Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


April 11, 2017

Be a Grass Roots Advocate in West University Place!

Concept Sketch, Jennie E Hughes Park, West University Place, TX

Thanks to a $2.2MM gift from the family of Jennie E. Hughes, the southeast quadrant of West University Place is finally getting some public greenspace!  With regard to parks, this section of our community is the most under-served part of the city.  It is the only quadrant of our neighborhood where children must cross a busy, four-lane street to reach a green space.  Plans for a park have been in the works for at least twenty years – and now it is happening at last!

The City is currently soliciting citizen input for the design of our newest park space.  Go to to review three possible concept sketches.  All three designs include passive features appropriate to a “quiet use” park.  Pick your favorite, and email your comments to before April 16, 2017.  This is your chance to be a Grass Roots Advocate!


April 11, 2017

Welcome to Lori Loria Hess!

Lori Loria Hess, real estate salesperson at Roger Martin PropertiesRoger Martin Properties is happy to welcome Realtor Lori Loria Hess to our real estate team.  

Lori is fluent in Spanish. She grew up in Mexico City, the daughter of Jose Loria, an attorney, and Myra Loria, a high school history teacher from Brooklyn. “I loved Mom’s stuffed cabbage and her chicken mole enchiladas,” Lori says. “I still cook those dishes today.” 

“I have been a West University resident for more than 10 years,” Lori says. 

“My husband and I love this neighborhood so much, that we began building new construction homes here.”  

Before joining Roger Martin, Lori worked in petrochemical sales, focusing on Latin America.  After her daughter’s birth, she shifted to a career that did not require international travel and used her knowledge of cultures to develop an expertise in real estate. In her spare time, Lori teaches yoga and delivers food to seniors for Meals on Wheels.

“Lori and her family are exceptionally well-grounded in our neighborhood,” says Roger Martin, President of Roger Martin Properties.  “Our clientele is becoming increasingly international, paralleling Houston’s growth.  I am thrilled that we have added Spanish to the languages spoken in our office. I am also proud to have an agent with so much knowledge and understanding of our local community.” 


April 7, 2017

2906 Chiswell Street | LEASED in Knollwood Village, TX!

2906 Chiswell Lane is a charming three bedroom, two full bath home located in Knollwood Village. With an open floor plan, an enclosed sun porch, a large backyard, and a good location close to the Medical Center, this home is move-in ready! 

Property Information

  • Leased for: $2,200/month
  • House Size: 1,612 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,025 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #69539474
  • Leased For: $2,100 per Month


  • Hardwood floors, crown moldings, large combined living and dining area, enclosed sunroom. Neutral wall colors.
  • Updated kitchen with stainless appliances. Refrigerator remains with the house. Good counter space, storage cabinets. Breakfast area with built-ins.
  • Enclosed sun porch off of the kitchen with ceiling fan.
  • Master bedroom with attached bathroom.
  • Second and third bedrooms share the hall bathroom.
  • Large backyard with patio space.
  • Pets on a case by case basis.
  • Good location near the Medical Center.

>More Great Braeswood Place Homes 


April 4, 2017

3119 Rice Boulevard | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

3119 Rice Boulevard is a charming 1935 West University Place cottage. This home has an updated kitchen and bathrooms while keeping the vintage hardwood floors and front door with leaded glass doors. Great for front porch living! Kept in excellent condition, this home is move-in ready!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,652 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3 or 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #87893904
  • Sold For: $732,000


  • 3 or 4 bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms, one half bath.
  • Hardwood floors. Freshly painted.
  • Formal living and dining.
  • Updated kitchen with Silestone quartz counters, nice appliances. Refrigerator stays.
  • Family room with art deco fireplace.
  • Large master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and adjoining bath.
  • Comfortable front porch.
  • Original wood front door with stained glass inlays.
  • Flexible converted attic space could be fourth bedroom, storage, office space, or play room. Has half bath.
  • 50' x 105' lot.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

April 1, 2017

Sachin Chowdhry | HAR Top Producer 1st Quarter Buyers 2017

JoAnna Ide, Sales Associate with Roger Martin PropertiesContratulations to Sachin Chowhdry!  The Houston Association of Realtors has named Sachin a Top Producer for the first quarter of 2017. Sachin is a Sales Associate at Roger Martin Properties, and he is recognized for his work with home buyers.

Well done, Sachin Chowdhry!

Roger Martin


March 23, 2017

4901 Elm Street | LEASED in Bellaire, TX!

4901 Elm Street is a sparkling clean four-bedroom, two-bath-home for lease in Bellaire. This lovely home has tiled living areas and hardwoods in the hallways and bedrooms, very open floor plan, and is move-in ready! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,132 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #40575624
  • Leased For: $2,150 per Month


  • Very open floor plan. Lots of windows and natural light.
  • Tiled living areas. Hardwood in the bedrooms and hallways.
  • 18' x 17' den has a stone fireplace.
  • Study could also be a ballet practice room.
  • Remodeled kitchen is open to an open area of living and dining room. Gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances, side-by-side refrigerator and lots of cabinets for storage.
  • Master bedroom has walk-in closet.
  • Utility room with washer and dryer and an attached 2-car garage.

