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!!
Warm, character rich Spanish Revival home (circa 1931) on a beautiful tree lined street in NE Pasadena. The property has been lovingly maintained and updated, while remaining sensitive to the original design. Incredible gardens greet you as you approach the courtyard entrance. (Tenabe Design). The home was built by Harvey Hincks. (Superintendent of Construction of Pasadena's beloved City Hall. Also one of the designers of the Arroyo Seco Parkway). Gorgeous magnasite floors greet you in the foyer. Original hand painted beams and ceilings grace the dining room and breakfast room. Hardwood floors, stained glass windows, and french doors round out the intact vintage details. Noted architect Doug Ewing made smart updates to the home,including a family room, and a spa like master bath,that accesses it's own large balcony with mountain views. There are 4 bedrooms. (one downstairs). One of the upstairs features a captivating sleeping alcove. Sure to be one of the kid's favorite spot. The kitchen features rich cabinetry, beautiful counters and stainless steel appliances. Intelligent upgrades include dual zone a/c, updated plumbing and electric, custom garage door, and foundation bolting, bringing this classic into the 21st century.
Discover this charmer in Southwest Pasadena on a highly desirable street! It is a fabulous Bungalow/Cape Cod style home with delightful curb appeal, a true Pasadena classic on the sought after 'upper' section of Bradford Street! The home provides a lovely condo alternative with a covered brick back patio, a lovely flowing water feature, beautiful plantings in the raised flower beds and lovely illuminated exterior landscaping. The interior offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hardwood floors, built in speakers inside and out, a remodeled kitchen with a center island, granite counters and high end Thermador, Viking and Miele appliances. The paned windows and vaulted ceilings add beautiful architectural detail, light and lovely vistas out every window. A second story Master Suite provides privacy and lovely views. All the details are just plain Yummy!
One of Pasadenaa(tm)s historic gems, designed by prolific architect, G. Lawrence Stimson, and situated in one of the finest neighborhoods. This family has lived here since 1969 and have been excellent guardians of this lovely home. This single level craftsman has prominent wood details throughout the home to accent the integrity of design. The original light fixtures, hardware and glasswork are prevalent. Living room with large fireplace, dining room with beautiful wood paneling and built-in buffet, kitchen with generous counters opens to the deck and spacious backyard, library/den with second ornamental fireplace, four gracious bedrooms, three bathrooms (2 full, 1/2, one 1/4). Laundry room adjacent to kitchen. Garage converted (easy to switch back) to auxiliary room with bath facilities. Completed by previous owner without any record of permits.A most magnificent example of Stimson's style with few modifications.
Tucked away on a peaceful cul-de-sac in the prestigious San Rafael area of Pasadena, this 3BR, 2 BA single level mid-century home has been enjoyed by its present owners for over two decades and now awaits a buyer with his/her own vision for the property. Opportunity abounds on this over 15,000 sqft parcel which backs up to San Remo Rd. The easy flowing floor plan includes a centrally located eat-in kitchen, adjacent laundry room, master bedroom with private bath and access to backyard, 2 additional bedrooms and 1 extra bath.Charming as it is or ready to realize its further potential
Set against a backdrop of stunning character homes in the prestigious San Rafael neighborhood,this classic and elegant 1945 traditional is a perfect complement to its impressive surroundings.And if the curb appeal is a showstopper,the floorplan w great indoor/outdoor flow,ideal for large scale and intimate gatherings, does not disappoint.The handsome living rm,boasting hardwood floors,sleek fireplace,& built-ins,opens to the formal dining room.With sliding glass doors that beckon to the stylish deck,you'll overlook a secluded backyard getaway bordered w fruit trees.Your family & guests are sure to gravitate toward the spacious and bright cook's kitchen w impressively high vaulted ceilings,caesarstone countertops,& breakfast area adjacent to the cozy,window-rimmed family rm.The gorgeous,transom illuminated master suite,boasting a spa quality bath & walk-in closet,is ideally distanced from the additional 3 bedrooms & 2 stylish baths.The real surprise is the ample downstairs w an inspiring creative workshop space,a bright office w its own bathroom & private entrance,& storage galore.Ideally located just blocks from the Rose Bowl,highly acclaimed San Rafael Elementary School,San Rafael Park,eateries,Eagle Rock & Old Town,the location,size&style cannot be beat
Fabulous Mid Century Ranch. Built in 1952, this treasure is an original masterpiece. Located in the Kinneloa Mesa area of Pasadena, the home sits on close to an acre of flat land. The park like property includes a pool, surrounded with expansive peaceful grassy areas. The home, traditional to the style, is enhanced with large picture windows on both sides of house creating a unending feeling of your own park. The back of the house has a large covered patio that runs close to the length of the house. All the bedrooms and hallway have hardwood floors, the den is a parquet and the kitchen is linoleum. The living room and den share a 2 sided fireplace. The large kitchen has an eating area and a separate laundry room with a half bath. This oversized lot could house a tennis court and is also zoned for horses. This is a quiet piece of paradise.
