Blog Buyer Give Us All the Shag Carpet!

Give Us All the Shag Carpet!

By Annalisa Peña, June 14, 2021

One of the best parts of supporting buyers in home buying is finding the diamond in the rough. For my clients, Heather and Jared they had only a few requirements; large lot, garage and under $400k. They wanted a lot to build a big, no massive, garden and space to tinker or craft. We saw just a few homes, all in fairly good condition, and then we walked through “Grandmas House in Gladstone.”

It had shag carpet! Original brass light fixtures! Everything was original from the 1950s and Heather & Jared loved it all. It needs work and maintenance due to the age, but none of that was worrisome to them. They started to dream about how they could clean it up and start a family. Sitting across from the splash pad at Max Patterson park in Gladstone, this home is ideal for young families.

Heather and Jared are over the moon to get their hands dirty and turn this old Grandma House into a gem.

Annalisa Peña

Broker | OR


A Portland native, my vast knowledge of the city’s geography and current market can support you in your residential real estate endeavors.

I am motivated by helping others, and I’m excited to help you find the best real estate solution for your lifestyle. My passion and years of experience in interior design and home renovation offer you a skilled perspective in aesthetics and function. I will actively advocate for and represent you with the best service, ensure that you are making the right decision, and manage your transaction and moving pieces with the utmost professionalism. I attended Oregon State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising Management and Interior Design. After spending 8 years in the window treatment industry (blinds and drapery will always have a special place in my heart!), I launched my real estate career. I work with a wide variety of clients, from first time home buyers to investors and those relocating to Portland. Design work allows my creative spirit to roam and I was honored to be featured in Oregon Home magazine. I chose to work at Living Room Realty because of their dedication to enriching communities across the Portland area, and I’m so happy that I get to build relationships with clients right here at home. In my downtime, you can find me at my kid’s soccer game, helping paint a neighborhood intersection, or sneaking away to Black Butte for a weekend at the cabin.
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