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Sept. 12, 2014

227 West Gray Street | SOLD in Midtown!

227 West Gray Street is a Midtown townhome built in the modern style, with a great location! The townhome has bedrooms on the first and third floors, with an open living area on the second floor. 

Property Information

  • Sold For: $344,380
  • House Size: 1,867 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,739 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 92245210

Features

  • First floor bedroom with an office niche and a utility room.
  • Second floor living area with open floor plan. Combined living room and dining room areas off of the kitchen. Vaulted ceiling in living room.
  • Galley-style granite kitchen with black front appliances, deep farmhouse sink, good cabinet and pantry space, and granite breakfast bar.
  • Front and back balcony areas. Front balcony is accessible from living room and is suitable for barbecuing.
  • Lovely windows allow for excellent natural lighting.
  • Spacious third floor primary bedroom suite with office space and an adjoining slate-tiled bathroom.
  • Home is in excellent condition, with a new A/C unit and fresh paint.

>More Great Midtown Homes for Sale

Aug. 29, 2014

6417 Westchester Street | LEASED in West University!

6417 Westchester Street is a remodeled West University cottage, with three bedrooms and two full baths. This home, with its large family room and open living space, is ready for immediate occupancy!

Property Information

  • Leased for: $3,900/mo
  • House Size: 2,037 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #36341385

Features

  • 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.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

Aug. 29, 2014

3720 Albans Road | LOT SOLD in West University!

3720 Albans is a wide lot tucked away in a quiet corner of West University. Located near West U Elementary, the ball fields, and the West University Public Library, build your dream home here!

>See Photos, Maps and List Price

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,512 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,809 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 96754340
  • SOLD FOR: $700,000

Features

  • Lot Sale.  Home not being shown at this time, appointment required to walk the lot.
  • Located near West University Elementary, the West University Little League Fields, and the West University Public Library.
  • Quiet corner of West University, with little through traffic.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

 

Aug. 28, 2014

3751 Gardendale Drive | SOLD in Shepherd Forest

3715 Gardendale Drive is an updated 1950's ranch-style home with a mix of original hardwood floors and new tile. Experience resort living at home, with screened-in porch, indoor spa, and large backyard with saltwater pool, water feature and cabana! 

Property Information

  • Sold For:  $326,100
  • House Size: 1,800 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,020 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Laurie Conner
  • MLS #91663117

Features

  • Three bedrooms, two updated full bathrooms.
  • Kitchen with granite counters, slate backsplash.  All appliances remain with the house.
  • Original hardwood floors in the formal living and dining rooms, as well as all three bedrooms.
  • Recently installed tile flooring in the kitchen, breakfast room, den, laundry room, and both bathrooms.
  • Screened back porch and indoor spa.  Backyard has a saltwater pool, waterfall and cabana.
  • Zoned to Stevens Elementary School, Black Middle School, and Waltrip High School.

>More Great Oak Forest/Shepherd Forest Homes for Sale

 

Aug. 21, 2014

3010 Wroxton | SOLD in West University Place

Originally built in 1940, 3010 Wroxton is a comfortable family home with plenty of outdoor living spaces. The home's features include a large backyard deck, upstairs and downstairs porches, a garage apartment, and more, all in a fabulous West U location.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,984 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,020 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #92589894
  • Sold for: $750,000

Features

  • Deep front porches on first and second floor run the full width of the house.
  • Open living and dining rooms.
  • Kitchen features warm wood cabinets and trim, a Viking gas stove, and a Kitchenaid dishwasher.
  • Lots of storage space.
  • "Hill Country" breakfast room.
  • Den with vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, and built-in shelving.
  • Spacious garage apartment with full bath and a plumbed extra room used as a darkroom.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

 

Aug. 11, 2014

5759 Ariel Street | SOLD in Meyerland!

5759 Ariel Street is a custom-built mid-century home on an over-sized corner lot. The downstairs makes entertaining simple, while the upstairs has a flexible fifth bedroom that can serve as a study or workout room. The home is zoned to Bellaire High School.

