Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


July 1, 2017

Roger Martin | HAR Top Producer 2nd Quarter Listings 2017

Roger Martin of Roger Martin PropertiesMany thanks to the Houston Association of Realtors, who has named me one of their second quarter 2017 Top Producers for my work with real estate sellers.  And thank you, also, to all my wonderful clients and friends who have made this award possible.

Roger Martin

June 29, 2017

1915 Twin Springs Drive | SOLD in Kingwood, TX!

1915 Twin Springs Drive is a lovely Tudor-style home located on a spacious 10,680 square foot lot in Kingwood. This three bedroom, two full bath home has formal living and dining rooms, a spacious family room, a garage workshop, and a gorgeous, organically-maintained yard with mature landscaping.

Property Information

  • Listing Agent: Laurie Conner
  • House Size: 1,997 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 10,680 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • MLS # 95113943


  • Spacious 10,680 square foot lot with mature landscaping.
  • Front foyer with brick floors and glass side lights.
  • Formal living and dining rooms with parquet wood floors and large windows for natural light.
  • Updated kitchen with travertine floors, granite counters, under-cabinet lighting, off-white appliances, stone backsplash, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, double-deep sink, and plentiful storage. 
  • Breakfast room open to kitchen and den. Overlooks covered patio and verdant backyard. Separate laundry room and back entry located off of breakfast room.
  • Den with vaulted, beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelf and brick gaslog fireplace. Large windows overlooking backyard.
  • Plantation shutters throughout the bedroom wing.
  • Master bedroom with two closets; one is a walk-in. Master bath has a granite counter with an updated walk-in shower.
  • Two secondary bedrooms. Corner bedroom has two closets. Middle bedroom is inviting and ready to serve as a bedroom or an office. Both share a hall bath with a long counter and a shower/tub.
  • Located one block from Foster Elementary School. Zoned to Foster Elementary, Kingwood Middle School, and Kingwood Park High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Kingwood Area Homes for Sale

June 23, 2017

4119 Cason Street | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

4119 Cason Street is a charming four bedroom, three full bathroom colonial-style home located in the heart of West University Place. This home has elegant formal livings, all hardwood floors on the first floor, bedrooms located on the first floor as well as the second, a fully enclosed sun room overlooking the backyard and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,316 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,600 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS # 23871640


  • Convenient location in the heart of West University Place. Easy access to the Medical Center. Located on a corner lot.
  • Hardwood floors on first floor.
  • Elegant formal living and dining rooms.
  • Working kitchen with a garden window.
  • Two secondary bedrooms located on the first floor, both with Murphy beds. Full bathroom downstairs.
  • Spacious upstairs master bedroom with study nook and built-in shelves. Master bath has granite counters and shower.
  • Fourth bedroom upstairs has its own full bath as well.
  • Fully enclosed sun room with air conditioning overlooks the backyard.
  • Sprawling backyard with walkway leading to two car detached garage.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 20, 2017

3627 Maroneal | SOLD in Braes Heights, TX

3627 Maroneal Street is a large, well-maintained five bedroom home located in Braes Heights! It has features such as a downstairs master bedroom, a gourmet kitchen, a beautiful pool, and a spa. Convenient location near the Medical Center, Downtown, and Rice Village. Fresh interior paint, new roof (2017)!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,556 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,957 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #97830983
  • SOLD FOR: $990,000


  • High ceilings with crown moldings.
  • Hardwood flooring down.
  • Formal living and dining room located off the entry.
  • Downstairs carpeted master bedroom with four bedrooms and a game room upstairs.
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, professional appliances, and a breakfast bar.
  • Large kitchen, den, and breakfast room all combine for comfortable family living and entertaining.
  • Beautiful backyard pool, covered patio and spa.
  • Zoned to Mark Twain Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Braes Heights Homes for Sale

June 19, 2017

2204 Bellefontaine Street | SOLD near the Texas Medical Center!

2204 Bellefontaine Street is a charming three story free-standing home located in the Rice/Museum District area near the Medical Center. This home has open first floor living with hardwood floors, a spacious master bedroom suite and two second floor bedrooms, as well as a flexible third floor space that could easily be used as a fourth bedroom or game room.

