Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


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

Feb. 21, 2017

1811 Majestic Falls | SOLD in Richmond, TX's Riverpark West Subdivision!

1811 Majestic Falls is a beautiful single-story home in Riverpark West. Gently lived in home w/ multiple upgrades. This corner lot home comes w/ spacious Family Room open to gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters & large island & stainless steel appliances. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths & a Study. Secluded master suite, 6' tub, dual vanities & stand alone shower. Corner lot, sprinkler system, 2-inch blinds throughout & alarm system. Extra large covered patio in private backyard is great for entertaining.

Property Information

  • Sold For: $274,500
  • House Size: 2,495 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,519 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full
  • Buyer Represented by John Marshall
  • MLS #85110234
Feb. 14, 2017

6000 Reims Road, Unit 2305 | SOLD in Sharpstown, TX!

6000 Reims Road, Unit 2305 has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bath, and a 2-car attached garage  This great complex - with a 24-hour manned gate, two pools, and plenty of on-street parking for guests - is one of the best kept secrets in Houston!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,640 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #6809048


  • Great condo complex with two pools and 24 hour manned gate. Excellent, active HOA with reasonable fees.
  • Enter through a lovely exterior walkway.
  • Spacious living/dining room with tile flooring. Serving window from dining area to galley kitchen is great for entertaining. Electric range with microwave, stainless steel sink with newly installed faucet. New floors and lights in the unit.
  • Oversized master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace, two large windows for natural lighting. Large walk-in closet. Master bathroom with double-sink vanity, jet tub.
  • Spacious second guest bedroom with en suite full bathroom featuring a shower/tub. Great for a home office!
  • Patio for grilling or relaxing.
  • Plenty of on-street guest parking and an attached 2 car garage.

>See More Great Sharpstown Homes

Feb. 14, 2017

6000 Reims Road, Unit 3307 | SOLD in Sharpstown, TX!

6000 Reims Road, Unit 3307 is a condo with two bedrooms, two full bath and one half bath, and a 2-car attached garage.  This condo complex is one of the best kept secrets in Houston, with great features such as a 24 hour manned guard gate, an active HOA, plenty of guest-parking, and more. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,640 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #70038423
  • Sold for: $125,000


  • Semi-private entrance located next to patio door.
  • Spacious, light and bright living area with great natural lighting and a wood-burning fireplace.
  • The combo living and dining areas have a serving window that opens to the kitchen.
  • Remodeled open concept galley-style kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar.
  • New carpet on the stairs.
  • Oversized master bedroom. Large master bathroom with granite counters, double-sinks, and a built-in end cabinet. Jet tub.
  • Spacious second guest bedroom could easily be used as an office.
  • Large, private outdoor patio for grilling and entertaining.
  • Two complex pools.

>See More Great Sharpstown Homes

Feb. 9, 2017

5406 Indigo St | SOLD near Meyerland, TX

5406 Indigo St, Houston, TX 77096

5406 Indigo Street is an updated ranch home with mature trees and easy access to Houston's Medical Center, Downtown, Galleria and shopping. The home is zoned to Bellaire High School, and the owners say it has never flooded. Includes new low-E double pane windows.

Property Information

  • House Size:  1,680 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,700 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #1868076
  • Sold For: $329,000


  • Nice neighborhood with mature trees.
  • All windows and glass doors are Low-E double-paned, for both efficiency and beauty.
  • Gorgeous laminate wood flooring. Natural lighting.
  • Large living and dining area with sliding glass doors leading into the backyard.
  • Study off of the living and dining area.
  • Open kitchen with breakfast bar. Freshly painted. All appliances remain with the home.
  • Large master bedroom suite at the back of the home has a huge walk-in closet. Master bathroom is updated, features a large vanity and a stand-up glass shower.
  • Second bedroom has carpet, walk-in closet, and great natural lighting.
  • Third bedroom is easy-access, with an especially large doorway. Large closet, laminate flooring.
  • Shared hall bathroom. Beautiful finishes, large vanity.
  • Covered patio with nice landscaping. Great for entertaining.


