Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


June 5, 2018

6724 Westchester Street | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6724 Westchester Avenue is a well-maintained three bedroom, two and a half bath townhome located in West University's Westchester Court. This charming home has great features such as an open living room with a two-story ceiling, an elegant formal dining room, a dine-in island kitchen, elevator and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,401 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,192 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • MLS # 37721343


  • Great natural lighting, neutral colors, crown moldings throughout.
  • Powder room, elevator located near entry.
  • Open living room with two-story ceiling, built-in TV wall mount, gaslog fireplace.
  • Formal dining room shares the gas log fireplace with the living room. Built-in display shelves, coat closet, patio access.
  • Spacious dine-in island kitchen. Double sinks, double electric oven, long counter-island with gas cooktop and breakfast bar, large pantry and stainless steel refrigerator.
  • Flex room located off of the kitchen.
  • Elevator opens to the large second floor landing overlooking the living room. Hardwoods, built-in desk. Utility area behind folding doors has space for a side-by-side washer and dryer with gas and electric washer hookups.
  • Carpeted master bedroom suite with recessed ceiling. Master bathroom has a separate shower and jet tub, water closet, and large walk-in closet with an automatic light switch.
  • Second and third bedrooms share a full bathroom with a single sink and tub/shower.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 5, 2018

3314 Westridge Street | LEASED in Knollwood Village!

3314 Westridge Street is a cozy three bedroom, two full bathroom cottage located in Westridge. With a large backyard and a fabulous location near the 610 Loop and Reliant Stadium, this home is move-in ready! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,365 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,680 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #42847507


  • Hardwood floors and neutral paint throughout the house.
  • Combination living and dining area with large windows for great natural lighting.
  • L-shaped kitchen overlooking the backyard. Good counter space and storage, bar seating, breakfast area. Refrigerator remains with the home.
  • Three spacious bedrooms with large windows and hardwood floors.
  • Large backyard is perfect for gardening.
  • Indoor utility room. Washer and dryer remain with the lease.
  • Fabulous location near 610 and Reliant.

>More Knollwood Village Homes for Sale

June 5, 2018

4216 Purdue Street | LEASED in Houston, TX!

Private 1-BR 1 Full Bath located in the West University Place area. Freestanding loft style doll house tucked away in the back of a long shared driveway. 2-Car garage with built-in work bench, tons of storage and built-in shelves in the utility room, plus full size washer & dryer. Second floor living area has vaulted ceiling, two balconies, a study area, half bath and a walk-in closet. Third floor master/loft has lots of built-ins, a full bath, and a walk-in closet. Fresh paint, refinished pine hardwoods, new carpet on stairways, move-in ready.

Property Information

  • Listing Agent: Vicki Chu
  • House Size: 1,414 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,920 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
  • MLS # 19915278


  • Quiet and secluded, tucked away at the end of a long shared driveway. Landlord lives next door.
  • Ground floor utility area with washer, dryer, and lots of built-in storage space and shelving. Two car garage with workbench.
  • Second floor living and dining area. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet on the stairs. High vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light. A/C Vents on floor.
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar, gas cooktop and refrigerator.
  • Living area has space at the base of stairs leading up to the third floor that could be a study, doors leading to a lovely balcony, a half-bath, and a walk-in closet.
  • Spacious third floor 22' x 11' loft bedroom. Lots of built-ins, private full bathroom and walk-in closet.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability
  • Move-in ready.  

>More Great West U Area Homes for Sale

May 22, 2018

Assistance Animals | Linda Geffin

Linda Giffen with her Service Dog ZackMany thanks to Linda Geffin and her service dog Zac, who spoke to the agents of Roger Martin Properties about accomodating assistance animals.

Linda is an attorney (and a former real estate agent!) who was severely injured on-the-job. She now works and travels with her two PTSD service dogs, Zac and Ziva.  

With regard to assistance animals, Linda discussed the differing requirements of the ADA (Americans with Disabilites Act) and the FHA (Fair Housing Act).  She also clarified the legal differences among the various types of Assistance Animals, specifically: 

A Service Animal  is a dog or miniature horse specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of just one person with a disability, 

A Therapy Dog is used to provide support and comfort to many people, such as the dogs used in animal-contact programs at hospitals and nursing homes, and

An Emotional Support Animal is a companion animal that a medical professional has determined provides a benefit for an individual with a disability.

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals may live with their disabled owners, even if a no pets policy is in place.  Landlords are required to make "reasonable accomodations" to the owners of these animals.  The Texas Association of Realtors has just issued new assistance animal forms for landlords and tenants to use in these circumstances. 

"Be aware," said Geffin, "that case law regarding assistance animals is evolving rapidly. Legal liabilites are severe and may involve both Federal and State penalties, up to and including $100,000 fines, legal fees, and incarceration. For anyone serving the public, training is needed to reduce the risks of an ADA violation."  

