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!
The original 1884 Yocum Ranch house exists today , carefully restored and upgraded . A seamless and elegant expansion was recently designed and completed by Monica Brina. The newer addition features ten foot ceiling height , oversized French doors , elegant moldings , fireplace , hardwood floors and 4 bedrooms. Including a sumptuous first floor master suite , complete with spacious marble bath and dual walk-in closets. Master suite and family room access the patio and manicured grounds . The home now features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths . Beyond the yard is a full guest house over the three car garage. A wonderful place to call home.Additional Features : Year built = 1884 / 2010Assessor's Square footage = 3396. Guest House = 740 sq. ft. taped
Amazing Mid-Century Modern, located in Pasadena's most desirable Oak Knoll Area located merely steps away from the prestigious 5-Star Langham Hotel. This exquisitely updated & expanded masterpiece is tucked high above the street & offers an amazing floor plan including a 1,000+ Square Foot great room with sliding doors that fully open to the back yard. This spacious light and bright home offers a incredible Master Suite with a dramatic fireplace and amazing vaulted cathedral ceilings. You will not want to miss this once in a life time opportunity !
****$100,000 Price Reduction**** Situated in the heart of Pasadena's San Rafael neighborhood, this dramatic home has been meticulously updated. The main house features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, and a beautiful dining room. the home also features a separate office or studio with a bathroom that opens to the pool area. Among the features are two fireplaces and a family room with french doors that open up to a back patio. the manicured grounds include a spa with waterfall and an amazing cabana with built in refrigerator, barbecue, heaters and a wet bar. Truly resort-like living at its best !
Designed by Emile Gabbay, A.I.A. Beverly Hills, this spectacular El Mirador Ranch estate embodies the charm of a Mediterranean villa, with the excitement of modern architecture. The floor plan flows from room to room and takes advantage of the beautiful mountain views. It was built to accommodate an art collection with niches and shelves, and halogen lights for accents. It was possible to display large scaled pieces in several strategic locations. The home consists of approximately 5,800 sq. ft. with over 2,500 sq. ft. of terraces suitable for dining and entertaining. It has 14 rooms plus 4.5 bathrooms and a three car garage surrounded by thick stuck walls. The entry features 8' double bronze doors open to grand 18' high vaulted foyer. Downstairs there is a 20 x 27 living room, large formal dining room, library, office or computer room, family room, large gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, maid's quarters and a three car garage.
Captivating and mesmerizing views of the valley, the majestic mountains and toward the Rose Bowl from nearly every room of this custom built home. This lovely Tudor home is located at the top of a private drive and features spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings, carved fireplace mantel in living room, kitchen with granite countertops, double ovens, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar & cozy breakfast area. The family room is open to the kitchen/breakfast room, offers a brick fireplace & opens to the patio/yard. The master retreat offers a 2-sided fireplace, his & hers vanities, oversized-shower & luxurious soaking tub with tranquil views. Every bedroom is en suite. Upstairs is a huge media/game room and the office/library has built-in bookshelves. There is a 3-car, direct access garage.
Designed by notable architect Charles W. Buchanan in 1905, it showcases how to make modern upgrades while protecting architectural integrity, earning the home Californias prestigious Build It Green certification. Original features include hardwood floors and windows providing ample natural light. Spacious layout includes redesigned kitchen, restored front porch, elevated deck, music speakers throughout the house and wiring for smart home/security needs. Extensive updates include an 8kw PV system covering the homes energy needs, new electrical and plumbing, whole-house water purification system, Energy Star appliances, zero-VOC paint, HEPA air filter and grey water incorporated into landscape. Conveniently close to Arroyo Seco walking paths, Rose Bowl, Old Town Pasadena and Rose Parade.
Nestled on a magnificent park-like setting in the prestigious Oak Knoll neighborhood, this stunning home is steps from trendy Lake Avenue. The epitome of sophistication & timeless charm, this exceptional French Regency, built by Norwood & DeLonge, is framed by majestic oak trees & perfectly-manicured gardens. Towering hedges and a gated front courtyard clad with ivy & white roses lend an air of mystery. Step through double doors & the magic unfolds, mesmerizing one with its enchanting Zen-like beauty. A formal entry opens into an amazing step-down great room with high ceilings, ebony-stained floors, limestone fireplace & a wall of glass doors that captures glorious garden views framed by mature trees, creating a seamless California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A remodeled kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances, three luxurious BR suites with lush views, including a sumptuous master suite with fireplace, walk-in closet & doors to a courtyard, four lavish BAs & a spacious FR complete this magical retreat. Glass doors open to a breathtaking backyard with multiple dreamy niches for outdoor enjoyment & entertaining. Sip cocktails, play bocce ball, cook on the pizza oven & relax by two fireplaces, the possibilities are endless! Paradise found!
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.
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 designers 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 chefs 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.
Framed by aged oaks on desirable San Rafael Avenue, this newly built home with blueprints laces modern craftsman 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 Arroyo, the ample backyard offers versatility for gardening or adding a pool.
A beautiful Monterey Colonial designed by architect William McCay and landscape architect Fred Barlow Jr. This residence is situated on over 1/2 acre of private 'park-like' grounds with views of San Gabriel Mountains and Colorado Street Bridge. It's conveniently located within close proximity to Old Town and the Rose Bowl.This 6 bedroom, 5 bath + powder room home is perfectly suited for family living. From the more formal spaces such as: living room with fireplace and built in cabinets and elegant formal dining room with wood carved doors and crown molding; to the more informal gathering spaces such as: large entertainment room with vaulted beamed ceilings, custom built-in bar and glass paneled French doors opening to rear yard and light-filled country kitchen which provides the cornerstone for the breakfast room and the casual seating area with brick fireplace.What truly distinguishes this property is the landscaped front and rear grounds and how the house it sited, to provide the best use of the land. Sited and designed by landscape architect Fred Barlow Jr, the outdoor spaces perfectly complement the main structure. The brick bordered walkway defines the spaces of the large grassy area, specimen trees and plants and leads to pool with cabana.