>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

Feb. 7, 2017

The City with No Limits - 25,700 New Houston Jobs in 2017

Job GrowthThe Greater Houston Partnership forecasts the Houston metro area will create 29,700 net new jobs in 2017, with growth in non-energy and consumer-driven sectors offsetting losses in sectors most closely tied to energy. The forecast calls for the strongest job growth in manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, finance and insurance, real estate, business, professional and technical services, educational services, health care, administrative services, arts and entertainment, accommodation and food services, other services and government. Job losses are expected to continue in exploration and production, oil field services, construction and information.

“The worst of the energy downturn is now over and Houston’s economy will see some growth in 2017,” said Patrick Jankowski, the Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Research. “Our forecast takes into account the impact of both energy and non-energy industries on economic growth in Houston.”

The mission of the Partnership is to make Houston one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. To that end, the Partnership provides this forecast to help the Houston business community and those involved in economic development in the region understand trends influencing the region’s economy and driving industry gains or losses. The forecast is meant to help businesses make better investment, staffing and purchase decisions in the coming year.

The Partnership’s Houston Region Economic Outlook event also featured a panel of industry experts representing real estate, energy, banking, and health care. Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift, chief economist and managing director at the American Chemistry Council, delivered this year's keynote presentation on the global and national economic outlook.

To stay informed about Houston’s economy and the efforts of the Partnership to make Houston greater, visit to view the 2017 Houston Employment Forecast and the 2016 Houston Economic Highlights.

Feb. 1, 2017

Swift911 Replaces CodeRed in West University Place

Swift911 Emergency Alert ServiceEffective 2/1/2017, the City of West University Place has a new emergency alert system called Swift911. This services replaces the earlier CodeRed system. Following the 2016 active shooter situation, the city received numerous complaints from residents who failed to receive timely warnings. The solution to this problem is the transition to Swift911.

We highly recommend that all West U residents subscribe to the emergency notification system. You can personalize your account to receive phone, email and/or text messages.

Subscription information for Swift911 is available on the city's website.  Current CodeRed users will need to subscribe to the new system.

Jan. 25, 2017

6344 Westchester Street -LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6344 Westchester Street is a cozy three bedroom, one full bathroom cottage available for lease in West University Place.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,497 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #97159348


  • Neutral paint, shining hardwood floors, arches, and built-ins.
  • Updated kitchen with plenty of storage, counter-space, glass front cabinets, and built-ins.
  • Large backyard.
  • Lovely front porch.
  • Fabulous windows throughout for plenty of natural lighting.
  • Washer/Dryer/Refrigerator include

>More Great West U Homes for Sale


Jan. 24, 2017

4138 Villanova Street - SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4138 Villanova Street is a charming and well-maintained cottage located near Colonial Park. This home has great flow for entertaining and has been extensively updated, with new air conditioning, duct work, appliances, paint, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,529 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,600 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #10683570
  • Sold For: $835,000


  • Recent updates include new air conditioning, electrical box, appliances, paint, insulation.
  • Hardwood floors throughout the house. Crown molding, neutral paint colors.
  • Large living room. Open to the den and kitchen, great for entertaining.
  • Large den off of the living room is great for electronics.
  • Updated kitchen with Silestone counters, cherry cabinets, and breakfast bar. Plenty of storage space with custom cabinets and drawers. Open breakfast room.
  • Flexible space off of the kitchen currently in use as an additional living area, but could easily be a fine formal dining room.
  • Spacious master bedroom. Updated master bath has Silestone counters and a tile surround shower.
  • Two additional bedrooms are served by the hall full bath. Multipurpose space! The front bedroom is currently in use as a home office!
  • Cozy patio area off of the easy maintenance backyard is great for outdoor living and entertaining or sunbathing.
  • Two car detached garage. Driveway has an automatic gate for additional privacy.
  • Great location near Colonial Park. Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale