 15, 2016

10811 Greenwillow #8 | SOLD in Willow Meadows!

10811 Greenwillow Street #8 is an adorable Willowbend townhome with vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, and laminate wood flooring. This property has a great location near NRG Stadium, the Medical Center, and the Galleria. 


Property Information

  • House Size: 1,796 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,154 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #96354663


  • Master bedroom has great natural lighting with en suite full bath.
  • Dry bar off of the dining area for easy entertaining!
  • Utility room with good cabinet storage space.
  • Kitchen has granite counters and a breakfast area.
  • Loft area upstairs. Could also serve as office space or play room.
  • Intimate patio for backyard relaxation.
  • Community pool for those hot summer days.

>>See More Great Homes in Willow Meadows!>>

July 12, 2016

Bellaire Officer Killed

Bellaire Police Logo, Bellaire, TXThe Bellaire Police Department mourns the tragic death of Motorcycle Officer Marco Zarate, who was killed in the line of duty this afternoon while he was in pursuit of two shoplifters fleeing Meyerland Plaza.  Officer Zarate responded to a call from Talbot's where the two suspects were using box cutters to remove security tags. He pursued them as they sped away from Meyerland, down Beechnut, turning north on Ferris.  Officer Zarate's motorcycle hit a trailer full of lawn equipment and he was transported to the Memorial Hermann Trauma Center where he died.