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!
Midcentury gem in the heart of the South Lake Shopping District of Pasadena. Whispering Waters is a project of developer Lionel Mayell and is a Pasadena Midcentury Modern Landmark. Unit 106 features several updates such as smooth flooring, new paint, central AC, refrigerator, dishwasher, electric cooktop and oven; yet it maintains many retro characteristics of the period. This ground-floor end unit offers large spacious rooms with natural light and plentiful closet space. Awesome central location! Walk score 95, Walker's Paradise-- daily errands do not require a car. Bike score 91: Biker's Paradise-- flat as a pancake, excellent bike lanes. Close to Caltech, PCC, Polytechnic School, Metro Goldline station, markets, restaurants, shops, theaters, bars, gyms. Don't miss out!
Located in the highly desirable Madison Heights area of Pasadena, this 2 bedroom, study and 3 bath townhome is close to the South Lake district. Built in 1988 and measuring approximately 1,158 sq ft, with direct access from the 2 car garage, this unit features an open floor plan downstairs that has recently been upgraded with new carpeting, paint, counter tops and lighting fixtures.Kitchen features green house window, new granite countertops and updated cabinets. The bedrooms and study upstairs feature bathrooms with skylights, updated cabinets, countertops, new toilets and fixtures.Trust Sale, no court confirmation. Seller died on property.
Welcome to this ideally located condominium steps from the best shops and restaurants South Lake Avenue has to offer, as well as Caltech and Pasadena City College. This two bedroom, two bath light-filled unit, in a meticulously maintained security building, offers tree top views of the gracious surrounding neighborhood from every window as well as the expansive balcony.The interior is open and bright with a large master suite that includes spacious closets and a well appointed bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen looks into the main living space and has a breakfast counter as well as an adjacent formal dining room offering an ideal place to entertain.The sought-after complex, reputed to be designed by acclaimed architect James DeLong in 1964, has a pool and numerous laundry rooms including one steps from the front door of this unit. In addition, there are two conveniently located, side-by-side, parking spaces, storage cupboards and security parking in the garage. Don't miss seeing this property that offers the best of Pasadena from its front door.
Beautiful townhouse located in the highly sought-after Madison Heights area of Pasadena! Nestled in a historic, tranquil, tree-lined area, this lovingly maintained 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom unit is not to be missed! On the main floor find the open and inviting living area, with gleaming laminated wood flooring and a contemporary fireplace. The functional kitchen, with tiled countertops, an abundance of cabinet space, and large skylights offering plentiful natural lighting, opens to the dining area allowing perfect space for entertaining. A powder room is also conveniently located on the main floor. Upstairs, find two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, plush carpeting, and ample closet space. The master bedroom also features an intimate balcony overlooking the pool and lounge area. An attached garage has in-unit laundry hookups and conveniently provides direct access to the home. A charming, enclosed patio provides the perfect setting for outdoor relaxation. The meticulously maintained complex is located minutes away from Old Town Pasadena, the Shops on Lake, the Langham Hotel, and Huntington Gardens. With a newer roof and A/C unit, this gorgeous townhouse is move-in ready and sure to impress!
The highly desirable location of this contemporary style condo is conveniently located just steps from the South Lake Shopping District, fine dining, Trader Joe's and is a short distance to Caltech, Pasadena City College as well as the 210 & 110 Freeways. There is a lovely view from the wall of windows in the spacious living room/dining room which features sliding doors that lead to a north facing balcony with lovely greenery and mountain views. The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, tile counters and a dishwasher. The community features a security gate, a relaxing pool and the laundry room is located on the same floor as the unit. The HOA fees are $575 and include water, trash, sewer and earthquake insurance!
Motivated Seller!! Sought-after Top Floor Corner Unit. It is warm, bright and inviting. It has an excellent floor plan with a large living room and fireplace. There is also an inviting south facing balcony from the L.R. There are 2 comfortable bedrooms with in suite baths. It has an inside laundry with both washer and dryer. The unit has 2 side by side parking spaces.The property is sited on a beautiful tree-lined street close to Old Town as well as South Lake and Paseo shopping districts. It has easy access to trendy restaurants and theaters. It is close to the Metro Gold Line,134, 210 & 110 freeways as well as Cal.Tech.
