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!
Lincoln Heights Fixer-upper needs major repairs and to be remodeled. This home was built in 1907 Character Craftsman needs to be rehab, great for investors. Lincoln Heights is an upcoming neighborhood centrally located between Highland Park and China Town. Only a short commute to L.A. Downtown.
Two story Condo, 2 bedrooms 1 1/2 bathrooms. Lots of living space. Hardwood floors and carpeting in bedrooms and staircase.tile in bathrooms, kitchen and laundry area.Granite counter tops, fireplace, central air and forced heat. two car garage with private patio between garage and condo.Security gates into complex, pool and tennis court and lots of walking trails.This is a must see. Walking distance to Rose Bowl, Gamble house and Norton Simon Museum.
This cozy condo is in the perfect location in Old Town Pasadena! This charming, colonial complex is a rare survivor amidst the new, modern buildings of Old Town. And this condo is tucked in back, a quiet, off-street unit on the second story and with only one shared wall! Both the complex and the unit are well kept; the building has new paint and a new roof within the past year.This unit has its own single car garage. And with an amazing walk score of 90, it's just a short walk to the Metro and all that Old Town has to offer.
This modern Pasadena Collection studio is perfectly situated on South Lake Avenue near new and exciting restaurants, boutique exercise studios, markets, shops and Metro bike share stations. A desirable and functional floor plan includes an open kitchen and full bathroom both with granite finishes. High ceilings, expansive east facing windows for plentiful natural light, an office nook, washer/dryer in unit and plentiful storage complete the space. The well maintained complex features a media/recreation room, fitness center, controlled access and secured parking. Truly urban living at its best!
Like the elusive gem of the sea, this Pasadena pearl is a unique find! In a desirable building, this cozy 1bd/1ba condo provides the rare opportunity to own a serene retreat on a tree-lined street with easy access to this historic city! Steps away from Caltech, Old Town Pasadena, Madison Heights, and the South Lake and Playhouse districts. Open, airy living space and sunny private patio. This charming third-floor home features new paint, and laminate and tile floors throughout. The dining nook flanks an updated galley kitchen with gooseneck faucet and plenty of storage. A generous double-door closet highlights the hall leading to a spacious bath boasting separate shower and tub. Bedroom features a substantial closet and large bonus nook with plenty of space for a home office or extra closet. Garage parking space included. On-site laundry, updated gym, clubhouse, gas BBQ grills, sauna, heated pool, spa. HOA dues include earthquake insurance.
Clean condo with large bedroom. Spacious living room with large balcony. Located near South Lake shops and Old Town Pasadena. Only 10 units in complex. Unit is on the second floor. One carport. Tenant lease is until July 1, 2018. Tenant pays $1,550/month. Buyer to cooperate with seller 1031 exchange at no cost to buyer.
Wonderful premiere location in Pasadena, within walking distance to El Paseo shopping, close to Old town, great restaurants, Playhouse District, close to Caltech and PCC and yet situated in a very quiet residential street. The complex offers a beautiful lobby, pool, spa, recreation area, work out facility. and secure underground parking. The unit is a spacious 1BR, 1BA with dressing area, large sliding doors in both LR and BR to the private balcony. kitchen and dining area have beautiful wood cabinets, which provide ample storage, the spacious LR has a nice wet bar, and the Kitchen also offers a pantry. The kitchen also offers a built-in gas stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal and tile counters. Seller is leaving the double door Refrigerator, which is included in the sales price.
Beautiful unit at Villa Catalina in Pasadena, This modern unit features 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Hardwood/carpet floors throughout the unit, Spacious Kitchen with Tile floors, Granite countertops and Stainless Steel appliances, Whirlpool type tube in Bathroom, Washer and Dryer in Unit, etc. New carpet and Paint!!!Great Location close to 210 fwy, restaurants, college and shopping
Great opportunity for investors in Pasadena. Great fixer upper. Come with a great imagination to make it a perfect home. Located in a great location. It has 2 car garage and enough parking for two more cars. The property is close the park, Rose Bowl, Old Town Pasadena, College, shopping centers,and Transportation.
The luxurious contemporary Cinema Lofts Building is located in the heart of Pasadena. This exclusive gated community offers a carefree and easy lifestyle. This unit features high ceiling, wood floors, modern kitchen cabinets and stainless steal appliances and washer and dryer. The oversized bathroom has a beautiful modern style finish. The open floor plan allows for an intimate living space with enough room to entertain comfortable. This unit also includes a nice private balcony with a city view. Centrally located just a few blocks from Old Town Pasadena and Paseo Mall and the Metro station. This unit comes with one parking space in a secure gate garage with available guest parking. Low HOA and pets are welcome.
Welcome to The Meridian! This cozy 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo is located on a beautiful tree-lined street and was recently updated with fresh paint, smooth ceilings, carpet, linoleum, SS appliances, light fixtures and refinished patios. The home offers an open floor-plan, breakfast bar, walk-in closet in the master bedroom, two spacious patios for outdoor entertaining/relaxing and two side-by-side subterranean parking spots. The low cost HOA covers exterior maintenance, fire insurance, water, trash, landscaping and features a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, clubhouse for meetings and community laundry facility. The property is conveniently located near the 210 Freeway, Cal-Tech, Pasadena City College, Old Town Pasadena, the Rose Parade route, shops and restaurants. A Must See!
A Newer built detached Condominium that feels more like a PUD without common walls. Small complex with only 3 units. Built in 2005, it features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. A Master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a balcony. A spacious kitchen with ample cabinetry space and granite counter tops. This is the end unit in the community offering great privacy. Attached two-car garage with a washer & dryer area for your convenience.
This contemporary designed condo is centrally located to many of Pasadena's top urban locations. Your first step invites you to an open living and dining area, making it perfect for entertaining. Here you have 9' ceilings throughout, new carpet, freshly painted, and crown moldings. In the living room there is a cozy fireplace, and you can enjoy the outdoors in the large private covered balcony. The kitchen offers maple faced cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. There is a split master floor plan consisting of two bedrooms and two full baths, end-less possibilities a wait to your desired use of space. Each bedroom features it's own walk-in closet, ceiling fans, and large windows.