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About Joan Levinson: Joan Levinson was the 2022 Real Trends/Wall Street Journal Number 1 Realtor in Arizona, and #40 nationally. She was named by Newsweek as one of “America’s Best Realtors, 2020,” and the Inman 2022 Top Luxury Agent in Arizona, and as the Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Productive Phoenix Area Agent in 2020,2021, and 2022. As Arizona’s Luxury Real Estate Expert, she has specialized for the past 35 years in the finest estates in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Arcadia. Levinson and her properties have appeared throughout TV and multiple major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, Fox, ABC, NBC, Architectural Digest and more.

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Fire sale of Paradise Valley mansion yields “phenomenal buy” for $12M

The owner of a 9,100-square-foot mansion perched on a hill high over Paradise Valley outside Phoenix has sold it for $11...

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Pair of Paradise Valley estates sell, including one owned by former MLB star

A sprawling Paradise Valley estate perched on top of Phoenix Mountains Preserve sold immediately after the price was tri...

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Paradise Valley, the “Beverly Hills of Arizona”, Where the Wealthy of Arizona Live

Meet the average resident of Paradise Valley, the 'Beverly Hills of Arizona': a 54-year-old homeowner making over $220,0...

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Mummy Mountain Road in top ‘aspirational streets’ list

In cities across the country, certain streets are not just thoroughfares — they are symbols of status and sophisticati...

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Paradise Valley’s Pandemic Rush Is Over—but High-Priced Homes Keep Selling

Even as pandemic-induced demand wanes, the affluent enclave of Paradise Valley, Ariz., has seen a recent spate of high-p...

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Realtor Joan Levinson brokers record-breaking $42M sale

Brokered by Realtor Joan Levinson, the largest undeveloped parcel in the Town of Paradise Valley has been sold — but w...

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Family’s $42M sale of Paradise Valley land ignores “much higher offers”

The family of a late Dial soap executive has sold 27 acres in Paradise Valley, Arizona’s wealthiest enclave, for $42 m...

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Paradise Valley land owner sells 27 acres for lower offer of $42M to ensure fewer homes built

A 27-acre vacant parcel in the heart of Paradise Valley has sold for $42 million. But don’t expect as many houses to b...

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Paradise Valley’s largest flat undeveloped parcel sells for $42M

The 27-acre undeveloped parcel of land near Mummy Mountain in the Town of Paradise Valley was sold last week for a recor...

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Largest luxury parcel sells for Arizona Record $42 Million

The largest non-hillside property available in all of Paradise Valley just closed today for $42 million, down from the o...

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Here’s What $15 Million Gets You In Paradise Valley: Three Listings

We're comparing three Paradise Valley properties all priced around $15 million to show how much bang you can get for you...

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Metro Phoenix luxury home prices push higher into the stratosphere as wealthy movers keep coming

The luxury market in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale is breaking through a new barrier, with listings upward of $75 milli...

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Paradise Valley homes with pickleball, tennis courts highlight priciest Phoenix houses sold

A Delaware LLC named after the address of the property paid cash for a 6,232-square-foot Paradise Valley house with five...

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Thousands of wealthy Californians are fleeing to celeb haven dubbed the ‘Beverly Hills of Arizona’, to escape soaring crime and high taxes

With 300 sunshine days a year, low taxes and safe streets, it's little wonder Californians are flocking to the so-called...

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Wealthy Californians are ditching the state for the ‘Beverly Hills of Arizona’

The cofounder of Saints Capital previously lived in San Francisco with his wife, who also works in venture capital, and ...

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Paradise Valley’s Pandemic Rush Is Over—but High-Priced Homes Keep Selling

Even as pandemic-induced demand wanes, the affluent enclave of Paradise Valley, Ariz., has seen a recent spate of high-priced deals.

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It Took Three Interior Designers before she Finally found the One

Tracy Katz worked with Matthew Boland to create a comfortable yet eclectic home in Paradise Valley. Now she’s shopping the house with her husband, J...

