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.
NEW HOMES. 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. Includes Caesarstone Countertops Throughout, SS Appliance Package, Hardwood and Porcelain Tile Flooring, en-Suite Elevator, 2-Car Garage. Anticipated Move-Ins Slated For 2018.
Personifying pride-of-ownership throughout, this meticulously maintained 3BD, 3BA home is located on one of SW Pasadena's most sought after streets. Boasting over 3,400 feet of interior space (footage does not incl the outdoor covered deck w/built-in BBQ, refrigerator and sink), this casually elegant home is a wonderful light and bright 3-story floor plan. The main floor features a formal dining rm with crown molding, a beautifully appointed living rm w/a vaulted ceiling, a brick-faced fpl and a lrg and elegant leaded/beveled front window, a library or 4th BD with adjoining full bath, a kit w/ center island and balcony that offers tree-top views and afternoon breezes and a lrg family rm with a wet bar and French doors to the outside deck or summer family rm. The master suite w/ a vaulted ceiling, offers a lrg walk-in closet w/ built-ins, a spacious bath w/ double sinks and a sep tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms and a 3/4 bath complete the upper floor. The lower level of the home, easily accessed from the family rm, features an amazing game rm and a lrg private office with sep entrance. A lovely pool, spa manicured gardens and a 2-car garage w/ direct entrance to the lower level complete this magnificent and unassuming turn-key treasure.
Tucked away on a private road in the Exclusive Kinneloa Estates Area lies this Captivating Mid Century with an open floor plan and Breathtaking Views .The spacious entryway welcomes you as you enter foyer opening into the living room , Dining Area and Kitchenwith 180 Degree views over looking the San Gabriel Valley .This Single level home features a bright large Chefs Gourmet Kitchen with all new Thermador Appliances enjoy an oversized center island with an adjacent open area dining room perfect for large gatherings .Living room features Mid Century inspired wall to wall Glass along with a floor to ceiling Stone fireplace .Three bedrooms all with stunning views .the first bedroom offers wall to wall closets along with canyon and city views .Bedroom number 2 offers wall to wall closet along with a stone fireplace which can easily be used as a den or a home office .Master bedroom has a large walk in closet , master bath with his and her vanity area , a plunge tub and a walk in shower .the Backyard has zen like majestic feel with multilevel patio space , grassy area, citrus grove , mature landscaping and sun deck perfect for entertaining.
Situated in a quiet Cul-de-sac, this immaculately maintained and upgraded Mursol built home is South-facing and is filled with beautiful natural light throughout. Upon entry, guests are welcomed into a foyer with a sweeping two-story ceiling adorned with marble floors and a grand chandelier. The formal living and dining areas flow comfortably into the kitchen adorned with high quality Miele stainless steel appliances (oven/steam oven, dishwasher, range top) and built-in refrigerator. Enjoy the picturesque view of the backyard through the beautiful French doors adorning the family room creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living area for a quiet afternoon read or an alfresco dinner gathering amongst family and friends. This fantastic floor plan includes a palatial guest bedroom suite on the main floor complete with a sitting area and tucked away in a quiet corner of the home for added privacy. Ascending up the beautiful staircase, there are 3 spacious bedrooms and a master suite that is sure to offer all the comforts, ample closet and storage space for your family. This ideal neighborhood is within minutes to award winning Arcadia schools, Santa Anita Golf Course, Westfield Santa Anita Mall, and The Methodist Hospital.
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! $300k PRICE DROP! A private gated road leads to a big family home on a very rare large 40,259 sq ft lot. The pool/spa are in the center of a big fun back patio area with a pool bath house & a cool cabana for BBQ dining. The kitchen opens into the big family room & sliding doors opening to a covered patio next to the pool & cabana. A wet bar in the family room has a countertop big enough for 5 bar stools. The master bed has total privacy with views of the pool & lush green backyard. Big windows & doors, recessed lights, wood & carpet flooring are throughout. A 250 SF stand alone hobby, gym, or storage structure is next to the house. Big beautiful oak trees fill the back lot with a certain grace & give it a majestic park like feel. Sometimes I find peace staring in wonder at their elegance & shape. At night the secure backyard lights up with big lights for those long fun summer evenings with the kids. Per codes house can be built to 9000 SF & 1200 SF guest house.