May 10, 2018

6344 Westchester Street | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6344 Westchester Street is a cozy three bedroom, one full bathroom cottage available for lease in West University Place. Move-in ready!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,497 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #92122985


  • 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.
  • Washer/Dryer/Refrigerator include

>More Great West U Homes for Sale


May 10, 2018

7114 Schiller Street | SOLD in Spring Branch, TX!

7114 Schiller Street is a home being sold at Lot Value Only. This huge 10,395 sq ft lot is ready for your new home build. Located in the much-desired Spring Branch School District, this is an ideal location. Close proximity to Downtown, Galleria, Memorial City Mall, and much more.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,450 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 10,395 sq ft
  • Lot Dimensions: 63.21' x 165'
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by John Marshal
  • MLS #25438905


  • Home being sold at LOT VALUE ONLY.
  • Huge 10,395 square foot lot.
  • Located in desirable Spring Branch.
  • Lush, mature trees on the property.
  • Close proximity to Galleria, Downtown, Memorial City Mall, and more!
  • Zoned to Housman Elementary School, Landrum Middle School, and Northrbrook High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Spring Branch Homes for Sale

May 9, 2018

Most Expensive Home | March 2018

Pinnacle Properties - 6411 Vanderbilt CoverAccording to the Houston Business Journal, my listing topped the charts for the largest Houston home sale in March of 2018.  I knew it was big, but I had no idea! The home in question was here in West University Place, at 6411 Vanderbilt Street.  And a big thank you to Sachin Chowdhry, of Roger Martin Properties, who represented the seller!

Here is the full HBJ article.

Roger Martin

May 4, 2018

3046 S Heights Hollow Lane | SOLD in Memorial Heights, TX!

3046 S Heights Hollow Lane is a beautiful, gently lived-in townhome in the prestigious Memorial Heights. Located on a corner lot in this quiet subdivision, the townhome has features such as a living/dining combo with lovely hardwood floors, the kitchen that offers fantastic granite counters, a first floor master bedroom, and more. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,442 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,156 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS # 67720951


  • Located on a corner lot in quiet subdivision.
  • Lush HOA maintained front yard include sprinkler system.
  • Great natural lighting from multiple windows.
  • First floor master bedroom suite. Spacious bedroom with over-sized closet and doorway to the private patio. En-suite master bathroom has a jetted tub/shower combo.
  • Open second floor living and dining area features gorgeous hardwoods. Open to kitchen.
  • Kitchen has beautiful granite counters.
  • Second floor guest bedroom with full hall bath.
  • Private patio large enough for a small grill and potted plants.
  • Zoned to Crockett Elementary School, Hogg Middle School, and Heights High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Homes for Sale in Memorial Heights/Rice Military

May 2, 2018

3914 Marquette Street | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

3914 Marquette Street is a charming, well-maintained West University Place cottage now available for lease. This home features hardwoods, a combo living and dining area, three well-sized bedrooms, and more! Recently painted, updated appliances!

Property Information

  • Leased for: $2,900/mo
  • House Size: 1,382 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 31329716


  • Front porch with porch swing. Long driveway with a single car garage.
  • Spacious combo living and dining room. Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, and large windows to for natural lighting.
  • Lovely kitchen with a butcher block island, glass front storage, tile backsplash, built-in oven and microwave, and plenty of storage and work space.
  • Breakfast room with washer and driver behind louvered doors.
  • Master Bedroom with French doors overlooking the backyard. Spacious dimensions offer plenty of options for furniture placement. Hardwood floors.
  • Second front bedroom currently in use as a home office. Has access to one of the home's full baths.
  • Third bedroom opens to the living and dining room and shares the full bath with the front bedroom. 
  • Large backyard, great for gardening and barbecue.
  • Recently Painted.
  • Updated Appliances. Washer, dryer, and refrigerator remain.
  • Pets on a case-by-case basis
  • Wonderful location in West University Place near Colonial Park.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

April 19, 2018

10323 Emerald Pine Drive | SOLD in Willowbrook South, TX!

10323 Emerald Pine Drive is a lovely three bedroom, two and a half bath home located in a private gated community in Willowbrook South. This home has an open floorplan, a first floor master bedroom suite, a relatively new roof, and more! Property did NOT flood during Harvey.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,968 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,711 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Cynthia Candela
  • MLS # 77931618


  • Located in a gated community.
  • Open floorplan.
  • Formal dining area located off of the front entry. Great natural lighting, high ceilings.
  • Open island kitchen with tile floors and Silestone counters. Breakfast bar, breakfast area off of the kitchen.
  • Freshly painted family room overlooks the kitchen and breakfast area.
  • First floor master bedroom suite. Master bath has two sinks, a separate shower, a private water closet, and a jet tub.
  • Two secondary bedrooms on 2nd floor of the house. Good natural lighting, spacious.
  • Flexible space currently used as a gameroom and guest bedroom could also be a fine study.
  • Fantastic back yard with covered patio, koi fish pond, lemon tree, and outdoor shed. 
  • Did not flood during Hurricane Harvey.
  • Zoned to Cypress ISD's Danish Elementary School, Bleyl Middle School, and Cypress Creek High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Willowbrook South Homes for Sale