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!
Just reduced! Custom built in 2005 this Energy efficient home is located in North Encinitas Historic District, a few blocks away from Old Town Monrovia. The 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 great room that overlooks the grand home-chef's kitchen with top-of-the line Thermador stainless steel appliances. The beautiful granite island located in the center of the kitchen provides a warm place for gatherings and entertaining family and friends. 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 provides a peaceful retreat with a private deck overlooking the gardens with a great view of the mountains. This immaculate home boasts with elegance, no detail has been spared.
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!
Single level, attractive and move-in ready 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is conveniently located to everything in Pasadena... Restaurants, coffee/tea houses, shopping of all kinds, Metro Gold Line, PCC/Caltech and the added benefit of being able to walking to the Rose Parade Route! The home offers an open floor plan and is finished nicely with newer windows and sliding door which leads to a private tiled patio that wraps around the home for plenty of outdoor relaxation or entertainment. The interior is attractively painted adding to the overall pleasing feel with tiled flooring in main living areas and carpet in the bedroom. The kitchen is comfortable and allows plenty of space for the creation of your favorite dishes. The eight unit complex has a low HOA covering water, trash and exterior maintenance as well as a community washer and dryer. There is a secure garage and the parking for unit #1 is conveniently located adjacent to the unit with direct access into the home... feeling much like a private attached garage.
Move right into this beautifully remodeled condominium that presents itself like a model home! The floor plan flows seemingly effortlessly and offers a spacious bedroom and one and a half bathrooms. The inviting living room boasts a fireplace and the kitchen features a cheerful style setting. An elegant dining area and private patio serve as what just may be the perfect back drops for your soirees! The numerous additional features include central air and heating, attractive flooring good usage of natural lighting, one gated parking space, storage space, a pool and a ''gym''. Check with HOA and CC & R's regarding usage of common area amenities..This stunning condominium is in move in condition and awaits your personal touches! Situated in close proximity to Old Town Pasadena, The Gold Line and Pasadena City College, the location might be just what you have been searching for! You can be proud to call this home your own! Welcome to Pasadena! Welcome Home!
Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath end unit with one common wall in a quiet 8 unit community. Located in Northeast Pasadena on a tree-lined street close in proximity to the freeway, two blocks from the metro station, shops & restaurants. First floor: living room with a gas fireplace, dining area, bamboo hardwood flooring, powder room, coat closet, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast nook, washer/dryer area, tile floor & bay window. Second Floor: master bedroom with vault ceiling & mirrored closet, second bedroom, full bath & linen closet in the hallway. Features: newer A/C & forced air heat with NEST thermostat, new water heater, newer stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, keyless entry, home security system: owned with cameras in front & in carport & window shatter alarm (serviced by internet provider), NEST smoke detectors/carbon monoxide, new low flush toilet (upstairs), brush stainless steel hardware throughout, interior freshly painted, new window treatments, gated security entry to the complex, gated parking area with remote control, pet friendly complex. Includes 2 carport parking spaces & storage under the unit. HOA fee of $185 includes water, trash, sewer, gardener, & insurance.
Charming townhouse in desirable Pasadena neighborhood, located within walking distance to Metro Gold Line, PCC, Caltech, shopping, and restaurants. This is a light and bright loft style one bedroom unit with walk-in closet has freshly painted interiors and light laminated flooring throughout. The living room with high ceilings which offers abundant natural light, and there is skylight in the stairway. Stainless steel sink and breakfast bar and newly painted cabinets accent a light kitchen. Front patio with Trex deck is great for entertaining and has a storage area . The unit has attached one car garage and launday hookup in garage.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Incredibly charming top-floor Mid-Century condo in a fantastic Pasadena location. Close to South Lake, Metro, shopping and restaurants, this home features hardwood floors throughout, original bath in excellent condition with separate tub and shower, two bedrooms with ample closets and built-in storage. Tons of natural light and a large open layout make this condo feel even larger than it is. The monthly HOA fee covers all utilities except cable/phone/internet. Community laundry, only 16 units in the complex and garage parking for one car. Special 'portfolio' loan financing or cash will be required to purchase this unit as one entity owns and rents many of the units.
Located in the Historic Barcelona, this bright, spacious, top floor, 1 bed/1 bath corner unit has beautiful northern and eastern mountain views. Lots of windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors and charming kitchen with stamped tin ceiling are just a few of the highlights. The bedroom is spacious with enough room for sitting area or office space. Great location located just steps to Old Town restaurants, movies, and shopping. Save on property taxes through the recently approved Mills Act designation. Must see!