Roger Martin and Life in the Loop

 

Aug. 5, 2015

705 Main Street #207 | LEASED in Downtown Houston

705 Main Street, Unit 207 is a fabulous one bedroom, one bath condo located in the heart of Downtown Houston overlooking Capitol Street. With shopping, restaurants, and the Metro Light Rail just outside, this cozy home is perfect for downtown living!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,375 sq ft
  • Leased for: $1,750/mo
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #35707438
  • Lease Price: $2,250 per Month

Features

  • Stained concrete flooring in entry, bedroom, and bath.
  • Master Bedroom and Bath with granite counters and jet tub.
  • Spacious open living room and kitchen with floor to ceiling windows.
  • Granite-countered kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and stained cabinets.
  • High ceilings with exposed ductwork.

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July 24, 2015

1200 Jackson Boulevard | SOLD in Hyde Park

1200 Jackson Boulevard is a well-preserved 1913 home with a gorgeous wrap-around porch. Located on a 6,375 square foot corner lot, this updated home retains its original charm! 

Property Information

  • Total sales price was $1,515,000.  The home and first lot were sold as one transaction. The remainder of the land was sold in two pieces, as follows...
  • 1200 Jackson - SOLD FOR: $615,000
  • 1201 Drew - SOLD FOR: $450,000
  • 1205 Drew - SOLD FOR: $450,000
  • House Size: 2,112 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #81104340

Features

  • Full wrap-around porch. Porch has been recently power washed and sealed.
  • Original 1913 front door and side lights.
  • Wide moldings, neutral wall colors, and hardwood flooring throughout the home.
  • Living room with original hardwood flooring. The fireplace mantle is made of marble imported from Paris.
  • Updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel gas stove and range, and a Bosch dishwasher. Walk in pantry, as well as a mud room leading outside that has a deep sink and good counter space.
  • First floor bedroom could easily be a second living area or study.
  • Second floor master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows for excellent natural lighting, and access to a porch. Two large walk-in closets, with one closet having direct access to the utility room. Recently painted.
  • Master bathroom has a large shower with a built in bench seat, separate sinks, and good storage space.

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July 15, 2015

1459 Godwin Street | LEASED in East End Revitalized!

1459 Godwin Street is a charming two bedroom, two full bath home located in the Broadmoor subdivision. With fresh paint and a nice location near the University of Houston and Downtown, this home is ready for immediate occupancy!

Property Information

  • LEASED FOR: $1,450 per month
  • House Size: 900 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #69681730

Features

  • Large front porch. Leaded glass front door.
  • Hardwood flooring, lots of windows for natural lighting, fresh neutral paint.
  • Living room with gas log fireplace.
  • Spacious dining room with breakfast bar seating and deep floor moldings.
  • White tile kitchen. Refrigerator, gas stove, oven and dishwasher. Built-in microwave. Good counter space and storage, open floor plan.
  • Front bedroom with good closet space. Full bath with combo shower and bathtub.
  • Rear bedroom has large closet. Full bath has a claw foot tub and double sinks.
  • Stacking washing machine and dryer in utility area off of master bedroom.
  • Large back deck. Very large backyard. Plenty of space for a barbecue!
  • Convenient location close to Metro-Rail, BBVA Compass, Downtown, and the University of Houston!
July 7, 2015

6344 Westchester Street | LEASED in West University Place!

6344 Westchester Street is a cozy three bedroom, one full bathroom cottage available for lease in West University Place.

Property Information

  • LEASED FOR: $2,950 per month
  • House Size: 1,497 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #47676444

Features

  • Neutral paint, shining hardwood floors, arches, and built-ins.
  • Updated kitchen with plenty of storage, counter-space, glass front cabinets, and built-ins.
  • Large backyard.
  • Lovely front porch.
  • Fabulous windows throughout for plenty of natural lighting.
  • Ready for occupancy September 1st, 2014.
  • Washer/Dryer/Refrigerator include

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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 far along.

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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, Bellaire, etc.) have different building codes and inspection requirements, which can impact the price of your home and the time it takes to build it.  Inspections may be performed at critical stages of construction, such as foundation, framing, etc. 

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July 3, 2015

Step One | The Contract

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Your contract with the builder is a binding legal document. Know who represents you. Earnest money can be lost if you walk out on the contract.  Modifications and upgrades should be specified in advance, in writing, and in the contract.

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July 3, 2015

Meet Jenifer Moore of ROC Homes

How to Build and Buy a New Home

Jenifer Moore from ROC Homes spoke to the agents of Roger Martin Properties on June 9, 2015. She shared practical tips from her years of working in the home construction industry. See her professional background and her insights on the importance of buyers, builders, and realtors working together!

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