Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


Dec. 16, 2013

Julie Webber, as seen in Houston Agent Magazine

Julie Webber, of Roger Martin PropertiesCongratulations to Julie Webber, who was quoted today in Houston Agent Magazine.  Julie spoke on the following topics:

  • Are asking prices slowing down in your area?
  • Do you see Houston entering a housing bubble in the near future?
  • Do you have any predictions for 2014?

Read Julie's answers here>>  Houston Agent Magazine VIEWPOINTS 12-16-2013

Dec. 5, 2013

Fine Jewelry Sale in the Galleria

Rosenblum Fine Jewers

Our friends at Rosenblum Fine Jewelers have lost their lease, and must sell all their upper end jewelry before Christmas.  Jo Rosenblum King is in a breakfast club with my wife Ann.  Many of you may know Jo's husband Steve - he is the pharmacist at the HEB on Buffalo Speedway.

Jo is scrambling to sell her inventory.  Her store is located in the Hilton Hotel on Post Oak Blvd in the Galleria.  There is complimentary self-parking.  Her extended sale hours run from 10 am to 2:30 pm on Monday, and from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.  If none of that works for you, call Jo at 713-888-0808 or email her at and she will meet you by appointment.

Check it out - holiday gift-giving has never been easier!

Roger Martin


Posted in Best Kept Secrets
Nov. 18, 2013

John Marshall, as seen in Houston Agent Magazine

John Marshall, of Roger Martin Properties

Congratulations to John Marshall, who was interviewed by Houston Agent Magazine.  John discussed the following topics:

  • Are asking prices increasing in your area?
  • Is the inventory of homes on the market increasing in your area?
  • What are the characteristics of today's home buyers?

Read John's answers here>>  Houston Agent Magazine VIEWPOINTS 11-18-2013

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Nov. 14, 2013

3932 Browning Street - SOLD in West University Place

3932 Browning is a custom contemporary home designed by the owner/architect and featured on the American Institute of Architects Home tour.  

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Property Information

  • House Size: 3,380 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #73851810
  • SOLD FOR: $895,000


  • High ceilings, numerous windows, and full view doors place a design emphasis on natural light
  • Limestone floors with carpet inlay.
  • Rift-sawn white oak custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout.
  • Island kitchen with two walk-in pantries, gas cooktop, breakfast bar, stainless appliances, and black granite countertops.
  • Gas and/or woodburning fireplace.
  • Downstairs study could be a 4th bedroom
  • Upstairs media room. Each upstairs bedroom has its own full bath.
  • Back yard has mature trees and a spiral staircase to the roof top deck, which is plumbed for a hot tub.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale



Nov. 12, 2013

7719 Hiawatha - SOLD in Sharpstown

7719 Hiawatha Drive features 5 bedrooms including 3 or 4 downstairs. There are extensive updates and improvements. Still time to close for the Homestead Exemption.

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Property Information

  • House Size: 3,419 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 14,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5/6
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #22608273


  • Wood and tile floors, crown moldings and recent paint.
  • 2013: New HVAC System, roof and decking, windows, front of house, driveway, electric gate.
  • Master bedroom down with flexible space upstairs for 2nd Master Suite.
  • Sprinkler System with 7 Zones, washer, dryer remain.
  • Minutes to HBU, Strake Jesuit, St Agnes Academy and St Francis de Sales private schools.


Nov. 8, 2013

5531 Pine St - SOLD near Bellaire, TX

5531 Pine Street Unit L is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhome located in a gated community one block west of the City of Bellaire, TX.  It is zoned to Bellaire High School.  The main living area is on the second floor, and the master suite is on the third.  There are two bedrooms and a full bath on the ground floor. 

 >See Photos, Maps and List Price

Property Information

  • House Size:  2,678 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,566 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Closed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #24476014
  • SOLD FOR; $395,000


  • Built in 2010 by ZK Homes
  • Low-E windows
  • Gated community
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite breakfast bar and stainless appliances and convection oven
  • High coffered ceilings
  • Travertine and wide-plank oak floors
  • Third-floor master suite includes a huge walk-in closet with custom cabinets, a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, and an adjacent study or baby room

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Oct. 30, 2013

910 Malone Street - LEASED in Rice Military

910 Malone Street is a three story home with a roof top patio. The first floor has stained concrete floors as well as a bedoom with full bath, while the second floor is an open living area with stone tile counters, gas fireplace, and balcony. The third floor is set up as the master bedroom suite, with a huge bedroom and beautiful bathroom.

Property Information

  • Leased for: $3,200
  • House Size: 2,312 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,213 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 63874371


  • Available furnished for $3,500 per month
  • Roof top patio
  • 5" wooden plank flooring
  • High ceilings with exposed beams and trusses
  • Part of a small enclave of six other townhomes
  • Two balconies, one off of second floor, the other off of the master bedroom  

>More Great Homes for Sale in Rice Military

Oct. 29, 2013

6012 Buffalo Speedway - LEASED in West University Place

6012 Buffalo Speedway is a newly-remodeled home for lease in West University Place. Kitchen features stainless steel counters and new stainless appliances.  Huge lot with mature trees and grape arbor.

Property Information

  • Leased for:  $4,900
  • House Size: 2,412 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 15,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #83296197


  • Built 1940.  Renovated 2013
  • Freshly re-finished hardwood floors
  • Re-finished period tile in bathroom
  • Two large porches with original mosaic tile floors
  • Huge shady yard with pergola

>More Great West U Homes for Sale


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.

Marshall recommends those buying  >>read entire article

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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