>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

March 20, 2017

4252 Dartmouth Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4252 Dartmouth Avenue is a beautiful five bedroom, four and a half bathroom home located in West University's College Court Place. This updated move-in ready home is in great condition, with hardwoods, spacious rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,432 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #93707134
  • Sold For: $1,100,000


  • Automatic driveway gate.
  • Tree-lined street.
  • Leaded glass front door with the Texas Star picked out in an iron accent, gas lanterns. Easy care landscaping.
  • Hardwood floors, neutral paint, and high ceilings throughout the house.
  • Arched window transoms on the large first floor windows at the front of the home.
  • Formal living room with wall sconces that opens to the home office or study.
  • Formal dining room with a swinging door leading to hte kitchen.
  • Study or home office with built-in bookshelves and cabinets.
  • Spacious den in the rear of the home open to the kitchen and breakfast room. Great flow for family time and entertaining. Light and bright with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard flagstone patio. Slate surround fireplace. Mounted TV remains with the property.
  • Cook's kitchen with granite counters, an island Jenn-Air gas cook top, stone tile back splash, double GE ovens, a microwave, and dishwasher. Plentiful cabinets and counter space. Refrigerator remains.
  • Spacious master bedroom with room for a sitting area. high ceilings, crown moldings, great natural lighting. Large his-and-her walk-in closet. Master bathroom with double sinks, stone tile flooring with a matching backsplash and soaking tub surround.
  • Second bedroom has its own full bath.
  • Bedrooms three and four share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
  • Utility room with hookups for gas or electric dryer. Separate sink and plentiful cabinet space.
  • Fifth bedroom is located above hte garage. Great as an additional home office or au pair quarters, accessed by a back staircase from the family room or master bedroom. Full bathroom.
  • Gorgeous backyard flagstone patio with lush landscaping.
  • Fully-fenced backyard with an automatic driveway gate and garage door opener. 
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

March 17, 2017

7926 Braesview Lane | SOLD in Braeburn Valley, TX!

7926 Braesview Lane is a gorgeous five bedroom, four and a half bath home located on a huge 11,500 square foot corner lot in the Braeburn Valley subdivision. This home has great features, such as a four car garage with work areas and a huge game room overlooking the backyard pool's deck.

Property Information

  • Sale Price: 390,000
  • House Size:  4,378 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 11,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #82228804


  • Huge corner lot in a neighborhood with a very active HOA.
  • Brand new roof.
  • Spacious rooms with copious natural lighting.
  • Double door entry with elegant staircase leading upstairs.
  • Gracious open living room with hardwood flooring.
  • Large dining room with bay window and hardwood flooring.
  • Grand updated kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and tons of storage space. Walk-in pantry with an etched glass door. Bar area for casual dining and entertaining, as well as a breakfast room with natural lighting and easy access to the backyard pool and deck.
  • Lovely master bedroom overlooking the backyard and the pool. Massive walk-in closet, built-in shelves and drawers. Master bathroom suite has granite counters with double glass vessel sinks, an extra large luxury shower, and a separate tub.
  • Extra large game room has a brick accent wall, built-in shelving, and tons of possibilities! Overlooks the backyard and pool.
  • Flexible upstairs bedroom could also be a second study or workout room.
  • Fantastic backyard! Large grassy area as well as an updated swimming pool! Downstairs full bathroom located near the backdoor makes for easy cleanup for family and guests!

>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

March 17, 2017

7900 North Stadium Drive #37 | LEASED near the Texas Medical Center!

7900 North Stadium Drive Unit #37 is a recently updated and renovated first floor condo located in a gated community close to the Medical Center and Museum District. This condo has been recently updated with fresh paint, granite counters, and brand-new kitchen appliances!

Property Information

  • House Size: 729 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #95224294
  • Leased For: $1,050 per Month


  • Great location close to the Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District. Near the local Metro station.
  • First floor unit! Includes a patio and assigned parking space.
  • Gated complex with coded entry. Facilities include tennis courts and a swimming pool.
  • Beautiful landscaping leading to the unit.
  • Recently updated with fresh paint and new floors.
  • Spacious living room with a stone tile floor and a gas fireplace.
  • Cozy dining area with an open floorplan.
  • Updated kitchen has granite counters, new cabinets and fittings, and brand new appliances.
  • Large master bedroom with windows overlooking the patio.
  • Master bath has double sinks and a vanity mirror. Shower/Tub with floor-to-ceiling tile and bronze fittings.
  • Assigned car park.

>More Great Museum District/Medical Center Homes for Sale

March 3, 2017

2425 Wentworth Oaks Court | SOLD in League City, TX!

2425 Wentworth Oaks Court is beautiful Lennar patio home located in the gated golf course community of Fairway Pointe. With an open floor plan and a flagstone patio with its own fire pit, this lovely vacant two bedroom home is located in a park-like setting amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course and ready to show!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,198 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,288 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Jim Barker
  • MLS #44485649
  • Sold For: $246,000


  • Crown moldings, carpets throughout the house.
  • Spacious dining room located next to the entry.
  • Large living room with great natural lighting, fireplace with custom surround, custom built-in shelving and cabinets. Open to kitchen and dining areas.
  • Spacious center island kitchen with breakfast area, stainless steel appliances, a built-in desk/computer work area, Corian counters, and a five burner gas cooktop.
  • Large master bedroom with corner windows, huge walk-in closet. Master bath has double sinks, separate shower, canned lighting, custom mirror frame, and jetted tub. 
  • Flexible study could also be used as a nursery, den, or media room.
  • Utility room with sink, folding area for clothing. Built for a stackable washer/dryer combo.
  • Secondary bedroom with large windows providing lighting, walk-in closet.
  • Hall bathroom with shower/tub.
  • Grand flagstone patio with gas-fired fire pit. Tons of space for lawn furniture and outdoor living. 
  • Gated subdivision with entry controlled by individual access codes and remote controls for property owners. Fairway Pointe is located amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course.
  • Low HOA Fee of $510 per year.

>More Great League City Homes for Sale