Don't miss seeing this gorgeous Colonial Revival, set in the San Rafael neighborhood, on the market for the first time in 8 years! California's indoor/outdoor lifestyle is fully on display, along w/ the elegance & flowing floor plan that make for ease of living. Room for everyone w/ one bedroom (currently used as a study) & bath downstairs, & 4 more bedrooms w/ 2 baths upstairs. The Chef's Kitchen is open & welcoming w/ French doors to the rear yards. The Formal Dining room enjoys the same views as does the Living Room which boasts travertine flooring & a cozy fireplace. Light & bright throughout, there is great separation of entertaining & private spaces. The Master Retreat features a walk in closet, custom moldings & the perfect balcony from which to enjoy both the garden & treetop views along with your morning espresso. The gardens & outdoor entertaining areas are just lovely; French in feel- various areas for alfresco dining galore w/ a tranquil fountain to enhance those times spent outside. Remodeled w/ upgrades thruout, the beauty is in the details: custom window treatments & moldings. Location is everything & this area of Pasadena has it all: shops, restaurants & cafes, along w/ easy freeway access. Come visit & enjoy this beauty
Situated on Millionaire's Row, this luxury townhome offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 2,760 sq. ft (approx.) in a rear corner location. With walls of windows that offers abundant light overlooking a huge, private 1,400 sq. ft. (approx.) ground floor patio with direct access to the pool and spa, this unit is both private and serene. There are only 7 other homes in this complex, and this unit went through extensive high-end upgrades and remodeling just a few years ago. The interior boasts an open floorplan that is desirable and highlights include an upgraded gourmet chef's kitchen with breakfast nook; a living room, dining room, and family room with fireplaces; an en suite master retreat with fireplace, walk-in closets; and inside laundry room with sink. Relax in the huge outdoor patio that has been custom designed with a fireplace, water fountain, lush landscaping, and modern hardscape features. Upgraded wiring throughout and on patio. In a secured, gated building, this unit includes 3 deeded parking spots, guest parking, as well as a convenient 205 sq. ft. (approx.) storage room. Homeowner's association dues include all exterior maintenance and earthquake insurance.
Welcome to this beautiful, bright, and spacious 4 bedroom home located in the San Rafael area of Pasadena. Walk in through the newly tiled entrance and enjoy the hardwood floors and recessed lighting that extends throughout the home. The kitchen has been remodeled with venting systems and hanging lights, as well as a replaced stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and beverage cooler. Off the kitchen is an eating area/family room for comfortable living. The generous living room offers a fireplace and sliding doors which lead to the backyard. All bedrooms are upstairs with newer carpets. Enter through the huge master bedroom and find that the bathroom has been completely remodeled with a new shower, bath tub, vanity mirrors, flooring, and toilet. There is also a walk-in closet in the master bedroom with a custom made closet organizer. The house also offers a second master suite with its own bathroom which is perfect for guests. Besides the four bedrooms, there is a separate office as well. All the bathrooms are newly tiled as well. There are installed Nest fire/carbon dioxide alarms and Nest thermostats throughout the home with a new furnace and 2 new air conditioning units as well. All the remodeling was done by the seller less than 3 years ago.
Built in 1924 this handsome Spanish Revival is located in the sought-after Caltech neighborhood. Featuring a commanding triple-arched window, red tile roof, decorative vents, stucco walls, and relief and beams ornamentation all classic exterior designs. An over-sized oak door with beveled glass windows opens to a spacious living room with original hardwood flooring, Batchelder tile fireplace, and soaring ceiling. The living room is flanked on each side by the formal dining room and charming office, both with glass pocket doors. A spacious eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms, three baths, and sun-room complete this very special single-story house.
Located in the coveted Oak Knoll neighborhood, this four bedroom, four bathroom single story California Ranch home has been loved and cared for by the same family for over 30 years. In addition to many system upgrades, the home features newer Brazilian Hickory floors, slate floors and carpeting. A welcoming entry leads into a step up formal living room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling. The living room flows into the formal dining room with wet bar. The heart of the home is the updated light filled kitchen with breakfast area that opens to the large family room with fireplace. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry room, two car attached garage and carport. A common hallway leads to a bedroom suite, two bedrooms that share a full bathroom and the master suite. The master suite features a fireplace, walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings, and French doors to the backyard. The sprawling lot has drought tolerant landscaping, fruit trees and vegetable garden.
Manicured grounds and elegant style set this complex apart. Located steps from the Valley Hunt Club in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Pasadena. This unit is located in the SW corner of the complex -- far from the street. There are only 16 units in this elite complex.The main entry leads to a dramatic foyer with high ceilings. Doors lead out to the beautiful garden patios from the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. Perfect for 'downsizing' in style or for anyone with mobility challenges. The living & dining rooms are very spacious and there is a separate bar for entertaining. Two large bedrooms with walk-in closets PLUS a third room that could be used as an extra-large bedroom, den or study - with a 3/4 bath just across the hall. This ground level unit has an elevator outside the front door that leads to the secure parking structure with 3 assigned spaces and a very large assigned storage room. Add your personal touches to make this property one of the finest on Millionaires Row!