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550 South Dixie Highway

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Cell: 305-798-8685

Office: 305-960-5330

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Miami’s Best Pizza is Back!

I can almost smell it!

I can’t tell you how much I used to love Miami’s Best Pizza and how sad I was the day that it closed back in 2014!! We would get a pizza from Miami’s Best at least once a week and it was something my whole family could agree on! Sunday night was normally the night for a large pepperoni and onion pizza and a side salad. So it really hit the Cusack family hard the day it closed.

But 2018 will bring great things and one of those is the comeback of Miami’s Best Pizza!!! The new pizza place will be next to Titanic Brewing just down the street from the University of Miami! A new year’s resolution of mine is to try to be a positive force in the world and I feel like I am doing that by celebrating this momentous occasion, despite the fact that I have gone gluten free since it closed WAH WAH! Anyway, for all of you glutenous people that can enjoy this wonderful pizza, I will celebrate!

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8665, or visit my website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. Senior Vice President, EWM Realty International.

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New Price – 2500 Alhambra Circle!

My listing at 2500 Alhambra Circle is now listed at $1,070,000, which breaks down to just over $387.00 per square foot making it an awesome buy in the heart of Coral Gables. Take a look at the website via this link, and then schedule an appointment to come see the house in person. I cannot wait to show it to you!
If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8665, or visit my website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. Senior Vice President, EWM Realty International.

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Click Your Heels Together Three Times

There’s no place like home and this lush 34,587 square foot lot is the perfect place to call home. The existing 3,341 SF house which is located in the exclusive Hammock Lakes gated community can be updated and expanded to perfection or is an ideal rental while you design your new dream home. This well established community nestled between Matheson Hammock County Park, Old Cutler historic road, Ponce Davis estate homes, South Miami and the village of Pinecrest is one of the most sought after areas in Miami.

To view this spectacular property visit 4880hammocklakedr.com.

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. Senior Vice President, EWM Realty International.

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Nine Divine Open Houses!

I am holding nine houses open this Memorial Day Weekend! Come to one or to all of them – I look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, May 27:
11800 SW 66 Ave – 12:00-2:00
437 Perugia Ave – 12:30-2:30
6710 LeJeune Rd -12:30-2:30
7643 SW 71 Ave – 2:30-4:30
680 Destacada Ave – 3:00-5:00

Sunday, May 28:
9026 SW 59 Ct – 12:00-2:00
617 Navarre Ave – 2:30-4:30
944 Andres Ave – 2:30-4:30
912 Genoa St – 3:00-5:00

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack, Senior Vice President of EWM Realtors International at {305.798.8685, email and website}.

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Coconut Grove and Coral Gables: Live Close to the Action!

Overall, I would consider Miami to be a driving city. As Miamians we do not necessarily live where we work or play, so most of us experience some sort of a commute because we do not enjoy that “walkability” factor that you might find in a city like New York or San Francisco. As with anything, though, there are exceptions to this rule! I happen to have some listings that are in the heart of downtown Coconut Grove and Coral Gables – a rare treat for a Miami homebuyer!


3181 Oak Avenue is a townhouse that feels like a single family home. It features wide, open spaces including the formal living and dining rooms, and family room that opens into the lovely kitchen with granite counters, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms include a stunning master bedroom suite with balcony. This home also includes its own pool, laundry room, 2 car garage, and parking for 4 additional cars. The shops and restaurants of Coconut Grove are practically at the doorstep, and this location is convenient to downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and so much more! For more info on the 3181 Oak Avenue listing, go to: 3181oak.com


Nestled between Salamanca Avenue and Douglas Road you will find 231 Salamanca Avenue, a charming Old Spanish home that harmonizes the old with the new. Downstairs you will find the light-filled living room with working fireplace, dining room, breakfast area with butler’s pantry, kitchen, and 2 spacious bedrooms. The entire second floor is comprised of the master suite with spa-like bathroom and walk-in closet (rare in a 1920’s home!). This house is in a very cool location. Not only does the property provide easy access to downtown Coral Gables, the airport, and Coconut Grove, but it gives you a hip, urban lifestyle while still providing the amenities for which the Gables is known. For more info on the 231 Salamanca Avenue listing, go to: 231salamanca.com


410 Alhambra is right in the heart of the action. In fact, it would be hard to be any closer to downtown Coral Gables in a single family home than you would be if you lived in this 1926 Frank Wyatt-Woods-designed house. It has grand spaces with vaulted pecky-cypress ceilings, a large master bedroom with a huge bathroom, and an updated kitchen with sleek black counters and charming white cabinetry. There are two ample guest rooms, one of which has an office or play area that can be closed off by a sliding barn door, plus there is a detached garage. For more info on the 410 Alhambra listing, go to: 410alhambra.com

Although Miami might not be known as a pedestrian city, these three properties are all extremely convenient to shops, restaurants, and businesses, and living in any one of them might just lessen the annual mileage on your car! Come take a look at my listings and fall in love with your new home!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Happy 2017 from Ashley Cusack and Team!

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We wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017!

The photo above was taken at our annual holiday luncheon, this year we had it at Fontana at the Biltmore. It was a fabulous day! The image shows you some of our amazing behind the scenes people, as well as the usual suspects. From left to right, meet the team:

Melissa Gonzalez helps with our administrative work. Jonathan Malone is our wonderful webmaster. That’s me next to Jonathan, and my mom Ginger Jackson is beside me. Amy Steinhour is our social media guru. Lillian Osborn and Cristina Diez-Arguelles next to her are my in-office team who handle contracts, scheduling, and more. Lastly is Shari Menachem, one of my two affiliated realtors who can help you buy or sell your home! Not pictured are Karen McCammon and Grey Bryan – they were missed sorely at our luncheon.

