Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


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.  

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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