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!
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.
Resort style living at its finest! 1050 Seco Street in Pasadena has everything you need to live in the lap of luxury and relaxation. Recently remodeled unit with One bedroom and One bathroom that offers a large open floor-plan with soaring high-ceilings, laminate flooring, baseboard moldings, recessed lighting and skylights. The living room features a vaulted ceiling with a fireplace and two separate balconies, both of which are private and have a view! Granite counter-tops in the kitchen with stainless-steel appliance and an eating bar! At Arroyo Creeks you will have resort style amenities that include a pool, spa and a beautifully kept building with tons of large trees and waterfalls with flowing streams that offer a tranquil and comfort feeling when entering the gated community. Minutes away from the Rose Bowl, freeways popular shopping, and all your dining needs! Welcome home!
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!
Beautiful Cape Cod Townhouse located in the very desirable City of Pasadena. Home features two large bedrooms with walk in closets, two bathrooms, open floor plan, indoor laundry area, galley kitchen, and a large detached two car garage. Picture yourself in the summer time barbecuing in your very own private secluded patio that's great for dining and entertaining. The complex offers a well maintained community pool with outdoor restrooms for swimmers, a grassy yard area great for soccer games, complex grounds that offer a luscious garden setting, mature trees and meandering pathways. Located across the street from Villa Park Community Center only three minutes away from Old Town Pasadena this Townhouse will not last!!
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.
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.
Charming two-story townhome, move-in ready! Cozy living room with open-concept dining area, and bright, updated kitchen. Kitchen features bay window and quartz countertops. Quaint, easy-maintenance front yard and private backyard, perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Half bathroom downstairs, full bathroom upstairs. Bedrooms upstairs, washer and dryer hookups inside. Gated entry to two-car garage with direct access to the home. Association pool. HOA is $325/ month and includes water, trash, insurance and community swimming pool. Prime location in Pasadena with easy access to schools, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and major freeways. Across from park.
Attention 1st time buyers! This single family is the perfect condo alternative and is conveniently located near Old Pasadena and The Playhouse District. Extensively remodeled in the last few years, this home offers newer interior and exterior paint, refinished original Oak and Pine flooring, a remodeled kitchen with tiled counters over wood cabinets and built-ins, separate laundry room, and a remodeled full bath with pedestal sink and tub with subway-tiled surround. The light-filled living room flows into the formal dining room w/built-in cabinetry. Two generous-sized bedrooms with a full bath complete the upstairs. Dual paned windows, plantation shutters, and good craftsmanship throughout. The rear yard area has a paver patio, new wood fence, and perimeter plantings. There is also California basement with outside access for additional storage. Don't miss this opportunity to buy a single-family home in a very convenient Pasadena location.
Cape Cod style townhome with freshly painted interior for a consistent, lightfeeling throughout home. Unit boasts new laminate flooring, new Hunter Douglas window shutters, powder room & closet on main floor, two car attached garage with direct access, laundry conveniently located in garage, vaulted ceiling inmaster bedroom, linen closet in upstairs hallway, central heating/cooling, and more. Two master suites have own full bathrooms. Living room offers a cozy fireplace, and kitchen has breakfast counter and garden window. Features include all new interior doors & hardware, new closet doors, and large private patio. HOA fee includes complex earthquake insurance. PRIME location with close proximity to Cal-Tech, Pasadena College, Metro Gold Line, restaurants, and freeways. This amazing, well-maintained, move-in ready townhome is a MUST SEE!
Gracious townhouse style condo has been extensively renovated in 2014 and is ready for the discerning buyer. Enter this classic and naturally bright condo and discover a living room with updated wood floors, recessed lighting, and direct access to the private patio. The tastefully remodeled kitchen features stone counters, stainless appliances, and tiled flooring. Updated bathrooms boasts new vanities, updated fixtures, and tile flooring. Bedrooms are spacious and bright with updated wood floors, recessed lighting and double closet.This amazing end unit boasts stellar mountain views and inside laundry. The complex boasts immaculate landscaping, a pool, a club house, and earthquake insurance. The condo is in the Acadia school district. Fantastic location is moments away from the Westfield Shopping Center and the restaurants and supermarkets on Baldwin Ave and Duarte Ave.
Beautiful condo in desirable lower Hastings Ranch on a lovely tree lined street. This top floor unit boasts a bright and open floor plan. Wonderfully large private covered balcony patio offers stunning views of the San Gabriel mountains. Lovely kitchen features updated stone counters, backsplash, faucet, sink, flooring, and dishwasher. Spacious living room boasts a grand stone fireplace. Dining area has new chandelier. Both bedrooms are expansive and inviting with generous closets. Master bathroom has an updated vanity, mirror, lighting, flooring, and toilet. This small 12 unit complex offers low HOA fees and a small storage closet in association storage room. The best of Pasadena is within easy reach - from restaurants to shopping and from parks to freeways.
Stunning modern condo with fantastic city views located in the heart of Pasadena's South Lake Business District. This sophisticated unit boasts a bright and open floor plan, high ceilings, beautiful granite fireplace, and a fantastic balcony with perfect views of the Corporate Center for an urban feel. The kitchen features granite counters, custom cabinetry, and breakfast bar. The bathroom is spacious with granite counters, storage, and a laundry closet. The bedroom is very generous with urban views and double closets. The unit is freshly carpeted and the dishwasher is only 6 months old. These are the original owners and only used it part time for no more than 5 years total since its purchase. The unit is amazing condition.The Pasadena Collection West building was built in 2004 and boasts concierge service, lush gardens, high speed internet connection, top of the line fitness center, spa, and gated subterranean parking. The perfect condo in the perfect location. Blocks from Macy's, Trader Joes, Laemmle Theaters, Smitty's Restaurant, and Target. This unit has everything!