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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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July 1, 2015

Staying in Touch With Clients | Comparing Real Estate Magazines

Sending out a personalized magazine is a great way to boost your business and to keep you in the minds of clients, past clients, family, and friends. American Lifestyle Magazine and Home by Design Magazine are two options, both containing opportunities to spotlight you and your business!

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Our experience has been that clients enjoy having a nice magazine to read -  which reminds them of the great services we offer.

June 25, 2015

3025 Cason Street | LEASED in West University Place

3025 Cason Street is an elegant executive-style home in West University Place. With a pool and guest quarters over the garage, this beautiful home is ready for immediate move-in!

Property Information

  • LEASED FOR: $7,000/mo
  • House Size: 3,544 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,125 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #59417333

Features

  • High ceilings and crown moldings throughout. Neutral colors.
  • Hardwood floors downstairs.
  • Formal living and dining rooms.
  • Den with two sets of built-in bookshelves, gas log fireplace with granite surround and wiring already in place for a television mount above it. Wet bar with wine storage.
  • Kitchen with attached breakfast area. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances, gas cook top, double ovens, built-in microwave and Subzero refrigerator. White tile backsplash with rope tile design. Plenty of counter and storage space.
  • Breakfast area has plantation shutters as well as a desk and cabinet area.
  • Master suite with room for a sitting area and coved ceiling. Bathroom with jet tub and separate shower, double sinks, and two walk-in closets.
  • Three other spacious upstairs bedrooms. Second bedroom with own full bath. Jack-and-Jill bathroom shared by third and fourth bedrooms. All have spacious closet space.
  • Upstairs utility room, washer and dryer remain with the house.
  • Guest quarters with full bathroom above the garage. Quarters have their own separate entrance.
  • Backyard patio and heated pool. Yard and pool maintenance included as part of the monthly rent. 
  • Automatic driveway gate.

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June 16, 2015

Code Red | Emergency Broadcasts for West University Place

Tropical Storm Bill threatens Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. NOAAWhen threatened by hurricanes or tropical storms like Bill, the residents of West University Place receive prompt emergency notices from our Code Red service. This free service is arguably one of the BEST benefits of living in our great neighborhood. You can choose to be notified by text, email or phone.  There is also a mobile app that will use your GPS location to give you emergency information anywhere in the USA.

The Code Red system has been used to warn the citizens of West University Place to bring their children indoors while dangerous arrests are in progress.  It has also let us know how to dispose of tree litter after a hurricane, and whether the water was drinkable, and when and where ice was available.

Be safe!  Register for CODE RED on the City of West University Place website.

June 16, 2015

Houston Flood Warning System

Sample Flood Guage - Harris County Flood Warning System

Of course, "shelter-in-place" is the best way to weather Tropical Storm Bill or other similar hurricanes and tropical storms.  But if you MUST be out on the roads, please check the state of the bayous FIRST. Harris County has stationed flood guage monitors in all our local bayous.  The Harris County Flood Warning System website shows this information live and in real time. Just find the closes monitor, and toggle between the rain guage and the flood guage. Of course, there is no way to predict exactly where the torrential rain is going to pile up.  But with this tool, you can tell if your local bayou is out of its banks and when it returns to normal.  Stay safe, people!

June 9, 2015

Welcome Megan!

We are pleased to welcomeMegan playing polo 2014 a new summer intern! Her name is Megan, and she is a senior at the Post Oak High School. She will be with us throughout August and will be helping with marketing, especially within the social media aspect. She is also a very accomplished horseback rider and polo player. We are happy to have her!