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No one would argue that Scottsdale is the most posh city in the Valley of the Sun especially when it comes to Scottsdale Real Estate. With mild winters, 300 plus days of sunshine, endless shopping and dining options, and natural beauty all around, it’s no wonder that many Hollywood stars, top CEO’s, and other distinctive people live here. Those that choose to call the most livable city home are treated to the very best the west has to offer. Whether it’s a vacation home, family home, or forever home, you’re sure to find the utmost in style and sophistication here.

Some of the most enviable communities in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley are DC Ranch, and the Silverleaf Community. Set right next to each other, they offer some of the most exclusive homes in the Valley. Located at the foot of the McDowell Mountain preserve, there is a law to how far these developments can expand. This ensures that a neighborhood will never be built up too far around you, and a view of nature as well as the city below will always be available. Homes in these communities can range from several hundred thousand, to several million dollars. Many people decide to have their winter or vacation properties on one of the city’s amazing golf courses. From most of the Troon golf courses to the Silverleaf course itself, if golf is your game, these properties are calling your name.

DC Ranch Village is an elite community in Scottsdale encompassing four different Villages: Desert Camp, Desert Parks, Country Club, and Silverleaf Village. DC Ranch offers everything you could ever need with it’s own community Homestead Playhouse, golf course, community activities, pools, school, and marketplace. The history of the name first comes from the DC Cattle Brand in 1885. Today, DC Ranch L.L.C., the developer of DC Ranch, an affiliate of DMB Associates, Inc., partnered with the landowners in 1993 to create the premier community and landmarks known today as DC Ranch. Silverleaf is a guard gated community set on 2,000 acres with its own club, spa, and Tom Weiskopf designed 18 hole golf course. Silverleaf got its name from a historic mining claim placed on the property in the 1800’s. It is currently owned by DMB Associates, Inc., a high quality real estate investment firm.

So where does one go to find, sell, or buy one of these beautiful properties? One answer is Yvonne Faustinos with Sotheby’s International Realty. Yvonne is a Luxury Real Estate Agent who is happy to help you buy or sell your high end property. She has a combined 17 year experience in real estate and has received top recognition in several publications for her work and experience. Russ Lyon’s Sotheby’s is on the cutting edge of technology teaming with the Wall Street Journal to provide users a fantastic experience even on mobile devices. They have also teamed with to ensure a global reach. So even if you live across the pond, a Scottsdale home is never out of reach.

Whether you’re looking in Scottsdale or Paradise Valley, an expert on the area is Joan Levinson. She’s lived here a long time, so she knows what those living and visiting the area really want. Joan is with Realty One Group and specializes in high end homes with discriminating clientele. Consistently selling homes in the millions of dollar range, unique high end properties are her specialty. Among them, an $8,000,000 home,  a $7,600,000 home,  a $6,800,000 home, and a $5,900,000 home. An interesting feature is that no matter what language you speak, you’ll be able to understand her site. A drop down box is located at the bottom allowing you to pick whatever language you understand best. From there, Google Translate will update the site making it possible for you to read in your first language. Joan is an accomplished realtor, wife, and mother. She has won numerous awards with her houses being shown on local TV stations, and has acted as an advisor for Paradise Valley where she has lived for 30 years. Especially popular for her is the Paradise Valley zip code 85253. You might call it Arizona’s 90210. This extremely affluent area is comprised of homes and estates on minimum 1 acre lots with the most upscale businesses nearby.

Not to be outdone by the ladies, Chey Castro, also with Russ Lyon’s International Sotheby’s is an Arizona native living and working in our fair state. He is the only realtor to be inducted into the esteemed Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class of 2012. This young man has plenty of ambition on his side. He graduated from ASU with a 4.0 Summa Cum Laude, and went on to earn a Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Chey worked at Ernst & Young as a Senior Auditor and then became a Senior Financial Analyst at the Corporate Offices of DMB Associates, eventually working his way into a Sale Position at DMB Realty as part of the Silverleaf Group. Knowing the finance side of a home buying transaction as well as being born and bred in the area gives him a competitive edge hard to find elsewhere.

Yet another competitor in the multi million dollar home market is Re/Max Luxury Real Estate. Offering homes ranging from brand new just built, to distressed properties and short sales, you’re sure to find a great deal while finding a pristine, luxury home. This division of Re/Max is a full service luxury real estate firm where the client comes first. The goal is to make your dreams a reality. Every client is different, so each buying strategy is custom built. Even the sellers are pre screened to make sure your experience runs as smoothly as possible.

Whether you’re buying a home for life, or just a place to go when it snows in your neck of the woods, you can’t pick a nicer city than Scottsdale. While it carries many of the perks of a big city, it still has a small town feel. It’s not unusual to see locals strolling the streets on the weekends, taking the trolley, and enjoying lunch on a restaurant patio. So when it’s time for you to put down roots, talk to our local realtors. These ladies and gentlemen will steer you in the right direction to buy or sell, and you can feel confident knowing you’ve made the right choice.

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