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!!
Breathtaking gated trophy estate on a private, flat 50,369 sq.ft. north/south facing lot in The Oaks, has a modern floor plan with downstairs master suite, guest house with full kitchen and fireplace, north/south facing lighted tennis court and elegant pool/spa. Imposing automatic gates welcome you onto the circular driveway accented with koi pond. Two-story grand entry with curved staircase and reception area immediately impresses. To the right is the elegant office/library with fireplace, custom built-ins and leaded glass windows with serene views of the mature grounds. The formal living room w/ 25ft barrel ceiling, second story overlook and elegant rotonda is perfect for entertaining. Downstairs master bedroom suite w/ fireplace, 2 sitting areas,marble bathroom w/ two vanities, separate tub/shower and immense master closet. Chef's kitchen with marble counters contains high-end stainless appliances, center island w/ vegetable sink, two ranges, two sets of double ovens, 2 dishwashers and breakfast area with w/ floor to ceiling windows. The spacious family room with 6ft+ tall fireplace and sunken wet bar, immense dining room, elegant powder room and maid's/guest quarters with adjacent bath complete the first level. Upstairs has three oversized bedroo
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 Pasadenas Linda Vista is perhaps one of the most anticipated homes to come to the area in many years. This home captures its soul from the past artist and architects that have made Pasadenas 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.Architectural Modern Estate under construction with anticipated completion at the end of 2018. Potential to be purchased now and select some of your own finishes.This spectacular estate offers street to street access, & situated on a 28,008 sq.ft. lot. The property is perched on a knoll overlooking rose bowl area and San Gabriel mountains.Dramatic entrance with walls of glass and gorgeous materials leading through courtyard into living area.Generous public rooms ,open great room,
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 butlers pantry. interior designed by Matthew White. Landscaped grounds include motorcourt, private playground, pool/spa, rear terrace with outdoor dining/BBQ.
Exquisite Classical design, high-end, quality construction, Superior craftsmanship, and best in possible LOCATION makes 1234 Hillcrest Avenue a true find in today's market.Originally designed by renowned architect, Myron Hunt, this estate has just completed a 3-year expansion and restoration resulting in an Old World character coupled with the new desired by today's sophisticated buyer. This home is truly a Trophy property. Located near the Langham and one of our areas finest private schools, Polytechnic, this Estate offers 5 bedrooms,7 baths, gracious formal rooms, a library,and an entertainment/media room. The living room, formal dining room,and kitchen lead to an expansive veranda,the perfect entertainment space for larger groups. The true Chef's kitchen offers Calcutta Marble countertops over custom wood cabinetry, and includes a Wolfe 6-burner Range, Sub-Zero French door refrigerator/freezer, Asko dishwasher, Wolfe microwave drawer with Subzero wine refrigerator. An intimate family room flows from the generous sized kitchen.Quality features include double crown moldings,custom made new French doors, hardwood flooring, Carrera Marble baths,& high-end fixtures and hardware throughout the home.Truly a very special property ready for immediate occupancy!
Hidden on a secluded and private 1.7+ Acre lot, this impressive gated English Tudor Revival Estate is located in the prestigious Langham neighborhood of Pasadena. Designed and built in 1915 by the renowned firm of Hudson & Munsell. The grand wood paneled entry gives you a first glimpse of the exquisite materials and design details used throughout this stately residence. Four fireplaces, hardwood floors, original tile, wood paneling, French doors, original wood windows. Updated kitchen, refurbished bathrooms. Immense grounds with rolling lawns and mature landscaping.
This 2015 remodeled English Tudor Estate has been a Pasadena Showcase House of Design in 2015 and 1993, close to the prestigious Langham Hotel. Sophisticated elegance & beautiful detailing throughout. Through the entry gates and well-manicured gardens this stunning home includes a spectacular entry hall, grand living room with fireplace, formal dining room & remodeled kitchen. The exterior entertaining area includes an outdoor kitchen area with BBQ & pizza oven, a covered patio, pool, spa & pool house all on exquisite grounds. Separate 2-bedroom guest quarters with kitchen, living room & family room.
The prestigious Barker Home is the epitome of timeless elegance. Twice honored by the Pasadena Showcase House, in 2000 and 2013, it has been updated by industry leaders to show unyielding quality, highlight the finest materials, and create an unforgettable home. This Monterey Colonial Masterpiece and iconic landmark estate was designed by renowned architect Roland Coate and built by Philip Pomeroy. Situated on one of the largest flat lots in Arcadias coveted Upper Rancho area at 1.81-acres.You are welcomed into the estate with a charming stream and cobble stone driveway leading you into an enchanting foyer with vaulted designed ceilings. This entry leads you to explore the exceptional floor plan and grand rooms that are filled with natural light and comfort.On the first level you will find a wood paneled Library with fireplace which sits adjacent to the lovely Living Room that overlooks the park-like grounds through broad curved windows. A spacious Family room, with bar and multiple seating areas, is the perfect place for warm gatherings with elegant French doors leading to the lush backyard. A sophisticated formal Dining Room with fireplace connects to the state of the art and well-appointed Chef's Kitchen, complete with breakfast nook and butler's pantr
A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a World Class estate. One of a kind property, a Mediterranean European villa with spectacular views of the city, making it a private paradise. A magnificent entry with dramatic high ceilings. The main house is surrounded with beautiful grounds, a sparkling outdoor salt water swimming pool and spa with waterfalls as well as many areas for large scale entertaining. In addition to the Main House, there is a complete 2 bedroom and 1.75 bath Guest House and a basement which is used as a gym and game room. The property is sold in AS IS condition. Owner is a real estate California broker.
Designed by the prestigious firm of Marston & Van Pelt with Palladianism in mind, Arden Villa is one of those grand estates that is all at once infamous & private. Cloistered behind massive gates, which open to 100 yard tree-lined driveway & away from prying eyes the main residence offers grand entertainment rooms, lavish Master suite, 11 lavatories, game rooms, wine cellar, office spaces & possibilities for more sleeping quarters/entertainment spaces. The extensive grounds include vast manicured gardens, lily ponds, tennis court, swimming pools & tranquil spaces. The recent addition of a secondary residence located at 1193 Arden, has created the opportunity for a truly private compound. Arden Villa is known as the Dynasty Mansion as it is home to the infamous Lilly Pond where Krystle & Alexis played out one of their classic catfights. Enduring design, charming upgrades & permanent pedigree make this Palladian Masterpiece the perfect backdrop for a Royal Lifestyle with Olympian Calm.