Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


July 16, 2019

4020 Marlowe Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4020 Marlowe is a beautifully updated traditional West University Place home. Freshly painted and updated with five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a downstairs powder room, high ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, and so much more. Move-in ready. Great location near Colonial Park. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,330 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,300 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #726331846


  • Extensively updated and recently painted.
  • First floor features include  refinished hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
  • A spacious family room with a gas log fireplace opens to the kitchen and breakfast area.
  • Downstairs master bedroom suite.
  • Four bedrooms upstairs. Spacious gameroom.
  • Large utility room.
  • Newly fenced backyard features a covered porch and room for a pool.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check enrollment availability.


>More Great West U Homes for Sale

July 11, 2019

9110 Cavalier Lane | SOLD in Rosenberg TX

9110 Cavalier Lane, Rosenberg TX

John Marshall represented the buyer for 9110 Cavalier Lane in Rosenberg, TX.  This cul-de-sac home is located in Bonbrook Plantation South in Fort Bend County. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,110 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,920 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • MLS #71261547


  • One-story brick home
  • Tile flooring in living areas
  • Stainless kitchen appliances
  • Master suite with wood floors, soaking tub, separate shower, walk-in closet
  • Covered patio and large back yard
  • Corner fireplace
  • Neighborhood amenities include volleyball court, basketball court, a playground, soccer field, and swimming pool

>More Great Richmond/Rosenberg Homes for Sale!

June 17, 2019

2428 Wentworth Oaks Court | SOLD in League City, TX!

2428 Wentworth Oaks Court is beautiful patio home located in the gated golf course community of Fairway Pointe. With lush, mature landscaping, this jewel of a three bedroom home is located in a park-like setting amidst the South Shore Country Club Golf Course.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,533 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,939 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Jim Barker
  • MLS #17344701


  • Private gated courtyard entrance. Beveled glass front doorway. Beautiful front foyer.
  • Deep crown moldings, canned lighting, engineered hardwoods, a high efficiency HVAC system, and thermal windows.
  • Large formal dining room with windows overlooking the courtyard.
  • Expansive living room. Custom fireplace. Mirror backed built-in shelving with halogen lighting. Wall of windows overlooks the swimming pool. Open floorplan is great for living and entertaining.
  • Open kitchen with island. Island is plumbed for electric or gas cooktops. Built-in desk. Breakfast bar, breakfast room. Great lighting.
  • Half-bath has a convenient location near the kitchen and pool.
  • Study is currently in use as a media room. Could be a fourth bedroom. Closable French doors separate it from the living room. A second set of French doors overlooks the private backyard.
  • Secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets.
  • Large master bedroom suite. 10 foot coffered ceiling. Direct access to the pool and patio.
  • Master bathroom has a jetted tub, separate shower, double sinks, a water closet, and two separate walk-in closets.
  • Mediterranean inspired backyard landscaping. Low maintenance yard. Beautiful swimming pool. Sunning patio with an automatic roll-out patio cover. Second patio with lush landscaping 
  • 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.

>More Great League City Homes for Sale!

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.

>More Great Pearland Homes for Sale

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!