Property Information

  • Sold for: $340,000
  • House Size: 2,948 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 10,810 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #81128494

Features

  • Circular driveway with plentiful parking.
  • Breakfast Room, den, and formal dining rooms are centrally located to the kitchen.
  • New granite counters in the kitchen.
  • Terrazzo tile floors in living room, kitchen, and breakfast room. Freshly installed hardwood laminate in the dining room.
  • Recently installed carpet in the bedrooms.
  • Built-in butler's pantry and custom buffet bar in the dining room. Wet bar in the den.
  • Fresh paint throughout

>More Great Meyerland Homes for Sale

Aug. 1, 2014

3623 Durness Way | SOLD in Braes Heights!

3623 Durness Way is an exquisite Braes Heights home that was completely remodeled in 2013.

>See Photos, Maps and List Price

Property Information

  • SOLD FOR: $755,250
  • House Size: 2,293 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,400 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by DeDe Aronack
  • MLS #44563374

Features

  • Completely remodeled in 2013.
  • Plantation shutters throughout.
  • Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, professional gas cook top, and a farm house sink.
  • Soft interior with study, generous entertainment space, and great den area.
  • Bedrooms feature tons of closet space and are flooded with natural lighting.
  • Large master bedroom with double closets and an in-suite bathroom with marble sink and an over-sized shower.
  • Electric gate, new driveway, sprinklers, slate patio deck, mature landscaping, and a large backyard area. 

>See Photos and Maps of the property

>More Great Braeswood Place Homes for Sale

 

Aug. 1, 2014

Houston | Best City in America per Business Insider

News

Business Insider has named Houston the Best City in America, for these reasons:

  1. Houston is the Number 1 city for job creation in the US;
  2. Houston is home to more Fortune 500 company headquarters than anywhere except New York;
  3. The Texas Medical Center in Houston hosts the largest concentration of healthcare organizations;
  4. Houston is one of the centers of the oil and gas industry;
  5. Houston's unemployment rate is significantly below the national level;
  6. Houston's port encourages massive international trade;
  7. Houston (or "Space City") is home to NASA;
  8. A paycheck goes farther in Houston than any other major metropolitan area;
  9. Houston is the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the US, surpassing NYC;
  10. Houston has a spectacular range of ethnic cuisines, seafood and barbecue restaurants
  11. The NY Times calls Houston "one of the country's most exciting places to eat."
  12. Housing is more affordable here. Houston did not experience a housing bubble like the rest of the country;
  13. Houston's got more parks than any other top-10 metropolitan area;
  14. Schools such as University of Houston and Rice University mean there are a bunch of smart people here;
  15. Houston is filled with unique, world-class museums and cultural landmarks;
  16. Houston has one of the largest rodeos in the world;
  17. Houston has willing sports teams;
  18. And finally, Houston has BEYONCE!

 

>Read the full article by Emme Martin and Max Nisen, July 1, 2014

Yes, that's my city. All these factors are contributing a the current strong real estate market here in Houston.

Roger Martin

July 31, 2014

6344 Westchester | LEASED in West University Place!

6344 Westchester Street is a cozy three bedroom, one full bathroom cottage that's ready for occupancy September 1st, 2014.

Property Information

  • FOR LEASE; $2,850 per month
  • House Size: 1,497 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #11358602

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

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

 

July 31, 2014

2629 Wroxton Unit A | LEASED in West University Place!

2629 Wroxton Road Unit A is a contemporary home featuring two bedrooms and two full baths, with a large downstairs living area and open-concept kitchen.

Property Information

  • Leased For: $3,050 per month
  • House Size: 1,596 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #64339079

Features

  • Entry with lush foliage.
  • Hardwoods both downstairs and upstairs.
  • Downstairs living area with high ceilings, dining area, and wood-burning fireplace.
  • Open-concept kitchen with wood cabinets, Bosch stove and dishwasher, good counter-space and storage.
  • Over-sized master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and plenty of space for a sitting or work area.
  • Second bedroom has built-ins and opens to the front balcony.
  • Double glass doors lead to the decked backyard.
  • Easy access to Rice Village.
  • Zoned to West U Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale