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.
This single level, Mid-Century modern is the quintessential hillside property presenting mesmerizing, panoramic mountain, city, and golf course views. Located behind gates, it has been meticulously renovated and presents an incredible private and peaceful setting. Classic details include porte-cochere entry, sun-filled, open floor plan with soaring ceilings, Terrazzo flooring, walls of glass bringing the outdoors in.. Amazing indoor-outdoor living as the back of the house opens to a private yard, inviting pool, BBQ, and patios. This is a designer's impeccably designed home and offers unparalleled quality and elegance for the discerning buyer..
Tuscan masterpiece of craftsmanship and design this impeccable Estate is tucked away in the North Kinneloa Ranch gated community on a cul-de-sac. This impressive gem is situated on nearly an acre amid mature Redwoods, majestic Oaks, and more, creating your own secluded and private retreat. There is nearly 7,000 square feet of living space with generous sized rooms and all bedrooms are en-suite. Top of the line chef's kitchen with a large island, upscale modern appliances, walk-in pantry and abundant amenities for the gourmet chefs in the family. Rooms include a library (which could be a 5th bedroom), formal living room, formal dining room, family room, breakfast room, 2 huge TV/Game rooms and a large workshop off the over-sized 3-car garage. Many quality features.
Property located in the exclusive guard gated community of Anoakia Estates. Two story entryway, LR with fireplace and formal dining room. The kitchen is spacious with a center island and breakfast area that opens to rear yard and patio area. Family room with fireplace. The first floor has a bedroom suite and an office/library. Maid's and bath. Second floor has a large master with sitting room, fireplace, walk- in closet and built-ins. Master bath w/ spa tub and separate shower. Two additional bedroom suites and an additional room on the second floor. Spacious lot with a pool and spa, grassy play area, BBQ area, cover patio area with fireplace, cabana, and a separate game room with bathroom. 3 car garage, plus additional off street parking. Great property for entertaining. Convenient location. See private remarks.
This 1925 Spanish Colonial-style home was designed by noted architect J. Wilmer Hershey. The elegant home with sweeping views of the Rose Bowl and San Gabriel Mountains beyond has wonderful original details and old world charm. Beamed Ceilings, hardwood floors, arched doorways and elegant wrought iron details are just a few of the charming aspects of the home. The main level includes the living room with oversized windows, an office and a library. The dining room has French doors that open to a balcony overlooking the gardens below.The updated kitchen opens to a patio with fireplace and grilling station with bar. The terraced gardens include a grassy area with play yard and numerous patios. The home is located near The Rose Bowl, Brookside Golf Course, Aquatic Center and Old Pasadena.
Framed by aged oaks on desirable San Rafael Avenue, this contemporary home laces modern sophistication with historic Pasadena charm. A sense of grandeur welcomes all who enter: cathedral ceilings, an expansive living room, a commanding fireplace, and French doors that lead to a back terrace. Open to the living room, the kitchen offers Thermador stainless steel appliances. The ground floor master suite provides an easily accessible spa retreat. The library offers views of the lush front garden and includes a walk-in closet perfect for a 5th bedroom option. Three bedroom suites reside upstairs, one of which includes an additional living room. On over a half acre, surrounded by the greenery of iconic Pasadena Arroyo, the ample backyard offers versatility for gardening or adding a pool.
Inspired by renowned designer Jim Thompson's home in Bangkok, Thai house is an elegant adult home. Architect Bob Ray Offenhauser artfully sited the sophisticated residence on a South San Rafael knoll that serves to showcase the scale and style of its unique facade. The roof of terracotta fish-scale tiles with cast stone detailing and the custom stone window grilles create an exotic exterior preparing the visitor for the drama inside. Old railroad cobblestone granite pavers comprise a walkway to the entrance doors which open revealing a magical courtyard with swimming pool fountain and steps to the striking entry with lovely adjacent guest bath. The living room has a 34 foot ceiling with a gracefully carved 24 foot floating beam, impressive fireplace and generous windows...
Located in the prestigious 24-hour guard gated Whispering Pines Estate community, this custom-built gorgeous estate boasts nearly 6,800 square feet of premiere living space with spectacular city and mountain views. The impressive entrance accented with classic columns and leaded glass double doors open into a dramatic two-story foyer with stunning dual staircases. The grand scale public rooms include an elegant living room with fireplace, beautiful paneled library, guest powder room, a gracious family room with wet bar, fireplace and entertainment center. The formal dining room flows nicely into the newly updated gourmet kitchen boasts breakfast area, an oversized center island with prep sink, gleaming granite countertops, brand new appliances, custom cabinets and a separate wok kitchen.
The current owner has made several recent improvements including the addition of a second kitchen, new exterior lighting and tasteful repainting of the house in January 2015. The open and fluid floor plan is designed such that the breathtaking views are captured from every room. The gourmet kitchen has cherry wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The lower floor boasts a spacious high-ceilinged living room, large dining area, family/media room and breakfast nook, all designed to maximize enjoyment of the surrounding views. There is also a powder room, private guest suite, and ample storage. Upstairs are the master suite, two more bedrooms with shared bath, multiple balconies, adjacent office and library and built in wall to ceiling cabinetry. Outdoor amenities include a built-in barbeque, patio areas and an infinity edge salt water pool and spa. The garage space is 1400 square feet with room for multiple vehicles and a workshop.
Beautifully restored in 2011, a Charles F. Driscoll Craftsman Modern designed 1912 historic treasure located in the heart of the Oak Knoll / Langham area! This stately residence with a unique hilltop perspective was extensively renovated in 2011. The home offers privacy for a growing family or ideal for those who love to entertain. The exterior boasts the architectural design of the past with today's modern touch to freshen the exceptional and roomy interior with an expansive formal living and dining rooms. A modern open gourmet kitchen with custom imported cabinetry and an array of high-end European appliances. The family room offers access to garden and pool area with lots of light. Upstairs adorn six bedroom suites including a master suite with luxurious bath. One bedroom downstairs currently used as library/den. An entertainer's expansive and finished basement that can be used for a future movie theater and or wine cellar and games room. Renovated two bedroom guest house with its own legal address above the three car garage would be a perfect in-law suite or potential maids quarters or rental income apartment. Beautifully manicured landscaped grounds with saltwater pool, spa and loggia that further enhance the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.
Architectural Modern Estate under construction w/ anticipated completion fall of 2018. This spectacular estate offers stark sensual lines combined a cladding of wood, stone & sand immediately draw your senses.The home that will be built on this amazing site in Pasadena's Linda Vista is perhaps one of the most anticipated homes to come to the area in many years. This home captures it's soul from the past artist and architects that have made Pasadena's architectural provenance great. Created by a collaboration led by Thomas Lake Builder, inside of the home promises to be as visually exciting as the outside. The home will offer the latest smart home technology, energy efficiency & create a small ecological footprint. Perched on a knoll overlooking rose bowl area & San Gabriel mountains.
Private & secluded! Originally built for J.N. Van Patten by Marston and Van Pelt. Your first view of this impressive English Manor estate is as you pass through the iron gates up the long drive. Updated residence is situated on 1.67 acres overlooking Arroyo Seco with views. This residence features an impressive entrance hall, his/hers guest bathrooms, master suite with sitting room and four additional bedroom suites. Gracious living room with fireplace & library alcove, formal dining room, family room opening to rear terraces, and a state of the art kitchen with all appliances, built-in breakfast table & desk, center island, and butler's pantry. interior designed by Matthew White. Landscaped grounds include motorcourt, private playground, pool/spa, rear terrace with outdoor dining/BBQ.