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A New Home Is Crowned Priciest Property to Ever Sell in Paradise Valley

In Paradise Valley, Ariz., a home built for a car collector has closed for $23.5 million, making it the most expensive home ever sold in the affluent ...

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An Arizona Home With a See-Through Swimming Pool Asks $9.3 Million

The roughly 5,600-square-foot Paradise Valley property has come on and off the market several times over the last few years

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An Arizona Home Filled With Western and Native American-Inspired Art Asks $6.685 Million

The artwork, which includes paintings, sculptures and kachina dolls, could be also be sold, if a buyer is interested

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Parking Is Not a Problem at This $25 Million Home Built for a Car Collector

The roughly 5-acre Paradise Valley property has a show garage and parking for over 30 cars

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Arizona Cardinals Owner Gets $5.3 Million for Paradise Valley Home Less Than Two Months After Listing

The property, which served as Michael Bidwill’s primary residence for over a decade, is located about 30 miles from the NFL team’s stadium in Glen...

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Arizona Cardinals Owner Michael Bidwill Lists Paradise Valley Home

Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill is listing his Paradise Valley, Ariz., home for $5.8 million.

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Joan again #1 Arizona Agent in 2022 Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, #40 Nationally

RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand, as featured in The Wall Street Journal, is an annual, national ranking program presented by RealTrends and Tom Fe...

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In Paradise Valley, a 27-Acre Parcel Lists for $55 Million

The largest parcel of undeveloped land in the affluent Arizona town of Paradise Valley is going on the market for $55 million, according to listing ag...

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A Big Taxpayer Victory in Arizona- flat 2.5% income tax

Arizonans who fled California for sunnier tax climes can breathe easier after a court ruling that has saved the day from a punitive 8% top state tax r...

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Why Are Millionaires From All Over the Country Moving to This Little-Known Arizona Suburb?

For Tina Garrity, the decision to relocate from Chicago to Paradise Valley, Ariz., in the early months of the pandemic was an easy one.

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This Arizona Home for Sale Was Built for an Art Collector

A modern home built for an art collector is hitting the market in Paradise Valley, Ariz., for $9.5 million.

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Paradise Valley Home With Its Own Soccer Field Almost Scores New Arizona Price Record

A gated Arizona estate with its own soccer field has sold for $17.5 million. That is just shy of the $19.25 million record generated late last year by...

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REAL Trends: The Thousand Top Realtors in America, 2020

2020 Individuals by Volume

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Pair of Paradise Valley estates sell, including one owned by former MLB star

A sprawling Paradise Valley estate perched on top of Phoenix Mountains Preserve sold immediately after the price was trimmed. Plus, a home owned by fo...

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Largest luxury parcel sells for Arizona Record $42 Million

The largest non-hillside property available in all of Paradise Valley just closed today for $42 million, down from the original $55 million listing.

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Metro Phoenix luxury home prices push higher into the stratosphere as wealthy movers keep coming

The luxury market in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale is breaking through a new barrier, with listings upward of $75 million for ultra luxury estates. M...

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Luxury broker races against the clock to sell former Coyotes’ owner’s Valley mansion

If a luxury broker doesn't sell this home by Feb. 22, the owner will move in. The $29 million sale price includes $2 million of furniture already orde...

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Paradise Valley’s largest vacant parcel back on market

A 27-acre parcel in Paradise Valley has once again hit the market for $55 million after buyers fell through a couple of weeks ago.

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Dream Getaways: $20M Paradise Valley estate comes with a $1M gold-tinged closet

What's a $1 million closet made out of? Gold? Actually, yes. The closet in this sprawling mansion boasts gold-leaf details.

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Arizona Coyotes minority owner lists $27.5M Scottsdale Mansion

Andrew Barroway, a minority owner of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, is building a 15,378-square-foot mansion in Silverleaf's upper canyon in north S...

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Most-Productive Phoenix-Area Residential Real Estate Agents

List gathered with the help of local residential real estate brokerages. Information points include: 2022 local dollar sales volume ($30M minimum), nu...

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After streak of Valley luxury sales, broker lists Bing Hu home in Silverleaf for $27.5M

It's no secret the luxury market in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale is on fire, but one luxury agent was so busy she sold five homes within three weeks...

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Arizona Cardinals’ new head coach buys newly built Valley home for $10M

The new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals is putting down roots. Here are the details about the newly built home he just bought in Paradise Valley.

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Levinson closes on off-market PV estate

Usually, the luxury market is slowing down during the hot summer months. But for some reason, luxury agents are busier than ever, selling mansions off...

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Paradise Valley Luxury Mansion Sold by Tech Entrepreneur for $23.5 Million in Cash

Listed for $25 million, a 18,575-square-foot estate on five acres sold for $23.5 million in an all-cash deal — making it the most expensive home to ...

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Unaffected by interest rates, cash buyers rush to close on Paradise Valley luxury residences

This home at 8311 N. 53rd St. in Paradise Valley recently sold in an all-cash deal.

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Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill sells Paradise Valley home

Michael Bidwill's home at 7451 N. Las Brisas Lane in Paradise Valley sold after being listed only one month on the market.

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Freeport-McMoRan CEO lists Paradise Valley home

The chairman and CEO of Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan is downsizing and has listed his Paradise Valley mansion for sale. Click through for a glimpse ...

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An Arizona Home With a See-Through Swimming Pool Asks $9.3 Million

The roughly 5,600-square-foot Paradise Valley property has come on and off the market several times over the last few years

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Parking Is Not a Problem at This $25 Million Home Built for a Car Collector

The roughly 5-acre Paradise Valley property has a show garage and parking for over 30 cars

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Arizona Cardinals Owner Gets $5.3 Million for Paradise Valley Home Less Than Two Months After Listing

The property, which served as Michael Bidwill’s primary residence for over a decade, is located about 30 miles from the NFL team’s stadium in Glen...

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Why Are Millionaires From All Over the Country Moving to This Little-Known Arizona Suburb?

In Paradise Valley, home prices are roughly double what they were just three years ago

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Paradise Valley Home With Its Own Soccer Field Almost Scores New Arizona Price Record

The $17.5 million deal for the nearly 5-acre property fell just short of what the home of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver sold for late last year

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Breathtaking Views and Impeccable Architecture in Phoenix’s Premiere Enclave, Paradise Valley

Nearby amenities, natural beauty and a laid-back lifestyle continue to draw buyers to the neighborhood

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$15.65 Million Arizona Mansion Breaks Price Records

The 14,000-square-foot home reportedly sold to a tech executive

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Listing of the Week

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A Striking, Southwestern Abode Designed by Architect Bob Bacon

The home’s subtle nods to Frank Lloyd Wright pay homage to the legendary architect’s influence in the region

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Paradise Valley land owner sells 27 acres for lower offer of $42M to ensure fewer homes built

A 27-acre vacant parcel in the heart of Paradise Valley has sold for $42 million. But don’t expect as many houses to be built on the site as the num...

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Paradise Valley homes with pickleball, tennis courts highlight priciest Phoenix houses sold

A Delaware LLC named after the address of the property paid cash for a 6,232-square-foot Paradise Valley house with five bedrooms and 6 1⁄2 bathroom...

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New Scottsdale mansion hits the market for $29M, but buyer must act fast

A north Scottsdale mansion in Silverleaf with garages for 20 cars, a $1 million home theater and a golf simulator is on the market for $29 million. ...

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Huge land parcel in Paradise Valley on the market

A 27-acre vacant parcel in the heart of Paradise Valley is on the market for $55 million. The land was bought by former Dial Corp. CEO John Teets and ...

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A vacant 27-acre parcel in the heart of Paradise Valley for sale. Asking price: $55M

A 27-acre vacant parcel in the heart of Paradise Valley is on the market for $55 million. The land was bought by former Dial Corp. CEO John Teets a...

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Metro Phoenix’s top home sales: Professional golfer sells Scottsdale condo for $5M

A professional golfer sold a Scottsdale penthouse for $5 million, and a Phoenix Biltmore-area house designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation sold...

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Phoenix Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation near Biltmore sells for $5.2M

This home designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation near Phoenix’s Arizona Biltmore resort boasts 5,453 square feet of living space with five be...

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Metro Phoenix luxury home sales didn’t slow over the summer. Why and who’s buying?

Metro Phoenix’s million-dollar home sales didn't slow during the summer, despite the housing market's overall slowing. Nearly as many Valley homes s...

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Former Arizona sports team owner sells home in north Scottsdale’s Silverleaf community

This north Scottsdale house with five bedrooms and six bathrooms has a full-size gym, a theater, a large bar, a walk-in wine cellar, sliding pocket do...

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HGTV star, former Hollywood exec buy two of metro Phoenix’s priciest homes

Retired DreamWorks Animation President Lew Coleman and HGTV reality show personality Pete de Best bought two of metro Phoenix’s priciest homes to se...

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New Scottsdale, Arizona, home with 10-car garage sells for almost $11M

The co-owner of a Canadian brewing company and owners of a construction firm were among the buyers and sellers of the priciest metro Phoenix houses to...

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Parents of a New York Jets player paid $12.3M cash for Paradise Valley mansion

The parents of the center for the New York Jets paid cash for a Paradise Valley mansion. That home and a Peoria mansion with a tennis court and 12-car...

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Former MLB outfielder and Playboy model sell their Scottsdale home

Former Cleveland Guardians’ outfielder Grady Sizemore and his wife Brittany Binger, a former Playboy model, sold a north Scottsdale mansion on more ...

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Mansion Sells for $23.5M, Setting Paradise Valley Record.

An 18,500-square-foot Paradise Valley estate has sold for $23.5 million in cash, setting a new record for the posh town. The opulent home has four ...

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Top metro Phoenix home sales in 2023

Former Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt and his wife, Kealia Watt, a National Women's Soccer League free agent, paid $7 million cash for a ho...

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Mummy Mountain Road in top ‘aspirational streets’ list

In cities across the country, certain streets are not just thoroughfares — they are symbols of status and sophistication that offer more than an add...

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27 acres near Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley for sale

Luxury real estate expert Joan Levinson is selling a 27-acre property worth $55 million in Paradise Valley that recently fell out of contract and beca...

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Year in review: Niche properties big draw for Paradise Valley in 2023

The Town of Paradise Valley’s residential real estate market was a “treasure hunt” in 2023, according to Scott Grigg, founder of The Grigg’s G...

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Paradise Valley Housing Market Limited by Low Inventory

Paradise Valley’s luxury housing market is unlike much of the Valley, as many wealthy buyers are unaffected by high interest rates and pay cash; how...

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New record set for most expensive home sold in Paradise Valley

A 5-acre estate featuring parking for 30 cars has shattered the record for the highest priced home ever sold in Paradise Valley.

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Joan Levinson repeats in as Arizona’s ‘No. 1 Individual Real Estate Agent’ 2022

With a remarkable $348 million in annual sales, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale luxury real estate expert Joan Levinson shattered her own records and w...

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Notable Paradise Valley Realtor Celebrates 2021 Sales Achievement

Paradise Valley Realtor and resident Joan Levinson is once again on pace to shatter records as the Arizona luxury housing market continues to be among...

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A Plump Investment Valley Buyers Invest in Flagstaff Getaway Homes

One Realtor says a new trend appears to be emerging in northern Arizona, where Paradise Valley and Scottsdale residents are purchasing second homes in...

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Pace: What you need to know in Paradise Valley — the good and the bad

As we arrive at the council’s summer break, there are items residents need to watch in Paradise Valley. Let’s review the good and the bad so resi...

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Paradise Valley Luxury Agent Continues Earning Top Recognition

The 2019 Best in Real Estate Awards (BREA) recently recognized Paradise Valley luxury agent Joan Levinson as both the Highest Volume Individual Agent ...

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