Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


Nov. 13, 2017

4908 Mayfair Street | LEASED in Bellaire, TX

4908 Mayfair is a charming three bedroom, one full bath home located on a quiet street in the Loveland Terrace subdivision.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,405 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,255 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #98731611


  • Quiet street with mature trees.
  • Hardwoods throughout the home. Plentiful natural lighting.
  • Updated kitchen with gas cooktop, refrigerator, an under-counter water filter, and sliding glass doors leading to the back patio.
  • Garage has been converted into a large bedroom with walk-in closets, built-in shelving, and an 8' x 6' computer room.
  • Huge backyard with a storage unit.
  • Landlord is interested in long-term leases!

>More Great Bellaire Homes

Oct. 27, 2017

West U Halloween Dash 2017

West U Halloween Fun Run Route MapOn Saturday, October 28, 2017 8am, the West U Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the West U Halloween Dash and Fun Run!  Donations and fees will support our West U parks.  

The race begins at 7 am and circles through the center of the West University Place.  Road closures may begin as early as 7:30 am on race day.  Most runners will have finished by about 10am.  See the route maps, attached.

The Halloween Dash is a community event, so sign up online at  If you can't run, then cheer everyone as they pass by your home!

Oct. 19, 2017

6429 Rutgers Avenue | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

6429 Rutgers Avenue is a charming two story home located in West University Place. This beautiful home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, as well as quarters with their own full bathroom. The property has been recently updated, with lovely finishes such as freshly sanded and stained hardwood floors, fresh neutral paint, a kitchen that has been taken back to the studs, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,560 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full
  • Quarters: 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom
  • Listed by Julie Moore
  • MLS # 49887821


  • Exterior gas lights, fully fenced with automatic driveway gate.
  • Refinished first floor hardwoods, fresh neutral paint, high ceilings and crown moldings. Ten foot high ceilings throughout first floor.
  • Remodeled home office with stained wood multi-shelf built-ins, large French doors leading outside, and pocket doors.
  • Formal living room with dentil crown molding terrific natural lighting.
  • Remodeled formal dining room with wainscotting, wallpaper, and coffered ceiling.
  • Inviting family room is open to the kitchen through a brick archway. French doors and windows overlooking the backyard spa and custom pool. Recently remodeled gas log fireplace with brick surround. Wet bar with ice maker and glass front cabinets.
  • Kitchen remodeled down to the studs! Brick flooring in a herringbone pattern, expansive quartz counter tops, island breakfast bar with seating, stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sink, microwave drawer, double dishwasher, Bevolo lantern lighting, plentiful storage space, designer cabinets.
  • Spacious master bedroom suite with room for a sitting area. Juliette balcony and French doors overlook the pool and spa. Master Bathroom with seamless shower, double sinks, marble counters and floors, and a jet tub. Two walk-in closets as well as a cedar closet.
  • Three secondary bedrooms. Second bedroom has walk-in closet, study, en-suite bath. Third and fourth bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
  • Custom pool with spa and all the bells and whistles such as remote features, a waterfall, colored lighting, and a retractable awning.
  • Quarters above the over-sized garage have natural lighting, carpet, walk-in closet and a full bathroom.
  • Owner/Agent.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

Oct. 12, 2017

1112 Autrey Street, Unit C | SOLD in Houston's Museum District!

1112 Autrey Street, Unit C, is a lovely four story townhome located in the Museum District area. The property is located behind a private driveway gate, shared with only three other units. These four stories of luxury have wonderful natural lighting, bedrooms on the first, third, and fourth floors, and elegant second floor living and dining. Flexible fourth floor space could be a game room, study, home office, or even a bedroom! Enjoy the view of Downtown from the fourth floor patio!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,868 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,674
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #56391137


  • Stucco exterior with limestone accents and an elegant stained wooden door. Fully fenced wooden back patio deck.
  • Four story townhome. Elevator already installed.
  • First floor bedroom with Murphy bed and patio access, en-suite bathroom.
  • Spacious second floor living and dining areas. Large windows for natural lighting, recessed lighting, and hardwood floors.
  • Island kitchen with oak cabinets, gas stove with convection oven, and stovetop built into the island.
  • Gorgeous third floor master bedroom with high ceilings and recessed lighting, two walk-in closets with wardrobe pull-downs and built-ins. Master bath with double porcelain sinks, granite counters, marble floors, and separate shower and tub.
  • Fourth floor secondary bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
  • Flexible fourth floor space suitable for use as a game room, home office, or even a guest bedroom. Hardwood floors, a built-in refrigerator, wine racks, and Murphy bed. Patio access.
  • Fourth floor patio with gorgeous view of Downtown skyline. Built-in grill!
  • Zoned to Poe Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Museum District/Medical Center Homes for Sale

Sept. 13, 2017

6012 Kirby Drive | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6102 Kirby Drive is a three story townhouse with four bedrooms and three full baths. First floor living, four bedrooms on the second floor, and a third floor game room. Lots of space! Terrific walkability to Rice Village. Move-in ready.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,380 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 20668859


  • Open concept first floor living. Recent paint throughout the house. Hardwoods on the first floor, on the stairs, and the second floor hallway.
  • Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Refrigerator remains. Gas cooktop, convection oven, Bosch dishwasher. Excellent storage space.
  • Gas fireplace in living room with black granite surround. Built-in Bookcases. Sliding doors open into the backyard.
  • Spacious master bedroom suite with two closets. Master bath has granite counters, double sinks, jet tub and separate shower.
  • Three secondary bedrooms on the second floor. Second floor utility room, washer and dryer remain.
  • Large third floor game room.
  • Fully fenced backyard with a patio deck.
  • Pets on a case-by-case basis.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

Sept. 8, 2017

2626 Tangley Road | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

2626 Tangley road is a gorgeous new home currently under construction in West University Place. Located near Rice Village, this five bed, four and a half bath property will have great features and finishes such as a beamed family room with a fireplace and an open concept kitchen as well as a backyard summer kitchen and pergola, white oak hardwood flooring throughout the first floor, a spacious master bedroom suite, marble and granite counter-tops, wired-in surround sound, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,000 sq ft per Builder
  • Lot Size: 5,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Lori Loria Hess
  • MLS #12053947


  • Great location near Rice Village and the West University Place parks.
  • White oak hardwoods throughout the first floor.
  • Front study with custom built-in shelving, full-view doors overlooking the front garden, and recessed lighting.
  • Open concept kitchen and family room. Family room has a stone-surround gas log fireplace, high beamed ceilings, and built-in shelves.
  • Gourmet island kitchen with a six-burner Viking gas range, refrigerator, and microwave. Pendant lighting over a black granite island.
  • First floor bedroom off of family room is an extremely flexible space. Could also easily serve as a second study or workout room.
  • French doors lead to summer kitchen with wood burning oven, gas grill, sink, and custom-built cabinets. Backyard pergola with reclaimed brick patio.
  • Second floor features master bedroom suite, game room, and three additional bedrooms.
  • Master suite has a high coffered ceiling, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, and wide plank white oak flooring. Master bath features custom cabinetry, freestanding soaker tub, custom marble shower with frameless door, and a separate water closet. Great closet space!
  • Secondary bedrooms with recessed lighting, plush carpets, and great closet space.
  • Game room or media room with high ceilings, hardwood floors, custom built-in cabinets, and room for a fridge.
  • Did not flood during Hurricane Harvey.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

Aug. 24, 2017

Swift911 - Emergency Notification for West U

Swift911 - Emergency Notifications for the City of West University Place, Houston, TX

I have spoken before about the notification service that the City of West University Place offers free to all its residents.  Basically, this service is an electronic emergency warning system.  The advantage is that each household gets to choose which notification option is best for that family – including phone messages, emails and texts.

Now that we have a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, I recommend that everyone make check their subscription to this vaulable service - or subscribe if you have not done so already.

Go to and click on the Swift911 button as shown above.

Roger Martin

Aug. 22, 2017

2128 Addison Road | LEASED in Southgate, TX!

2128 Addison Road is a charming two or three bedroom, two full bathroom bungalow located in Southgate. This home has features such as floor-to-ceiling windows for natural lighting, recent neutral paint, hardwood floors in the front of the home, a fully enclosed sun porch, and more. Move-in ready.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,792 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,050 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2 or 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 40812446


  • Great location near the Texas Medical Center and Rice Village. Move-in Ready.
  • Recent neutral paint throughout the house.
  • Front formal living room and entry. Living room has tall floor-to-ceiling windows, a mock fireplace, and built-in cabinet storage.
  • Fully enclosed sun porch is well-suited for play area, study, or home office.
  • Formal dining room with hardwood floors, crown moldings, built-in buffet, and chair rail.
  • Open kitchen with informal dining area. Butcher block counter by stove, gas stove and oven. Dishwasher and refrigerator remain.
  • Rear den could be third bedroom. Tall, vaulted ceiling, sliding doors to the back porch and yard.
  • Spacious bedrooms.
  • Fully fenced backyard. Easy care, with flagstone accents and a back porch.
  • Pets on a case-by-caste basis.
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Medical Center Area Homes for Sale

Aug. 18, 2017

422 Forest Lake Dr | SOLD in Clear Lake!

422 Forest Lake Dr - for Sale in Clear Lake

TLC needed! 422 Forest Lake Drive is near Robinson Elementary and community pools. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, Tudor home has generously-proportioned rooms, large closets, flexible space, and "good bones". The home is in original condition, so a buyer can completely customize carpet, counters, paint and wallpaper. With imagination, this home will come to life! Listed by Jim Barker (832-226-1861).

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,430 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 10,062 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Jim Barker
  • MLS #82622690


  • Formal Dining Room and Living Room
  • Spacious den with large fireplace hearth and gaslog fireplace
  • Parquet brick floors in den and breakfast room
  • Blueprints convey with the property. 

>More Great Clear Lake Homes for Sale

Aug. 4, 2017

3715 Maroneal | SOLD in Braes Heights, TX!

3715 Maroneal Street is a beautifully maintained four bedroom, three and a half bathroom brick home. This property has great curb appeal, with mature landscaping including two live oaks and a porte-cochere. Formal living and dining rooms, traditional floor plan, large family room that opens to the breakfast area and kitchen, separate quarters above the garage and more.

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,231 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,125 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #27886544


  • Curb appeal. Two live oaks and a porte-cochere.
  • Formal entry, living room, and dining room.
  • Paneled study with built-ins and pocket French doors.
  • Large 20' x 18' family room with built-ins, a wet bar, gas log fireplace, and French doors overlooking the French doors. Open to the kitchen and breakfast area.
  • Granite island kitchen with a Thermador cooktop located on the island, a 42" Subzero refrigerator, huge pantry, double oven, breakfast bar, and butler's pantry.
  • Spacious master bedroom suite. Double walk-in closets with built-ins, vanities, large tub and separate shower.
  • Game room with built-ins.
  • Large utility room with broom closet and tons of storage.
  • Quarters with full bath above the air-conditioned garage. Insulated garage door.
  • Private 25' x 25' backyard overlooked by the covered back porch
  • Zoned to Twain Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Braes Heights Homes for Sale