Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


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.

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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. 

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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  

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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

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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.

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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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.

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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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