Clearly being a realtor takes a village!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Why I Love Living in Coral Gables!

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Let me count the ways! (Sorry, I have been helping my daughter study Romeo and Juliet lately!) But really, I love the services in Coral Gables, like our police department, fire department, and the garbage pick-up. I know, really, the garbage pick-up? Yes, the people that work in all of these departments are helpful, friendly, and you really feel like they are there to take care of you. The garbage people, for example, will move out the way to let you pass and wave as you do – not to mention the fact that they retrieve the garbage from the side of your house so that you do not have to haul it out yourself!

The City Beautiful sure is beautiful, but there are even better reasons to live here! The services that our tax dollars provide are second-to-none, and our taxes are actually lower than many other parts of Miami-Dade County. That is why I love living in Coral Gables!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Great Start to the New Year!

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Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 is off to a great start for you – it sure is for me! On the first fiscal day of the year, I had three closings: two in Coconut Grove and one in the Redland. Three more closings are scheduled before the end of the month, which is indicative of the market upswing that we have seen recently.

Take a look at the graph above, which depicts months of inventory in Coral Gables, based on closed sales, between $1,000,000 & $2,000,000. You’ll see that between October and November of 2016, inventory fell from a peak of 26.5 months’ to 7.8 months’ worth. That is a dip that so drastic that it is certainly an anomaly, but if you compare November 2016 to November 2015, inventory is still down year over year. This past November’s inventory is also well below the average of 11.25 months’ inventory reflected in the graph, meaning that the market has picked up somewhat.

With 2017 promising an interest increase, we probably will not see another graph that looks quite so much like a roller coaster, but it is good to see inventory decreasing because houses are selling. I think that 2017 is going to be a great year for all of us here in South Florida!
See the full chart and stats on the current Coral Gables Real Estate saless.

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Gables Real Estate: 3rd Quarter 2016 Market Outlook

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The third quarter of 2016 saw definite changes in the Coral Gables real estate market, especially when you consider homes priced between $1,500,000-$2,000,000. When looking at properties in this price range that are not on the water (you’d be hard pressed to find waterfront for under $2,000,000 anymore!), and not in financial distress there are a few important trends.

The first statistical increase that we have seen in this market is the amount of inventory. The third quarter of 2016 has an average of 18.5% more available inventory than during the same timeframe last year. That kind of increasing number always makes me wary because a hefty amount of available properties can soften the market; however, the good news is that sales are up 37% in that same time period. While the number of closed sales is not staggering, it is great to see an uptick in that category.

Another interesting increase is the average sale price per square foot. This jumped 7% from third quarter 2015 to 2016. If you look at the chart and discount the two months that came in with “0” for the price per square foot, then the price increase has been slow but steady and we have landed at a very respectable $448/square foot as an average sale price.

What these trends show me is that pricing a home properly is more important than ever in today’s real estate market. Properties that are sitting on the market and keeping the available inventory high are those that are priced unrealistically, while those that come onto the market at the right price are moving relatively quickly to the “sold” column. While there is definitely an emotional side to purchasing a home, at the end of the day it truly is all about the bottom line, as indicated by the third quarter of this year! See my notes and charts on the current Coral Gables Real Estate trends.

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Coral Gables Speed Limit: Pump the Brakes!

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Did you know that a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle traveling at less than 30 miles per hour has a greater chance of survival than if they are hit by someone driving faster? This is why Coral Gables is considering lowering speed limits across much of the city to 25 miles per hour.

The proposal to reduce the speed limit in the Gables has been approved by traffic regulators at Miami-Dade County and has been preliminarily approved by Coral Gables city council. If it goes through, then the City Beautiful will join the likes of New York City and London – two cities that have slowed their own traffic.

In addition to reducing pedestrian fatalities, lowering the speed limit will also discourage commuters from using residential Gables streets as cut-throughs to avoid traffic. Some also say that, because all drivers will go the same speed, traffic will flow more consistently and be less stop-and-go. I am not so sure that slowing down cars is really a way to speed up traffic!

In theory, lowering the speed limit to 25 miles per hour is quite beneficial; however, it will be a matter of practice and enforcement that will really allow us to see a change. When and if our speeds are reduced, it will certainly be interesting to see what happens.

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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Art in the Roundabout: The Saga Continues

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I recently wrote about the controversial new sculpture that was installed at the Segovia / Biltmore Way roundabout, and apparently that piece of art is still getting a lot of attention from Coral Gables residents – and not in a good way.

There is a petition circulating that calls for the removal of artist Alice Aycock’s design. It proposes that the sculpture be moved someplace more appropriate, such as Fairchild Gardens. I actually think that it would be quite striking in that setting! Like in my previous blog “Real or Fake,” it would provide an interesting contrast between what an artist can design and what Mother Nature has brought to life.

In addition to the aforementioned petition, former New York Times journalist and Gables resident George Volsky has written a lengthy piece on the sculpture – and the fact that the vote to select the piece was dubious at best.

What do you think about it?

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8665, or visit her website at: Luxury Miami Real Estate

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 25 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

Consistently in the top 10 company-wide at EWM for the past 15 years, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ashley Cusack at {305.798.8685, email and website}. EWM Realtors.

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