First time on the market since 1949! This 1916 Traditional Home has interior features similar to the Craftsman/bungalow, reflecting simplicity of style, with high ceilings and wide moldings. Previously, the front porch was built the width of the home, and is now an enclosed living space, with permit. The front house features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The kitchen is large and contains a laundry area with one of the bedrooms and baths just off the kitchen. This property is only a Single Family Residence with a bonus room. The rear unit was built in 1947 and does not have a kitchen or bathroom and cannot be used as living space.. There is a carport with entry from the rear of the property. Located a short distance from the Rose Bowl, Brookside Golf Course, Aquatic Center and Old Town, this home has easy freeway access. Location, location and location is what most buyers are looking for! This home is a must SEE!
Urban living at its finest! Located on the corner of Lake & Green, this is an ideal location for taking advantage of the dining/shopping South Lake Ave has to offer. This single-level unit features a rare exterior entrance so one doesn't have to walk down long, enclosed hallways. The entry opens to an expansive living room, dining area and kitchen with stainless steel appliances, rustic stone tile backsplash and center island perfect for entertaining. The large master suite and bath includes dual sinks, shower, tub and leads to a large walk in closet. Off the kitchen is an office area with built-in desk and shelves. The large laundry room incl the washer/dryer w/plenty of room for storage. Within close proximity to BBQ and pool allows for great entertaining. One secure parking space.The large laundry room incl the washer/dryer w/plenty of room for storage. Within proximity to BBQ and pool allows for great entertaining. One secure parking space. Welcome Home
Welcome to one of the most beautiful and highly sought neighborhoods in Pasadena! On a tranquil, tree-lined street in Madison Heights, this gorgeous traditional townhome rests in a meticulously maintained complex. Step through the formal entry foyer to find a spacious and inviting living room with a contemporary fireplace that warmly welcomes you home. You'll instantly be charmed by the soaring ceilings, gleaming laminate wood flooring, elegant crown molding, and natural light that easily shines through thanks to the home's numerous large windows. Continue on to the dining area and you'll be delighted by the adjacent, recently updated kitchen with handsome granite countertops and tile black splash. A half bath is conveniently found on the main level as well. Upstairs boasts two generously sized en suites and laundry area. Plantation shutters throughout, direct access to a large two-car garage, and close proximity to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, 110 Freeway, Metro Line, Old Town Pasadena, and the Shops on South Lake further add to the desirability of this exceptional home.
A life of warm, contemporary ease awaits in this peaceful Pasadena garden retreat! This 2-bed, 1-bath corner lot home boasts a spacious bonus room, perfect for an in-home study or office. Indoor features include original red oak hardwood floors, custom wooden kitchen countertops, modern appliances, new HVAC, new electrical panel, and a spacious laundry room. The property's open patio area and English-style wrap-around garden are ideal venues for entertaining guests; the carefully curated yard hosts an array of blooming foliage and edible plants with something to enjoy in every season--an urban gardener's delight! Nature lovers will enjoy the mountain views and hiking trails of nearby Angeles National Forest, while those seeking the best of city life will find hip eateries, Old Town Pasadena, and the Metro Gold Line right nearby. If you're seeking a cheery nature retreat but don't want to give up the convenience of city life, you've found your perfect home.
Single story traditional home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, situated in the heart of Pasadena just minutes from Cal Tech, PCC, Old Town Pasadena and more. Spacious living room features a brick fireplace and loads of natural light. Dining area leads to the kitchen with tile counter-tops and convenient exterior access. Two bedrooms near the front of the house boast ample closet space and share a hallway full bathroom. The back bedroom is perfect as a family room or rec room and overlooks the private driveway and backyard patio. Utility room with inside laundry and a bathroom with tile shower complete this charming home. Amenities include central air-conditioning, room for a garden or a dog run in the backyard and more.
Built in 2010, this 3 bed / 2.5 bath spacious townhouse with an open floor plan boasts a generous 2150sqft living space for your to enjoy. It features granite counters, stunning custom wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and French doors to the balcony. Bathrooms have granite countertops and elegant cabinetry. The home offers a spacious family room, dining area and formal living room on the ground floor and three spacious bedrooms on the second floor. The master suite offers with a large walk-in closet. Amenities include indoor laundry area, central air & heating and private 2-car garage directly connected with the unit. Conveniently located just minutes away from Old Town, Rose Bowl, JPL, restaurants, shopping and more. A secured 12 units complex to join.