Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


Nov. 25, 2015

25th Anniversary Celebration | Roger Martin Properties

Roger Martin celebrates the 25th anniversary of his company, Roger Martin Properties

Thank you to ALL our wonderful friends, clients and staff. You made our 25th anniversary celebration a wonderful success.  And with regard to the last 25 years... we couldn't have done it without you.  In a city with so many choices... thank you for choosing us!

Roger Martin

Roger Martin Properties

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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 member of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, where he serves as a Eucharistic Visitor. In addition to his church activities, he enjoys travel, architecture, Houston’s history and photography.


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 Free Library in each of our six public parks.  Each will reflect a local landmark - this first Little Free Library in Colonial Park is built to resemble West U Elementary and commemorates the school's 75th anniversary.

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Oct. 16, 2015

4018 University Boulevard | LEASED in West University Place!

4018 University Boulevard is a charming three bedroom, two full bath brick cottage located in the heart of West University Place. 

Property Information

  • Leased for: $3,600/mo
  • House Size: 1,595 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,188 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • MLS #22729093


  • Great natural lighting, hardwood flooring, plantation shutters and crown moldings throughout the home.
  • Large combined living/dining area offers plenty of space for furniture and sideboards.
  • Tiled kitchen with a Kenmore refrigerator,  a Kenmore electric stove/oven, an under-counter mounted Whirlpool microwave, and a Maytag dishwasher. 
  • Space built off of the kitchen is good for use as a breakfast or sitting area. Utility area behind louvered doors has enough space for a full size washer and dryer.
  • Large master bedroom. En suite master bath with a shower/tub combination.
  • Two spacious secondary bedrooms share a full hall bath.
  • Charming backyard with a brick patio.
  • Excellent location close to Colonial Park, West University Elementary School, the West University Public Library, and the West University City Center.

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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 fit for Houston's mobile, high-tech real estate clients. Vicki was born in Taiwan and raised in Bangkok, where her father worked for the United Nations. She came to the USA for college, graduating in the top of her class. Vicki was the first female chemical engineer hired by Exxon to provide operations support at their Baytown refinery. For a number of years, Vicki supported herself as a stock market investor, where her strong mathematical skills gave her an analytic edge. But selling real estate has always been her passion.  Vicki loves meeting people and providing the best service possible in the complicated world of residential real estate. 

"This is the first company I interviewed with that mentions putting customers first, which coincides with my own first and highest value," said Vicki.  "Roger Martin built his business on relationships, and so do I. I look forward to a long and rewarding association with Roger and his staff."


Oct. 7, 2015

6417 Westchester Street | LEASED in West University Place!

6417 Westchester Street is a remodeled West University cottage, with a large family room, open living space, and three bedrooms with two full baths.

Property Information

  • LEASED FOR: $3,500/mo
  • House Size: 2,037 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #33814496


  • Excellent condition.
  • Hardwood flooring throughout the house.
  • Nice deck overlooking large yard.
  • Gated driveway leads to detached two car garage.
  • Charming living room with mock fireplace.
  • Good-sized family room with built-ins.
  • Updated kitchen.
  • Easy access to Rice Village and Downtown West University.
  • Zoned to West U Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

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Sept. 22, 2015

Candela Custom Homes | Meet the Builders

Candela Custom Homes | Meet the Builders

Meet Stephen and Charles Candela, who founded Candela Custom Homes in 1985.  The brothers are second-generation home builders, and learned the trade from their father.  They grew up in West University Place, TX and are still building homes in this neighborhood.  Stephen Candela discusses his personal philosophy and history.

Posted in Cynthia Candela
Sept. 16, 2015

3028 Robinhood Street | SOLD in West University Place!

3028 Robinhood Street is a magnificent Mediterranean style new construction with an imported Italian tile roof and a La Habra stucco exterior. This beautiful, must-see home sits on a wide, oak-lined street close to Rice Village and Weir/Sunset Park.

>> See Photos and Price

>> Meet the Builder - Stephen Candela of Candela Custom Homes

Property Information

  • House Size:3,700 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Listed by Cynthia Candela
  • MLS # 53133584
  • SOLD FOR: $1,650,000


  • Imported Italian tile roof.
  • Custom hand-made mahogany door with custom-made sill pans
  • Custom built cabinets throughout the house.
  • Designer-antiqued "true" Mediterranean La Habra stucco.
  • Designer "weathered" finished on hand hewed beams.
  • White oak hardwoods throughout.
  • 10 ft high ceilings on 1st and 2nd floors. Pre-wired for surround sound.
  • 8 ft doors on 1st and 2nd floors.
  • Gourmet kitchen with Wolf range and SubZero appliance package.
  • Luxurious master bath with Carrerra Marble tops, an airtub and a custom master closet.
  • Large game room with high vaulted ceilings.
  • Beautiful oak-lined wide streets.
  • Close to Weir/Sunset Park, Rice Village, and the Rice University walking trails.

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Sept. 16, 2015

6012 Buffalo Speedway | LEASED in West University Place!

6012 Buffalo Speedway is a remodeled 1940's home in sought after West University Place. With mature foliage and a great location, this 3 bedroom, two and a half bath home has had a number of its original finishes restored and updated.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,412 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 15,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #57394791
  • LEASED FOR: $3,600/mo


  • Beautifully landscaped front yard
  • Convenient front circle driveway.
  • Re-finished hardwood floors throughout.
  • Flex room great as an office, breakfast nook, or play area.
  • Spacious living and dining rooms.
  • Three porches with original mosaic tile floors
  • Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. New island in the center.
  • Secondary bedrooms have great natural lighting.
  • Oversized master bedroom has own door leading to enclosed porch.
  • Quarters over the garage. Full bath with shower.
  • Screened in porch overlooks the backyard of the house.
  • Large backyard with mature trees, grape arbor, and pergola

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Sept. 16, 2015

4126 Purdue Street | SOLD in Houston!

4126 Purdue Street is a beautiful Mediterranean style patio home with timeless finishes. This home has flexible spaces and is elevator ready! Recently refreshed with paint and new carpet!

Please CLICK HERE for a virtual tour of the home.

Property Information

  • SOLD FOR: $660,000
  • LISTED BY: Roger Martin
  • SOLD BY: Sachin Chowdhry
  • House Size: 3,201 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,542 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3 or 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • MLS # 75317476


  • Refreshed with paint, new carpet, and freshly cleaned hardwoods and slate floors.
  • Sweeping staircase, high ceilings, crown moldings. Chinese slate on the first floor, hardwoods on the second.
  • Large first floor game room or bedroom with French doors leading to the backyard. Flexible space, could be subdivided into two bedrooms.
  • First floor mudroom with space for a stacking washer and dryer, refrigerator.
  • Full bath on first floor with slate floors and counters.
  • Second floor living. Formal living room, dining room, kitchen, den, breakfast room and balcony!
  • Living room has large floor to ceiling windows, gas log fireplace with marble surround, and built-in bookshelves.
  • Large dining room.
  • Kitchen has granite counters and slate floors, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar.
  • Den and kitchen are single open space, breakfast nook off of kitchen.
  • 2nd floor balcony with space for a barbeque grill.
  • Third floor master suite. High tray ceiling with accent lighting, roman shade window and door treatments. Luxurious master bath with marble counters and travertine floors, jet tub, and separate shower with double heads and a seat. Walk-in closet.
  • Second bedroom on the third floor. Spacious, light, and bright, has own full bathroom.
  • Easy-care backyard with slate patio and pea gravel. Room for a pool!

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