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Oct. 28, 2013

John Marshall - Realtor of the Week

I am thrilled to announce that John Marshall has been named the Houston Chronicle Realtor of the Week.  This article appeared in the Sunday, October 27, 2013 real estate section.  Congratulations, John!

Roger Martin, Broker/Owner, Roger Martin Properties


Educational Skills Transfer to Real Estate Career

Education is a most important compnent when buying or selling a home.  Buyers and sellers need to understand the market, latest trends and the process to make solid and educated decisions, said John Marshall, Realtor, Roger Martin Properties.

Marshall holds a bachelor of science in education and a master's in education administration.  He spent 30 years in public education, so as an educator, he wants to make sure his clients understand and are educated about today's real estate market.

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Oct. 24, 2013

11830 Briar Forest - SOLD in the Energy Corridor

11830 Briar Forest Drive is a charming contemporary-style three bedroom, two bath home located on a large lot in Houston's Energy Corridor. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining, while the backyard is large and beautiful.

Property Information

  • Sold For: $190,000
  • House Size:  1,858 sq ft
  • Lot Size:  8,410 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 9482012


  • Saltillo entryway opens to formals and kitchen.
  • Beautiful views into the backyard patio and pergola from the living room.
  • Three bedrooms with excellent closet space, two full baths.
  • Corian kitchen with breakfast bar and island cooktop overlooking the patio.
  • Freshly painted and new carpet recently installed.

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Oct. 16, 2013

1329 Hyde Park Boulevard - SOLD in Montrose

This beautiful stucco townhome, located near downtown and the Texas Medical Center, has all-new windows along the rear of the property.  The three bedroom home was built by Lovett Homes in 2001 as the model for this quaint, gated complex. 

Property Information

  • List Price: $465,150
  • House Size:  2,836 sq ft
  • Lot Size:  1,478 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Garage:  2 car attached
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #22668683


  • Harwood, granite inlad floors.
  • Triple crown moldings, plantation shutters
  • Granite counters and gas fixtures in kitchen
  • Granite counters, double sinks, whirlpool tub, and frameless shower in master bathroom

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Oct. 15, 2013

6417 Westchester Street - LEASED in West University Place

6417 Westchester Street is an updated West University Place cottage.  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has hardwood floors thoughout and a large backyard and deck.

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 #93263153


  • 1936 construction with updated kitchen and master bath
  • Traditional styling with hardwood floors, mock fireplace and French doors.
  • Kitchen with abundant counter space and glass-front cabinets.
  • Master bedroom can accomodate a king-sized bed.  Updaed master bath has a tile floor, a shower only, and an atrium.
  • Refrigerator, washer and dryer are all included
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing, and Lamar

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Oct. 14, 2013

2740 University Blvd - SOLD in West University Place

Now priced for lot value at $91 per square foot, 2740 University is a two-story, 2 or 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with classic 1940's architecture and updated kitchens and baths.  The home is located on an over-sized corner lot in West University Place and boasts a heated saltwater pool.

>More Photos, Maps, and List Price

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,368 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,750 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2 or 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS# 45009214
  • Sold for:  $750,000


  • Stately 1940's home
  • Hardwood floors and crown moldings
  • Updated granite kitchen with deep farmhouse sink.
  • Second floor master suite with updated bath
  • Backyard heated saltwater pool and spa with water feature
  • Short walk to Rice Village

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Oct. 14, 2013

711 Main St #705 - SOLD in the Capitol Lofts

New York loft-style living at its finest!  711 Main Street Unit #705 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located in The Capitol Lofts in downtown Houston. This unit features gorgeous wooden floors, stainless appliances, high ceilings, granite counters and access to a rooftop deck.

Property Information

  • List Price: $192,500 or Lease Price: $1,750
  • House Size: 1,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #4958140


  • Eleven-foot beamed ceilings with exposed brick accents and ductwork
  • Stainless steel kitchen with granite counters
  • Two assigned underground parking spaces
  • Gorgeous wood flooring
  • Spacious wal-in closet in the master bedroom

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Oct. 14, 2013

3306 Glen Haven Bl - SOLD in Braeswood Place

3306 Glen Haven Boulevard is a beautiful five bedroom, five bathroom home. The wet bar, open dining room, living room, and den are excellent spaces for artwork and entertaining. The breakfast room looks out onto the backyard patio and manicured backyard.

>See Photos, Maps and List Price

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,189 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,920 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS# 63032884


  • Recent 2001 construction
  • Beautiful home with floor to ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, crown moldings, and granite counters
  • Five full bathrooms, including one on the first floor.
  • Kitchen with abundant counter space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar
  • Large backyard with patio overlooked by breakfast room

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Oct. 14, 2013

1733 Hawthorne Street - SOLD in Montrose

1733 Hawthorne Street is an updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow with a study in deed-restricted Winlow Place. 

Property Information

  • Sold For: $436,500
  • House Size:  1,588 sq ft
  • Lot Size:  5,350 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2 + Study
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #97960740


  • Hardwood and Saltillo tile floors
  • High ceilings and crown moldings
  • Granite counters in updated kitchen.  Built-in wine storage.  Stainless 'fridge stays.
  • Large backyard, mature trees, recent driveway (2012), automatic driveway gate.

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Oct. 8, 2013

Ginny Hood Joins Roger Martin Properties

Ginny Hood of Roger Martin Properties

Welcome back, Ginny!

Ginny Hood has re-joined Roger Martin Properties after a hiatus of several years. Ginny has followed her husband as he moved around the world, and we are really happy to have her back with us in Houston!

We've missed you and we are glad you are back!

Roger Martin


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Oct. 1, 2013

8100 Cambridge Street #137 - SOLD in Medical Center Area

8100 Cambridge Street #137 is a cozy home located in the Cambridge Glen Condominium Complex. This two bedroom, one full bath, single story home is conveniently located to the Medical Center and is within walking distance of the light rail, UT Shuttle, and Metro Rail.

Property Information

  • Sold For: $109,150
  • House Size: 1,050 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 83850264


  • Well Maintained Complex near light rail, UT Shuttle and Metro Rail
  • Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, cherry wood cabinets, and black front appliances.
  • Stone-floored entry, dry bar with built-in wine refrigerator.
  • Wood-burning fireplace in living room.
  • Large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Master bathroom with towel warmer and a built-in CD Radio

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