Roger Martin comments on Houston Real Estate MarketRoger Martin, of Roger Martin Properties, was quoted in the following Houston Chronicle article...

Inner Loop Resale Market Strong

January 26, 2001

Convenience and quality of life seem to be the common denominators drawing home buyers to the Inner Loop area.

They are purchasing resale homes of various ages in various conditions in neighborhoods from the more moderately priced Heights area to the more expensive Southampton Place and West University areas.

Roger Martin, owner of Roger Martin Properties, said he has asked some of his customers, and the quality of life and the prospect of not commuting drew them inside the Loop.

'Not just in Houston, but demographically, you are seeing a move back to the center of the city,' he said.

Martin said buyers are looking for more convenience to activities within the Loop, such as the theater, ballet or restaurants...

Martin said the hot areas depend on who you ask. He said many younger buyers are interested in the Montrose area.

'There's been a lot going on in that area,' he said.

West University, River Oaks and Bellaire are doing extremely well.

'West U has been very active in the last year or so,' Martin said. 'Both older homes and homes that are five or 10 year old are selling well. Anything that is fairly priced goes. It is a good market.'"

By Ann Majesty, Houston Chronicle

Thank you to the Houston Chronicle for highlighting West University Place as a great place to live.

Roger Martin