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!
Lincoln Heights Fixer-upper needs major repairs and to be remodeled. This home was built in 1907 Character Craftsman needs to be rehab, great for investors. Lincoln Heights is an upcoming neighborhood centrally located between Highland Park and China Town. Only a short commute to L.A. Downtown.
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 3/4 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.
Location, location, location!~This 2+2.5 townhouse feels like a single family home!~It is conveniently located near the Santa Anita Race Track, Golf Course, & is in award winning Arcadia School District.~This is the perfect place to entertain for the holidays.The open floor plan features a dining room overlooking the living room w/large picture window, cozy fireplace, & high ceilings. The gourmet island kitchen features~Quartz counter tops, breakfast~bar & updated appliances. The~large den off the kitchen is perfect for entertaining or a home office. The master suite offers plenty of space w/ large closet & en suite bath. The second bedroom faces the front of the townhouse for extra added natural light. There is a private 2 car garage w/direct access. ~Guests enter through your private garden, a great space to plant your favorite seasonal flowers. Other features include wood floors in the living & dining room, new windows, fresh interior paint,& newer HVAC unit. Priced to sell fast!
Built in 1924, this charming Spanish-style home contains many of the coveted architectural features of the era as well as many upgrades. The lush landscape, a welcoming front porch, and authentic mission tile roof create a captivating curb appeal. Architectural features include a coved ceiling in the formal living and dining rooms, fireplace, alcoves, plaster walls, a breakfast nook, arches, and H.W. floors throughout. A flagstone rear patio provides a great space for al fresco dining, and the backyard features an expansive lawn and fruit trees. Recent upgrades include newer quartz counters and tile back splash in the kitchen. There are two bedrooms with generous closet space, a sunny home office, separate laundry room, basement, and detached garage. The home also has Central Air/Heat.
Charming Spanish Revival Bungalow located in the Washington Square Historic Landmark District. Designed by Irving Gill, this historically significant home has been approved for the Mills Act, which will result in significant property tax savings for the new owner. The formal dining room offer historic paneled Praire-style windows, built-in book shelves and wood fireplace, crown molding and gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen has a vintage Gladding McBean tile splashback, hardwood floors, additional and countertop. Dramatic landscape in the front and beautiful park-like grounds in the back. Mini quaint outdoor spaces and patio. The detached 1-car garage has been finished for use as office or guest room with its own patio and awning.
New old house shines with Pasadena charm. Freshly redone top to bottom, this 1910 bungalow near the Rose Bowl is ready for its next era. Every inch is new, from roof, paint, fencing, drywall, flooring, electrical, copper plumbing, tankless water heater, central AC/H and many new doors and windows to custom cabinets, quartz countertops, ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and video security. Plenty of vintage appeal remains in this two-bedroom, one-and three-quarter-bath home. A wood-burning fireplace creates the living room ambience. A cozy window seat invites sunny reading. The shady front porch offers a lovely place to laze. The spacious, professionally landscaped lot includes a driveway roomy enough for an RV or boat, along with a two-car attached garage.
Welcome to this cozy home completely remodeled just 2 years ago. Corner lot on a private drive in desirable neighborhood. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home offers crown molding, recessed lighting,original hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, brand new tankless water heater, central heating and air, copper plumbing, newer roof and dual pane windows and slider. The kitchen has quartz counter tops with a breakfast bar as well as new appliances. Laundry hook ups in the hallway and mountain views to boot. The finished one car garage can be used as a studio, storage or easily converted back. The driveway has ample parking for 3 cars and the fenced back yard offers a deck patio. This is a must see.
This three bedroom, three bathroom, two-story condo in Arcadia with low HOAs is move-in-ready and can't wait to meet its new owner! Upon entering the peaceful and gated courtyard, one will instantly be enamored by the open floor plan of this condo, built in 2000. With natural light filling in through beautiful windows, recessed lighting, a gas fireplace and mantle, an eat-in kitchen and dining room, central HVAC, washer and dryer hookups in-unit and a two-car attached garage, this condo is one you won't want to miss! Enjoy a master suite and two bedrooms, all upstairs and three beautiful bathrooms with granite countertops. A fantastic location, just south of the 210 freeway and minutes from the Santa Anita Mall, come see this condo before it sells!
Built in 1943, this charming traditional home has been modernized with great attention to every detail. Full of original charm but with a contemporary edge, this home is beautifully remodeled. The sunny living room has gleaming refinished hardwood floors, picturesque windows and window seat. The dining area leads to the modern kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Two bedrooms share a redone full bath. A detached garage and two spacious side yards complete this wonderful home.
Charming Craftsman with lots of personality sits on a beautiful tree-lined street in North Pasadena. This home is perfect for a first time home buyer or young family with endless opportunities. Enter into a large family room with beautiful espresso hardwood floors, lots of windows and original stone fireplace along with a dedicated dining area. Down the hall there is a newly renovated powder room for guests, master bedroom, master bath and nice size guest bedroom. Off the living room is a large and newly renovated kitchen which offers stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, walk-in pantry, shaker cabinets and a large laundry /mud room with lots of storage space. Behind the detached garage is a wonderful room with vaulted ceilings, perfect for a home office or art studio.
Prime remodeled townhome in a great location, close to all that Pasadena has to offer! This 3+2.5 home has been redone top to bottom with a new kitchen, remodeled baths, wide plank wood floors throughout & more! The kitchen wows with stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, & large stainless sink. Mere steps to the Metro Goldline station, Paseo Colorado, & Old Town Pasadena contribute to a Walk Score of 92! Other important details include vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms, master suite with walk-in closet, an attached two car garage with laundry, 3 outdoor patios, fireplace in living room, central air/heat, & association pool/spa. Easy access to Downtown LA & local freeways. This is urban living at it's best!
This beautiful, meticulous condo is in the heart of Old Pasadena, offering easy access to the shops, restaurants and cultural sites of this great city. Situated on the third floor, this condo overlooks the treelined shops on Green Street. A welcoming entry leads into a spacious and open dining and living area. The kitchen boasts newer stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and a second bedroom and detached bathroom offer convenience and privacy for guests or additional occupants.There are engineered hardwood floors throughout and custom-built storage cabinets in the living area and guest bathroom.The unit includes two side-by-side underground parking spots. Don't miss the opportunity to live the Pasadena urban lifestyle at its finest in this amazing condo!