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July 3, 2018

Lori's Listing is Pending!

Lori Loria Hess of Roger Martin Properties with Pending real estate signCongratulations to Lori Loria Hess - her new listing at 2719 Pittsburg is pending. This is one HAPPY lady!   

June 29, 2018

6601 Brompton Road | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

Sparkling clean 4-bedroom 4-bath on a corner lot near Whitt Johnson Park in one of the most sought after parts of West U. Curb appeal with mature trees, front porch, and a balcony. Split bedroom plan. A bedroom and bath down and a master suite upstairs above the formal living room. Wonderful living space has a formal living room, formal dining room with a mock fireplace, an updated kitchen, gas cooking, a family room with WB fireplace, a mud room area, a utility closet, and a set of stairs leading up to two bedrooms and two full bathrooms above the attached garage. Generous room sizes and tons of closet space. Hardwoods throughout most of the downstairs. Gas cooking, gas dryer connection, two zones of A/C and heat and a two-car attached garage.

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,504 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS # 28097717

Features

  • Corner lot with mature trees.
  • Large front porch with leaded glass door and side lights.
  • Open first floor living area with hardwoods.
  • Formal living room with large bay window near front entry.
  • Formal dining room with mock fireplace.
  • Downstairs front bedroom with two closets plus an extra storage closet under the stairway.
  • Updated kitchen with gas cooktop, granite counters.
  • Den with woodburning fireplace.
  • Mud room area by backdoor and attached garage.
  • Garage and two upstairs bedrooms added to the back of the house in 2006.
  • Large master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets, a linen closet, and French doors leading to the private front balcony. Master bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool tub, and separate shower.
  • Both upstairs secondary bedrooms have two walk-in closets, carpet, and en-suite full bathroom with a shower tub.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 29, 2018

3754 Robinhood Street | PENDING SALE in West University Place, TX!

3754 Robinhood is a stately property located in the desribable 3700 block of West Unviersity Place. This four bedroom, three and a half bath home includes features such as formal living and dining rooms, an island kitchen, and a gorgeous backyard living area with a forty foot heated saltwater pool with spa, an outdoor fireplace, and pergola. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,699 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 16474838

Features

  • Hardwood floors downstairs, high ceilings, crown moldings, and extensive windows.
  • Formal living room with wall-sized windows.
  • Formal dining room with chair rail.
  • Kitchen remodeled in 2016 with Solarius granite counters, tumbled travertine tile floors, high-end stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry. Kitchen-Aid convection double ovens and microwave. Jenn-Air five-burner cooktop. LG French door with drawers refrigerator. Bosch dishwasher. Breakfast bar seating plus room for a table, opens to family room.
  • Family room with wall of built-in shelving plus storage closets. Granite surround custom wood or gas fireplace. Six floor-to-ceiling French Windows overlooking backyard.
  • Master bedroom suite with coffered 10' ceiling, built-in headboard. Master bathroom with separate vanities and sinks, jet tub, separate shower, two large closets.
  • Second story library area.
  • Backyard living with custom textured concrete deck, pergola, outdoor masonry fireplace, built-in swing, mosquito control system, 40' heated salt water pool with spa and diving board. Completely re-landscaped in 2011, full sprinklers. Gravel area for grilling, smoking, and crawfish boils.  
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 29, 2018

4102 Dartmouth Avenue | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4102 Dartmouth Avenue is a custom-built four bed, four and a half bath Crafstman style home built on a corner lot in West University Place. This home features an oversized front porch and a leaded glass front door; first floor hardwoods, crown moldings, and neutral paints; a kitchen with double islands, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast area; a spacious master bedroom space; a third floor flex space and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,215 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,840 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS # 28003987

Features

  • Corner lot.
  • Oversized front porch with leaded glass front door.
  • First floor has hardwood floors, crown moldings, and neutral paint throughout, as well as a full bathroom.
  • Multi-purpose study/library.
  • Formal dining and living rooms.
  • Large family room with a gaslog fireplace. Family room is open to the kitchen.
  • Fantastic granite kitchen with two islands,one for cooking and the other as a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and a separate breakfast area.
  • Spacious master bedroom with Mansard ceiling, ensuite bath, great natural lighting, and plenty of room for a sitting or reading area. Master bath with soaking tub, separate shower, two sinks, and two walk-in closets.
  • Secondary bedroom with ensuite full bathroom.
  • Third and fourth bedrooms share a Hollywood bath-and-a-half.
  • Third floor flex room could be a media room, office, or play room.
  • Backyard with green space and a covered patio.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 29, 2018

2000 Bagby #9412 | SOLD in Midtown!

2000 Bagby #9420 is a contemporary two story, two bedroom, two full bathroom condo located on the ninth floor of Midtown's Rise Lofts. This jewel of a unit is located just above the tree-line, offering spectacular views, while the complex offers amenities such as an infinity pool, a zen garden, an outdoor terrace, and social areas! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,884 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS # 61083597

Features

  • Great Midtown location with a fantastic view of the Downtown skyline from the ninth floor.
  • Controlled access building.
  • Polished concrete floors on the first floor of the unit, carpet on the second.
  • Open floor plan kitchen, dining, and living areas on the first floor of the unit.
  • Island kitchen with dark oak cabinets, stainless appliances, granite counters, and breakfast bar seating.
  • Twenty-foot windows in the living area provide a spectacular view. Balcony off of the living room as well.
  • Perfect space for a study or game room on the loft overlooking living room.
  • Carpeted master bedroom suite tucked behind the game room/study area by sliding doors. Spacious. Master bathroom features double porcelain sinks, granite counters, vanity cabinets, extra-deep soaking tub and a separate double shower.
  • Secondary bedroom with polished concrete floors, built-in closets, and an en suite bathroom. Bathroom has a glass-walled shower, marble counters, and hallway access.
  • Wonderful building amenities such as a rooftop infinity pool and hot tub/spa, outdoor terrace, and zen garden.
  • Great proximity to popular shops, restaurants, and clubs. 
  • Zoned to Gregory-Lincoln Elementary School, Gregory-Lincoln Middle School, and Heights High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Homes For Sale in Midtown!

June 12, 2018

4219 Emory Avenue | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4219 Emory Avenue is a updated West University Place home with two bedrooms and two full baths. This home was completely rebuilt from the studs in 2003, and has features such as vaulted ceilings, hardwood and travertine floors, an open floor plan, a huge master suite with a vaulted ceiling, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,800 sq ft per Builder
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft per Appraisal District
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 50465965

Features

  • Fully rebuilt and remodeled in 2003.
  • Flagstone walkway leading to front door. Exterior is low-maintenance Hardiplank.
  • Formal living room by entry has gleaming oak hardwoods, crown moldings, recessed lighting, low-e windows, and netural colors. 
  • Double French doors off of the formal living room lead to the study/secondary bedroom. Generous double-door closet.
  • Hall bath with granite counters, glass shower, and stone tile floors.
  • Kitchen features plentiful cabinets, double stainless sink, Kitchenade stainless steel refrigerator, stainless KitchenAid vent hood, and a KitchenAid Superba 4-burner gas stove and oven, bull-nose granite counters. Sliding door leads to utility area, with stacking washer/dryer which remaing with the house. Refrigerator remains as well. Open to living and dining area.
  • Large, spacious living/dining space with breakfast bar overlooking kitchen, recessed lighting. French doors lead into the backyard.
  • Master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, recessed art lighting, hardwood floors, and private double French doors leading into the back yard. Master bath with granite counters, limestone floors, a soaking tub, plentiful storage, and a separate glass-walled shower. Huge walk-in master closets with California Closet design and attic access for additional storage.
  • Fully-fenced yard with sprinkler system and "up" lighting int he trees. Flagstone walkway leads to a floating patio topped with a pergola. The pergola features exterior lighting, a cooling fan, and a fountain.
  • Great West University Place location with easy access to downtown Houston, the Galleria, and the Texas Medical Center.
  • 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

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

Features

  • 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

Features

  • 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

Features

  • 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."