Property Information

  • Sold for: $566,200
  • House Size: 2,789 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,715 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #44188755


  • Three story home with first floor living, second floor bedrooms, and a third floor space that could easily be a game room or fourth bedroom. Located on a 41' wide lot.
  • High ceilings, large windows and copious natural light, French doors, and fresh paint. Recent A/C. Built-in speakers throughout the house. First floor hardwoods, carpet throughout second and third floors.
  • First floor living area with open floor plan. Kitchen located centrally between living and dining area and the family room. 23' x 18' combined living and dining.
  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, recently installed Silestone counters, gas range. 8' x 7' breakfast room off of the kitchen. 
  • Family room overlooks backyard patio. Built-in shelves and two sets of French doors. Patio runs the entire width of the lot.
  • Spacious 18' x 16' master bedroom with large windows, his and hers walk-in closets. Master bath with whirlpool tub, double sinks, marble floors.
  • Second and third bedrooms share a Hollywood-style bathroom. Marble floors in the bathroom.
  • 18' x 15' third floor bedroom could easily be a game room. Has its own full bath.
  • Convenient location near the Medical Center.
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Museum District/Medical Center Homes for Sale

June 19, 2017

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 # 31935384


  • 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

June 1, 2017

3521 Amherst Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

3521 Amherst Street is a gracious traditional stone and stucco home located in the heart of West University Place. This Bardwell Builders home is located on a spacious 50' x 150' corner lot and has an open floor plan, high ceilings, separate quarters over the garage and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 5,148 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4 or 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #86786848


  • Corner lot with three car garage.
  • Open floor plan, high ceilings.
  • First floor features hardwood floors, crown moldings, a paneled study and walk-in bar.
  • Large family room opens to the kitchen, has great view of the backyard's landscaping. Fireplace and built-in shelving.
  • Huge kitchen with granite island, breakfast bar, and high end appliances.
  • Breakfast room open to the kitchen. Counter with built-in desk. Mud room off of breakfast room leading to the backyard.
  • Lushly landscaped backyard with patio, pergola, lap pool and spa.
  • Master bedroom suite with marble bathroom.
  • Third floor game room has full bathroom, could also be a fifth bedroom.
  • Separate quarters with  full bath over the garage.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

May 30, 2017

4136 University Street | S0LD in West University Place, TX!

4136 University Street is a gorgeous 4 or 5 bedroom home with three and a half bathrooms located in West University Place! This impeccably maintained home has clean lines, high ceilings, a large game room, high end appliances, and more, all with a great location near Colonial Park!

Property Information

  • Sold for: $1,412,880
  • House Size: 3,541 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4 or 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Jo Anna Ide
  • MLS #71454742


  • Open floorplan downstairs. High ceilings, double crown moldings, casement windows, limestone floors, wide halls.
  • Family room open to the kitchen. Fireplace and built-in cabinetry. Great for entertaining!
  • White marble kitchen with a farmhouse sink, large island, high-end Jenn-Air appliances, and a butler's pantry with a wine fridge and custom cabinets.
  • Lovely breakfast room open to the kitchen and family room. Curved windows provide a view of the backyard.
  • Hardwood floors upstairs.
  • Upstairs laundry room with sink and built-in cabinets.
  • Very large master bedroom suite with room for a desk or sofa, large closets. Master bathroom with separate bathtub, shower with seamless glass doors. Double sinks, marble counters and floors.
  • Three secondary bedrooms upstairs.
  • Spacious second floor game room with built-in cabinets, hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and great natural lighting. Could be turned into a fifth bedroom.
  • Great back yard with covered patio, painted fence, room for a pool.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.
  • Great location near Colonial Park!

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

May 12, 2017

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 # 32796284
  • Leased For: $1,650 per Month


  • 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 3, 2017

Technology for Seniors

Nicolas JeanJean, Eagle Scout Candidate, will teach Technology to SeniorsAs part of his Eagle Scout service project, Nicolas Jeanjean, a junior at Carnegie Vanguard, will teach a class in technology to West U seniors at the West University Community Center.  He plans to study engineering in college.

“I will teach seniors how to use many of the apps that can make life easier for them,” says Jeanjean, who grew up in the City of West University Place.

“We will learn how to use Skype, What’s App, Uber, Amazon and Viber,” Jeanjean says. “I am looking forward to being able to teach the seniors and interact with them. I do not get to do that very often because my one grandmother is in France and my other grandparents are in Saigon.”

His father, Philippe Jeanjean is a civil engineer with BP. His mother, Thu Hang, was the inspiration for the class. 

“I noticed that whenever my mom video calls my grandparents, they have problems with what button to press,” he says.

Roger Martin Properties is helping Nicolas prepare his teaching materials.  There is no charge for the class, which begins June 5 and meets the first three Mondays of June. To sign up, call 713.662.5895 and register for Technology for Seniors.  Please designate whether you have an Apple or an Android phone at the time of registration.