Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


June 7, 2019

4435 Duesenberg Drive | SOLD in Pearland

4435 Duesenberg Dr, Pearland, TX  77584 FOR SALE

4435 Duesenberg Drive is a charming four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home located in Pearland. The property features lush landscaping with mature trees, great curb appeal, a flexible open floorplan, a remodeled kitchen, a large backyard with a shaded patio and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,320 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by Jo Anna Ide
  • MLS #28359006


  • Large 8,250 square foot lot with lush landscaping, mature trees. Front porch. Great curb appeal!
  • First floor with flexible open floorplan. First floor powder room just off of main living areas. Flexible room in use as the dining room could also serve as a home office or formal living room.
  • Remodeled kitchen with tile floors, a new gas oven, new granite counters, lighted vent hood, backsplash. Casual breakfast area.
  • Spacious master bedroom suite with space for a sitting area. Full wall window. Master bathroom with double sinks, tile floors, garden tub with jets and shower, and a massive east facing window.
  • Three secondary bedrooms. Flexible, two currently in use as a play room and nursery.
  • Large den with a two story high ceiling open tot he second floor, fireplace,  Large windows for great natural lighting with custom blinds. 
  • Covered and lighted patio overlooking the large backyard. Plenty of space for a pool!
  • Zoned to Silverlake Elementary, Berry Miller Middle School, and Glenda Dawson High School. Please check availability.

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June 3, 2019

6311 Woodbrook Lane | LEASED in Timbergrove

6311 Woodbrook Lane, Timbergrove, Houston, TX 77008

6311 Woodbrook is a stylish and updated 2 bedroom/2 bath home in Timbergrove.. The home has a large living room, neutral wall colors, crown moldings, and hardwood floors. The kitchen is updated w/ granite, gas cook top and plenty of storage. Two updated full baths updated and spacious bedrooms. Built in office/study area. Refrigerator, front loading washer/dryer included! Close to West 11th Street Park! Excellent condition! Rent includes yard maintenance.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,372 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,450 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #18550377


  • Hardwood floors, crown molding, plentiful natural lighting, and neutral paint colors. Very well maintained.
  • Short distance to W. 11th Street Park.

>More Great Timbergrove Homes for Sale!


June 3, 2019

3807 Rice Boulvard | FOR LEASE in West University Place, TX!

3807 Rice Boulevard is an updated cottage with 3 or 4 bedrooms in the heart of the West University Place. Formal living and dining rooms, family room, breakfast area and 2 bedrooms down. Hardwood floors, recessed lights. Granite kitchen w/ double ovens and cooktop. Nice cabinet storage and counter space. Updated downstairs full bath with timeless black and white tile. Upstairs perfect master suite or 2 additional bedrooms plus a full bath. Flexible floor plan. Faux wood blinds, neutral paint throughout, spacious rooms. Backyard fenced. Pets on a case by case basis. Walking distance to West University Elementary school, ball fields, local dining and the West University Place community center. Available immediately for occupancy.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,264 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3 or 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #57776842


  • Great location in the heart of West University Place. Around the corner from the West University Public Library and Community Center, West University Elementary School.
  • First floor includes the formal living and dining rooms, family room with breakfast area, updated kitchen with granite counters, plentiful storage, and double ovens; two bedrooms and .Hardwood floors throughout.
  • Upstairs features the third bedroom with full bathroom as well as access to the large flex space, suited for a game room, office, exercise room, or fourth bedroom.
  • Fully fenced backyard. Pets on a case-by-case basis. Available for immediate occupancy.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability. 

>See More Great West U Homes for Sale

May 9, 2019

Grand Entrance | Houston Maison Magazine

May June Cover Houston Maison Magazine


As the days get longer you might find yourself itching to fill those hours with productivity, the kind that will pay off in the long run - such as property upkeep. I know that I like to take stock of lingering items this time each year. But where to start?

In this issue of Houston Maison Magazine we provide the ultimate road map to annual home maintenance - complete with a printable calendar. But it's not all business - we'll also touch on decor such as mixing patterns and prints & entryway how to - and of course market stats.

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And in the meantime… make those Grand Entrances!

April 23, 2019

4908 Mayfair | 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 #27215115
  • Leased for $1,575


  • 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

April 12, 2019

Strongest March Ever for Houston Home Sales | Realty News Report

Realty News Report

So, how's the real estate market in Houston?  Roger's thoughts were quoted in a recent article by Realty News Report. 

"Houston’s spring market is well underway, and most zip codes are balanced between supply and demand — except those neighborhoods flooded by Harvey, which still have excess inventory,” says Roger Martin, President of Roger Martin Properties in West University Place.  “Meanwhile, the outlying ‘burbs such as Katy, Sugar Land, the Woodlands, etc. have tipped over into a true sellers market.”

See the full article here.

April 4, 2019

Welcome Spring! | Houston Maison Magazine

Maison Magazine - March/April 2019

Ah Spring!  Most of us are fond of this season. Finally the birds are chirping and our gardens beckon us to dig in and explore.

In this, our first issue of Houston Maison Magazine, we'll do just that - explore! Browse through to find art trends at every price range, discover plants that clear our air and look good while doing so, and spotlight spring activities near Downtown Houston. You'll also find market stats and my featured property rounding out this decor and lifestlye magazine.

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And in the meantime… Welcome Spring!

April 2, 2019

402 Welch Street | SOLD in Montrose, TX!

402 Welch Street is a gracious three bedroom, two full bath, one half bath home located in historic Montrose. Located on a corner lot, this property was remodeled by the previous owner in 2013, including a one bed, one full bath studio garage apartment. Large porches run the width of the house upstairs and down. The first floor features an open floorplan with easy flow for entertaining. Other features include hardwood floors throughout the home, an island kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, an enclosed glass elevator leading between the family room and the master bedroom, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,709 sq ft
  • Garage Apartment Size: 484 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Garage Apartment: 1 Bed, 1 Full Bath
  • Garage:  2 Car/Detached
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • MLS #68930920


  • Porches upstairs and down. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, neutral paint, leaded glass, bay window and Fine Art Lamps chandelier
  • Open floorplan. Great for entertaining!
  • Island kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, and built-in wine rack. Large butler's pantry
  • Master bedroom suite with private office, large walk-in closet with built-in storage. Master bath features granite counters, double sinks, a jet tub, water closet with both toilet and bidet, and a frameless glass shower with both standard showerhead and ceiling mounted rainfall sprayer. Elevator between office and family room.
  • Two secondary bedrooms, both with direct access to the upstairs porch, served by hall bathroom with tub/shower combo.
  • Large upstairs utility room with plenty of storage space, gas and electric hookups, granite counters, and a deep soaking sink.
  • 484 sq. ft. one bed, one full bath studio garage apartment above the garage.
  • Lush, mature landscaping. Wrought-iron fence with automatic driveway gate.
  • Zoned to William Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy, Gregory-Lincoln Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.​

>More Great Montrose Homes for Sale

March 13, 2019

Urban Wildlife Control | Racoon Captured


After a week of mixing crushed Nutter Butters and dogfood, our young friend next door finally captured this Midnight Marauder!  Yes, that's a racoon - the bandit mask is a dead giveaway.  And yes, our racoon is cuter than a six-pack of stuffed toys.  But those darling little fingers have very sharp and pointy claws, so beware:  Best to let the pros handle him from this point on.

Next step was to call the City of West University Place - Unfortunately, West U animal control people won't take racoons.  Happily, grandpa loaded up the pickup and drove to the Missouri City animal control folks, who will release our critter back into the wild.  Thank you, grandpa!


Posted in Life in West U
Feb. 8, 2019

6528 Mercer Street | LOT FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

6528 Mercer Street is a 14,000 sq.ft. lot. 50’x260’ plus 50’x20’ abandoned easement attached on the back. There is a livable soft contemporary 4 bedroom 3 bath home on the property for income while you design and pull permits. Easy to show. Sold for lot value only, Seller will make no repairs. Owner/Agent

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,054 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 14,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • For Sale - MLS #73626881


  • Oversized 14,000 sq ft. West University place lot. Lot dimensions are 50' x 260', along with an abandoned 50' x 20' easement at the back of the property.
  • Currently has a 3,054 sq ft contemporary/modern home built on the lot. 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. Livable, currently tenanted.
  • Property took about two inches of water on the first floor during Hurricane Harvey. Damage was remediated with new ceramic tile floors, fresh sheetrock and insulation on first floor.
  • Current floorplan is designed for entertaining, with first floor bedroom and full bath, informal living area and kitchen, and formal dining area and large living room with sliding doors leading out onto the patio.
  • Second floor living, with master bedroom with walk-in closet, full bathtub, and walk-in shower, utility room, and two secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets and balcony overlooking the yard.
  • Owner/Agent is Roger Martin of Roger Martin Properties. 
  • Seller is selling property as a lot, will make no repairs..
  • Excellent location near Hughes Park, Colonial Park, West University Elementary School, the West University Public Library, the West University City Center, and the Medical Center. 
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check enrollment availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale