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.
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.
This 1941 Traditional Ranch style home is truly one of a kind. The floor-plan provides a stately feel with its generously sized rooms and flow. In terms of what this home has to offer - it is anything but traditional located here in the city of Pasadena. The verdant landscape is most compelling. On over more than half an acre is a haven tucked away in the middle of a lovely and coveted neighborhood. Complete with pool, cabana, fire-pit, working vegetable garden, succulent garden with fountain, flower garden with fountain, chicken coup with three hens,horseshoe-pit,and much more to enjoy with family and friends for years to come. Enjoy outdoor dining with mountain views year round. Also a studio guesthouse with private entrance. Pride of ownership is immediately apparent as you step into the formal entry. The kitchen was recently remodeled with Geo-Stone counters. Professional range and sub-zero refrigerator. Four bedrooms on the east side of the house and one on the west side. Single-level with formal living room, dining room and family room centrally located. New electrical and copper plumbing throughout. Good to know that this home has occasionally been sought after by the film industry. This beautiful home will no doubt capture your heart.
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.
Exquisite New Architectural Homes in Pasadena. A lovely new community is emerging in Southeast. Pasadena, surrounded by magnificent preserved oak and deodar cedar trees. Built in 3 phases, the sixty Mediterranean-inspired homes of Town & Country will embody the luxurious California lifestyle.Within, warmly elegant interiors are filled with dappled sunlight. Broad arched windows and French doors look out on leafy, picturesque courtyards. Old World details add subtle visual richness, softly accented by recessed lighting. European style kitchens are appointed with stainless steel appliances. Each home features double-paned windows, quality doors, multi-zone AC, and optical fiber by AT&T. Here, youre amid the best of Pasadena, moments from The Shops at Lake Ave.
VILLAS AT THE AMBASSADOR GARDENS is Set Amidst The More Than A Century Old Historic Ambassador Gardens and Is A Prestigious, Signature Address Right In The Heart Of Old Town Pasadena. Enhanced By Superb Contemporary Mediterranean Architecture By Renowned Beverly Hills Developer, ETCO Homes. Residents Are Immersed In Dramatic Open-Concept Livability That Encompasses 18 Brand New Townhomes Approximately 2904 to 3717 Square Feet Of Luxury, With No Details Overlooked and The Finest Materials And Craftsmanship Employed. Anticipated Move-Ins are early 2018.
This elegant Dutch Colonial Revival style home is located on a tree-lined street in the Madison Heights neighborhood of Pasadena. The gracious public rooms are generously sized and perfect for entertaining. The original details of the home include hardwood floors, leaded glass front cabinets and pocket doors, an abundance of custom wainscoting and a Batchelder Tile front fireplace. The updated kitchen includes custom cabinetry, granite counters and Thermador appliances. There is also a den, garden room and an office with bath located on the first level. Upstairs has 5 bedrooms and two baths, including the master suite with updated bath. The home is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and only minutes away to the 110, 210 and 134 Freeways.
Incredibly beautiful single story condominium in prestigious S. Orange Grove location offering the best of everything. The Grove at Ambassador Gardens was constructed in 2015 with Spanish Colonial style and attention to quality and detail. High ceilings and numerous tall windows and French doors give an expansive, sunny feeling to living room, dining room and kitchen which open to and flow to each other. Gourmet kitchen features quartz counter tops, pieced marble back splash, stainless steel appliances including Wolf six-burner plus griddle range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Asko dishwasher. Sunny breakfast area plus seating at the island. Fireplace and patio are enjoyed from living room and den/office. Spacious guest bath and two closets off entry hall. Gorgeous master retreat has its own patio and full bath with quality finishes and large walk-in closet. Second bedroom suite for guests. Very large laundry room has storage and closet. Expansive private garage has room to park 4-6 cars. This superior location has gorgeous grounds and setting, plus is minutes away from Old Town shopping and restaurants, the Paseo, DTLA and the best of southern California living.
Set in the tranquil setting of The Grove at Ambassador Gardens, this ground floor unit provides a truly distinguished and profound living experience. So much so, the development has received national recognition for its historical and distinguished design. On entering, the living space offers an open living room, dining and kitchen floorplan. A dual sided fireplace compliments the living room and separate den. The gourmet kitchen offers granite countertops, decorative backsplash and high quality appliances. Through the hallway leading to the bedrooms, you will find a powder room and separate laundry room. Spacious master bedroom has its own patio, walk-in closet and sumptuous bathroom. The second bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom. A separate four car garage is located in the secured parking area.
VALUE VALUE VALUE. This is a unique opportunity to own a part of the Landmark District along the historic South Orange Grove's Millionaire's Row, across from the prestigious Tournament of Roses. This Dutch Colonial Revival showcases the wonderful old Pasadena architectural characteristics. Classic features include hardwood floors, period moldings, generous-sized formal rooms, and the opportunity to really make it your own with some renovation. Expansive rear garden with pool and koi pond on~one of the largest lots on the whole block.This residence is in the National Register of Historic Places, and as such features a property tax discount of 40% - CHEAP PROPERTY TAXES. The home was featured on television & Los Angeles Times on December 2003. Enjoy front row seats to the Rose Parade from your front yard or host a Rose Parade get together in the convenience of your own home. Easy access to the 110, 134 and 210 freeways, Old Town Pasadena, Gold Line, Rose Bowl & Paseo Colorado.
Beautiful Mediterranean Estate home located in Pasadena with San Marino Schools. Professionally landscaped front yard with enchanting courtyard. Grand entry with two story ceilings and arched entrances. Grandiose living room/dining area with abundance of French doors, high ceilings and fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and huge island is open to the spacious family room with views of the rear grounds. Lower level is complete with office, en-suite bedroom and direct access to a large two car garage. Upper level offers a master suite, two en-suite bedrooms, den and laundry room. Sprawling Master Retreat is accented by a charming sitting room, luxurious spa-like bath, generous custom closet, fireplace and over-sized windows overlooking the yard. Extensive backyard affords the opportunity to create an oasis retreat filled with endless possibilities and encompassed by impressive mature trees.
This stunning home located in Pasadena?s desirable Madison Heights neighborhood has been completely renovated and updated with meticulous attention to detail! Upon entry you are welcomed with an abundance of natural light, hardwood floors that flow throughout the main level and a beautiful formal living room with a statement fireplace that ties it all together. Down the hall and to your left the elegant dining room is located near the expansive gourmet kitchen. The kitchen boasts new stainless steel appliances, custom quartz counter tops, soft close drawers and an abundance of cabinetry. Adjacent to the kitchen you will notice the functional open floor plan with an over-sized family room and additional seating\conversation area, this spacious layout is ideal for all your entertaining needs! The main level also accommodates two guest bedrooms, a full bathroom and private laundry room. The second level you will find two more guest bedrooms and your master suite. The master, complete with a walk in closet, master bathroom with a large soaking tub and spacious shower with a dual vanity. A reading nook and private master balcony make this room the perfect get away from the daily grind. This home is situated on a 11,881/sqft flat lot with plenty of mature lands