Cornelia B. Speer commissioned the renowned architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey to build a winter residence in The Arroyo Terrace neighborhood on the banks of the Arroyo Seco. David M. Renton was the builder and this wonderful home was completed in 1904. The property is included in Gebhard and Winter's book on Los Angeles Architecture as a good example of early Dutch Colonial Revival. This very special property also enjoys Mills Act Status, with tremendous property tax savings. Hardwood floors, oversized windows and French doors are just a few of the home's wonderful details. The home has been extensively updated with all the modern conveniences including central air conditioning, kitchen with granite counters, generously sized center island and Viking appliances. There are four bedrooms, including two master suites on the second level. There is a fifth bedroom with bath located on the first level, as well as, a finished attic and basement. There is also a studio with bath.
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 luxurious Mediterranean estate w/ San Marino Schools was built in 2011 w/ the finest materials and top quality finishes. It boasts 5 bedroom suites, 5.5BA, and an executive library on a 19,419 SF lot. There is 1 bedroom suite downstairs, along w/ the library, living room, family room, powder bathroom, breakfast nook, and state-of-the-art kitchen w/ professional stainless steel appliances. Up the newly carpeted grand staircase, there are 3 bedroom suites w/ their own well-appointed bathroom and spacious closet, laundry room, and a luxurious Master suite w/ a roomy retreat, fireplace, and large bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, double sinks, and huge walk-in closet. There is also a beautiful courtyard by the entry, dual-zoned central A/C and heat, and a 3-car attached garage.This stunning home is ideal for luxurious living and entertaining all year round!
This character rich Monterey Colonial home is located in the much sought after San Rafael area of Pasadena. Large, comfortable public rooms with an abundance of sunlight showcase French doors leading to patios and allows for a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The first floor design includes an awe-inspiring living room with French doors opening to a large front patio, perfect for entertaining or relaxing, a den/office, a light filled family room which features a wall of built-ins and two sets of French doors opening to the tranquil brick back patio and pool area. One of the highlights of the first floor is the beautiful and peaceful library, featuring a handsome and regal fireplace. The updated kitchen includes marble counter tops and eat-in area that leads thru French doors to the back patio eating area. The guest room and bath plus laundry room complete the first floor of the home. . Upstairs is the lovely master bedroom which opens to a balcony that stretches the length of the house. Three additional bedrooms and two baths complete the upstairs. This home and it's beautiful and functional yard exemplifies California living and validates the fact that this is truly a Pasadena jewel. The home feels private, even as the city is close at hand.
Elegant and bright in a wonderful location! Natural light flows through this spacious home with mountain and valley views. Surrounded by mature trees and very private, it is nestled on a quiet and prestigious street in Linda Vista. A marble tiled entrance leads to an airy living room with a fireplace and double volume ceiling. On the left is an office/library/den, with a private entrance from the driveway, useful if you work from home. A few steps take you to a sun-splashed dining room with a soaring ceiling, beautifully shaped clerestory windows and a breathtaking view across the pool, palms, and gazebo to the mountains. The kitchen has granite counters, a sub-zero fridge, and a sunny eating area leading to a comfortable family room with a TV nook, fireplace and bar. Also on this floor are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry leading to the 3 car garage. Upstairs are three generous bedroom suites, each with their own full bath. The gorgeous master suite offers a fireplace, bay window, wonderful 180 degree views, large walk-in closet, and an expansive master bathroom. Poolside, there are many lovely spots for tables and chairs and a perfect view of the July 4 fireworks. HOA fee - $1000 per year.
This handsome four bedroom 1925 Mediterranean located on one of the most picturesque streets in the Caltech area. It offers charm, character as well as a fabulous remodeled kitchen that opens to an inner courtyard and a lush spacious backyard. Three bedrooms up, with enclosed sun room & office. Formal living & dining rooms, den, breakfast area, an en-suite bedroom with bath and powder room complete the main level. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, French doors, fireplace in living room and in the inner courtyard are a few of the many sought after amenities.
Beautiful South-Facing Newly Remodeled Estate located in the most desirable area of Arcadia within walking distance to all Schools, Shopping Malls, and Golf-Course. This impressive estate of 3790 sqft. consists of 4 bedrooms and 5 baths plus a 543 sqft attached Enclosed Sunroom. Recently remodeled in 2014 with great care and attention to detail. New roof, copper plumbing, hardwood floors, marble floors, electrical wiring, dual zoned A/C, tankless water heater, dual glazed windows, built-in whole surround sound ceiling speakers, security gate, video cameras, and sprinkler systems. Dream island kitchen with custom built-in cabinets, new granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. Downstairs bonus features an office or library. Large back yard with many potential. Must come and see!