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!
Recently reduced! Modern condominium in quiet Pasadena. This condo is located on a lower floor of the development. The unit boasts hardwood flooring and is private, quiet and holds great temperature year round. Close to shopping and schools.
This is a light and bright single level, end unit located on the first floor. Built in 1979 it features an open floor plan with double en-suites bedrooms. Living room with fireplace and French doors that open to an inviting private patio offering outdoor living space.Conveniently located...close to Caltech, Pasadena City College and South Lake.
Gorgeous 2 bed/2 bath in a great location, near PCC, South Lake shopping, and directly across from Caltech. Large windows provide an abundance of energy saving natural light. This condo also features dual sinks in one bathroom, a large floor plan complete with a fireplace in the living room, and an Extra large outdoor Patio. The master suite features a large walk incloset with a floor to ceiling Linen closet. Second bedroom also has a walk in closet. Stack washer/dryer in separate closet also included. The grounds feature a Heated Pool, Spa anelevator, and a lusciously landscaped courtyard.
Prime Madison Heights condo in one of the best locations in Pasadena. Just minutes walking to fabulous dining and shopping on South Lake Avenue, Green Street, Colorado Avenue and easy access to the Metro and Old Town. This top floor unit features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wonderful view of the foothills. Kitchen has been tastefully updated with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Kitchen, Dining Area and bathrooms have gorgeous tile. Warm yourself by the gas fireplace or feel a breeze as you sit on the balcony overlooking the city. Hard to find in-unit laundry, large closets and side by side gated underground parking.
Private end unit in Orange Grove Village II with detached spacious two car garage. This home offers wonderful natural light with many windows and large slider to private patio. Remodeled kitchen with newer stainless steal appliances and updated master bathroom. Open living room with media center and newer hardwood floors in living room, dining area, and kitchen. Private patio with slate tiles is spacious and perfect for entertaining. HOA gated community with pool & tennis court.
Welcome to 221 S. Oak Knoll Avenue, featuring a Two-bedroom and Two-bathroom condo unit in Pasadena's very desirable neighborhood of Madison Heights! Located in a well-kept, pet friendly building with community amenities that include a community pool and parking structure including side by side parking! Inside you will find an open floor-plan with Italian tile flooring and baseboard moldings. The spacious living room offers a well-crafted fireplace, as well as easy access to the patio. Decorative tile backsplash with granite counter-tops in the kitchen, recessed lighting and stainless-steel appliances! Master suite offers access to the private patio and is complete with an en suite bathroom and a new California walk-in Closet system. This rare condo unit has an in-unit laundry area and is one of the few units in the building that offers 400sqft patio that can be accessed through the living room and the master suite! Blocks away from Pasadena's Financial district and Old Town Pasadena!
Enjoy views of the San Gabriel mountains and abundant sunlight coming through all the windows. Upstairs, two en suite bedrooms provide flexible options. The private patio is perfect for enjoying a favorite book while having your coffee. Beautiful hardwood floors downstairs, remodeled and updated baths, newer carpet upstairs, and a crisp palette of white walls and gray carpeting makes this townhome a great move-in opportunity. The attached two-car garage with washer and dryer add to the convenience of this townhome. Located on a quiet street, it is minutes to the Metro Gold Line and a short drive to all Pasasdena has to offer!
My goodness, it is raining cats and dogs! Thankfully I have a newer comp. shingle roof! Now that I have been lovingly remodeled and cared for these last few months, I am ready for my new owner. Please come buy me!!! Not only am I very charming and cute, I 'don' new FVAC, new electrical, new Oak hardwood flooring throughout, and although I my not be too large, I am light-filled and very pretty throughout! Really, check me out. I have a new kitchen with wood cabinets, butcher block style countertops, Stainless steel dishwasher, yet I am graced with a restored vintage stove and some vintage hardware. My fully remodeled bath has a restored vintage tub with subway tiled surround. I offer a faux fireplace in the living room, and new recessed lighting t/o too. My generous-sized back yard is the perfect spot of large parties, kids, and animals as well. Mature landscaping includes towering Palm trees. Attached to my single car garage is a bonus room. Unfortunately the bonus room may not be permitted by the City and is sold 'as is.' My owner has taken much pride in making me shine and now I await a new owner to love and care for me. I think I am very special.
The Prime location of this contemporary style condo is highly desirable as it is conveniently located just steps from the South Lake Shopping district, fine dining, Trader Joes and is a short distance to Caltech, Pasadena City College as well as the 210 & 110 Freeways. The spacious living room features sliding doors that lead to a north facing balcony overlooking the complexes outdoor sitting area. The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, double sink, tile counters and a dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar and the dining area is adjacent to the kitchen. The community features a security gates, a pool and the laundry room is located close to the unit and is on the same floor. The HOA fees are $575 and include water, trash, sewer and earthquake insurance!
Adorable single story bungalow in historic part of Pasadena with a commanding view of the San Gabriel Mountains. A large and lush front lawn leads to a quaint covered porch and inviting entry way. The cozy living room complete with new vinyl windows, plush carpeting, crown molding and a beautiful ceiling fan with light kit. Updated kitchen with Quartz counter tops, plenty of cabinet space and a built-in ironing board! The master bedroom is a corner room with a beautiful view. The bathroom is roomy. Toward the back of the home, an additional nearly 300 sq ft was added that includes a bonus room, currently being used as a Family Gaming Room, a breakfast nook and a convenient laundry area. That brings the actual square footage to nearly 1,000! The Family Gaming room is lined with windows for lots of natural light and a cozy fireplace for romantic evenings. Outside in the back yard is a very nice wooden gazebo perfect for family barbecues and parties. The back yard is huge with a lush lawn and an asphalt recreation plaza. The entire property is fenced in for your comfort. This home is proof that good things await you in Pasadena!
601 East Del Mar is a mid-century modern condo located in Madison Heights. It is located in the heart of Pasadena and is walking distance to the Shops on South Lake, the Paseo, Old Town Shops and Restaurants, the Pasadena Playhouse, and The Gold Line.Unit 308 is well positioned in the building featuring an open floor plan with two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is at the southwest corner of The Regency Del Mar Condos and is beautifully appointed with plenty of natural light coming through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to a wrap-around balcony.The entire home including the expansive living room has imported cork flooring, and the unit features a built-in office credenza with custom cabinetry and a media center. The kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space and is open to a formal dining area and the living spaces.This unit comes with two deeded parking spaces and an assigned storage unit in the parking garage. The HOA fee of $432 covers water, trash and rarely found earthquake insurance.