Are you ready to downsize the home and start a new chapter in life? Good for you! Knowing what to do next can be a challenge, though. How do you get your home ready to sell? Where do you plan on transitioning to? Which Arcadia real estate agents should you trust? Too often, the purchase of a new home is geared toward young families just starting out. What about the millions of people who have gone through this stage in life, raised their families and are now ready to downsize their house or home? This chapter is just as exciting as the first, but there are different factors to consider. No longer do you need the large fenced in yard or finished basement. It’s time to simplify things!
Working with a Downsizing House Real Estate Agent
Whether you want to downsize your home or your parents’ home, it’s helpful to work with a team of Arcadia and Pasadena real estate agents who specialize in housing sales and purchases for older adults. Natalie Aguilar Vogie is a Seniors Real Estate Agent (SRES) who works with adults 55 and older and their families. She knows what it takes to sell and purchase a home later in life. Working with Natalie helps overcome many of the challenges faced by older adults in transition. The property may be in distress and need fixing up before being listed. Families need help sorting through years of documents and other belongings. Downsizing your home for retirement is also emotionally and mentally draining. A lifetime of memories is inside the home, which is why this process requires patience, compassion and understanding.
Downsizing Services Offered
Natalie has an extensive network of professionals she has acquired through her 10 years as a Pasadena real estate agent. She can offer just about any service needed to successfully stage, list and sell a home quickly and for top dollar. Natalie will oversee many of these services on her own, especially if the family cannot be present. Other services, such as packing and moving, will be hired out to a separate company. You can expect superior service from the third parties that are chosen on your behalf. Below are the resources that Natalie can assist with with.
Packing and sorting
Estate and garage sales
Sorting, organizing and scanning documents
Packing and moving services
Moving day help
Encouraging Families to Work Together
Natalie is also proud to bring families together. It’s common for adult siblings to disagree over certain aspects of this transition, whether it’s where Mom or Dad will live or how assets will be divided. Adult children will fight over the smallest things, so it’s helpful to have a third party around to help families work together, not against each other. For these purposes, Natalie is happy to refer families to her network of CPAs, financial planners, probate lawyers and more. Whether you are looking to start a new chapter in your life, or you plan to help Mom or Dad with downsizing their home, you do not have to go through the process alone. With Natalie by your side, you will receive highly personalized support and guidance. Together, we will get your home sold quickly and for the most money possible so that you can start a new chapter in life!
Custom built in 2005, this beautiful energy efficient home is located within walking distance to Old Town in Monrovia, North Encinitas Historic District. This property is surrounded by character homes with manicured yards on tree-line streets. Features include 6.24 kw solar system, Tesla Powerwall II for backing up power in case of a blackout, 4-zone AC system, QuiteCool Fans, solar attic fans, Solatube daylights for natural light, and Pella double pane windows. The fireplace graces a spacious greatroom that overlooks the grand home-chef's kitchen with top-of-the line Thermador Professional appliances. The beautiful granite island in the middle of the kitchen provides a great place for entertaining. The double glass doors lead to the patio with manicured yard graced by a sparkling pool and spa. The guest suite is located downstairs, and the other three rooms including an office are upstairs. The Master Bedroom is like a private retreat with a beautiful deck with a great view of the mountains. This immaculate home boasts with elegance, no detail has been spared.
This is an investors and developers delight if you are looking for rehab properties. Property is located in a desirable neighborhood of San Gabriel. Next to the the property is a long driveway about 80 Ft. Front house has 968 sq.ft. and the back house 464 sq.ft. needing major rehab, land value only.
If you are looking for lots with land value and you are in investor or developer then you found your place. The 660 sq.ft home is located o a 12,162 lot and i connected with the parcel in the back located on Muscatel. Both lots are located in the a desirable area San Gabriel area with good schools. It won't last!!
Quaint one bedroom condo located in Hastings Ranch, just a short drive to freeway, shopping and dining. The complex offers safety and privacy with secured access and gated parking. This third floor unit boasts loads of natural light and an open floorplan. The spacious living area opens to a separate dining area just off the kitchen. Kitchen has been updated with newer cabinetry and granite counter-tops. The private bedroom features ample closet space with mirrored closet doors. Interior amenities include central air-conditioning and hallway storage. Association amenities include guest parking, on-site laundry, elevator and more!
Welcome to your 2nd floor, corner-unit Pasadena home! Recently updated with new flooring and paint, this 1bd/1bth condo has ample storage in unit, a full bathtub, and covered balcony perfect for relaxing. Kitchen has quartz countertops, maple cabinetry and all appliances are included with the sale! Madison Plaza is located on a tranquil, treelined street just a few blocks from all the shops and restaurants at the Commons on Lake Ave, CalTech/PCC, Old Town Pasadena, and close to freeways. Amenities include: gym, pool/spa, clubhouse, laundry room, and controlled access building. One garage covered parking spot comes with this unit and additional street parking permits are available. This turnkey unit in a well maintained complex is the best value Pasadena condo on the market! HOA includes fire/liability and earthquake insurance, water/sewer, trash, and all maintenance!
Minutes from everything yet tucked away from it all. A rare opportunity to own in this historic Colonial building that is close to Old Town, Paseo Colorado, the Metro and 110 freeway. This is a bright upper level remodeled unit with an open floor plan and shares almost no common walls. The spacious living area with hardwood floors and a dining nook fuses seamlessly with the kitchen featuring marble counters, a fun chalk board wall, breakfast bar and stainless appliances. A designer perfect marble bath features ample storage and two entry doors. The bedroom has plenty of space and two separate closets. Step outside to the charming balcony and enjoy a latte or read a book and enjoy outdoor tranquility in the heart of Pasadena!
Beautiful spacious open plan 1 bedroom/bath condo. This is a great opportunity for first-time home buyers, and/or investors. The condo boasts wood floors, new plush carpet in the bedroom, new paint, recessed lighting throughout, large patio, plenty of storage, and an annex room that can be used as an office or spare room. The unit comes with one parking space, and HOA is very reasonable at $350/month, which includes access to sauna, entertainment room, pool, and laundry facilities on each floor.You will NOT find anything looking this good for this price anywhere. This unit is move in ready, literally walking distance to train station (Gold line), restaurants, coffee shops, Pasadena City College, etc. The unit sits centrally located to the Huntington Gardens, Old Town, Cal Tech, Paseo Colorado, and the Santa Anita race track. Last but not least, easy freeway access to the 134 and 210.
Unique townhome in desirable Pasadena neighborhood. Ultra convenient, within walking distance to Metro Gold Line, PCC, coffee\tea houses, shopping, and restaurants. Hardwood flooring, granite countertops, plantation shutters, private deck, and an updated bath add to the style and comfort of the home. The loft style bedroom additionally provides for gracious natural light. Unit Includes 1 car attached garage with laundry hookup. The perfect opportunity to own a home rather than rent.
Welcome to the Casa Pasadena condominium complex. This one bedroom, one bathroom first level unit offers an open-concept floor plan and features newer wood floors throughout. Double door entry leads to the spacious living room and dining area with access to a private patio extending the entire length of the unit. The kitchen is efficient, with plenty of storage space, ceramic tile counters, electric cooktop, dishwasher, fridge and a bar counter facing the living room. Community laundry room is conveniently located down the hallway. Amenities include association pool, spa, built-in BBQ and dining area, fitness room/gym, club house with billiard table and one subterranean parking space. Centrally located across the street from Cal Tech, walking distance to PCC, Trader Joe's and the South Lake Avenue Shopping District as well as easy access to public transportation.
SINGLE STORY CONDO WITH MANY GREAT AMENITIES! Located in the heart of Pasadena, this 1 Bedroom and 1 Bath condo is move-in ready. With an open floor plan, united are the living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen features granite countertops, appliances and tiled flooring. The spacious bedroom is the perfect retreat with a wall-to-wall closet. The full bath has granite countertops, beautiful fixtures, and tiled flooring. This unit has 2 assigned parking spaces! Association amenities include large pool and spa, barbecue area, fitness room, and billiards lounge. All conveniently located close to the Metro Gold Line, restaurants, and shops.
BEAUTIFUL CONDO UNIT LOCATED IN PASADENA'S OLIVE TREE COMPLEX IN THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER SOUTH LAKE DISTRICT! THIS BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS UNIT FEATURES ONE BEDROOM AND ONE BATHROOM! INSIDE YOU WILL FIND AN AMAZING FLOOR-PLAN WITH BRAND NEW FLOORING IN THE LIVING ROOM, DINING AREA AND KITCHEN! CESAR STONE COUNTER-TOPS WITH AMPLE CABINET SPACE IN THE KITCHEN. THE FRENCH DOORS OFF THE DINING AREA LEAD OUT TO YOUR PRIVATE ENCLOSED PATIO/SUN ROOM, COMPLETE WITH A LARGE BAY WINDOW. AMPLE NATURAL LIGHT AND A GOOD SIZED WALK-IN CLOSET! COMPLEX AMENITIES INCLUDE POOL, SPA, SAUNA, RECREATION ROOM WITH A POOL TABLE AND A COURTYARD WITH A COMMUNITY BBQ AREA! A SECURED GATED UNDERGROUND PARKING WITH STORAGE FOR THE UNIT. WELCOME HOME TO 330 S. MENTOR AVENUE!
Perfect for first time buyers to own their first home in the popular Brigden Ranch Neighborhood in East Pasadena. Unit needs work but has GREAT potential. This unique 2-story town home offers 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath on the second level. The first level has a spacious living room, dining area, kitchen and 1/2 bath. Sliding glass doors open to the private patio. This Allen Villas complex has only 8 units. It is nicely landscaped and well maintained and managed. Walking distance to the Market, banks, schools, restaurants and bus transportation.
This Garfield Townhouse offers 3 bedroom - Master + 2 regular, all vaulted ceiling plus 2 full bath - 1 on each floor, 2 story. Laminated floors on the living room, tiles on the dining area, kitchen, laundry area and 2 bathrooms, & carpet on all the bedrooms, hallway and stairways. Kitchen has been update a few years ago with granite counters & cabinets. Small 6-unit complex self managed by residing owners/board members with low HOA fees at $200 per month. Covered carport at the back with 2 parking space allotment. Gated common area with BBQ grill & fire pit for owners' entertainment. Just a mile from Old Town Pasadena, conveniently close to financial district, banks, restaurants, shopping, freeways, entertainment, schools & many more. Easy access to public transportation.
l) Contingent upon Sellers finding replacement property and escrow closing concurrently, 2) Property sold 'As Is' not termite repairs.Please submit offers with the following documents: FICO Score, Pre-qualified letter, and proof of funds. Showing only for appointment, Agents beware of the Pitt Bull on the property.
This single-story 2 BD + 2 BA contemporary designed condo is located in one of the best areas of Pasadena a short stroll to Old Town and Colorado Blvd. One of the largest units in the building, this spacious unit with 9' ceilings throughout features an open living w/fireplace and dining area which flows seamlessly to the private, west-facing outdoor patio, perfect for entertaining. TWO large master suites are separated by the living room for maximum privacy and feature their own walk-in closets, full baths, abundant storage and large windows. The kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and eat-in bar. Washer/dryer included in unit and central AC/heat. El Molino Terrace amenities feature a large pool, fitness, recreation room, sauna and BBQ area. Welcome home! Offers Due May 25th at 12pm.