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The Miami Open Moves

I have always loved the Miami Open and proud that it is often considered the “fifth Grand Slam.” While I am not able to spend every day at the tennis tournament and usually only make it out one day, it has been such a treat to have it in our back yard on Key Biscayne. I am sure many of the residents find it to be a major inconvenience when we all descend upon their community, but what a beautiful setting to spend the day or week while watching the most elite tennis players in the world strut their stuff.

Unfortunately for me, and I believe Miami, the Miami Open is moving to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. While I do like the stadium, and feel that the improvements that have been made are magnificent, it is not a convenient, stunning drive to the Hard Rock. Rather, it is an aggressive slog on I-95 – quite different than the lovely Rickenbacker Causeway.

I know that the Hard Rock Stadium, with its new, modern upgrades, will be a wonderful place to host a tennis tournament, and I wish them well. I am sure that I will make my way up there to watch tennis in 2019. In the meantime, I am going to take in as many matches as I can at the 2018 Miami Open while it is still on Key Biscayne! Tennis anyone?

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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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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Miami Real Estate Insight

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending a market outlook meeting put on by EWM called Insight. The panelists were Alice N. Bravo P.E., the Director of Transportation & Public Works, Miami-Dade County, Dr. J. Antonio Vallamil, Founder & Principal, Washington Economics Group and Ron Shuffield, President & CEO, EWM Realty International.

It was interesting and enlightening. The real estate take away from Ron was that, as realtors, we should be pushing to reduce asking prices. Currently our $1,000,000 + single family home market is carrying a 26 month supply and there has been an 11% decrease in sales. I have said this many times, but below 12 month’s inventory represents a seller’s market, 12-18 month’s supply is a balanced market and over 18 month’s supply is a buyer’s market. In spite of these numbers, I will say, we have experienced a lot of activity in the past few months. Priced well, good houses are selling. The foreign buyers, or lack thereof, really hit us last year. 2 years ago 32% of every buyer was from outside of the country, last year 25% were foreigners. The most dramatic example of this are the Argentinians who would be spending 24% more with their currency value compared to our dollar today versus a year ago.

The good news is the value of luxury we afford in Miami compared to other important cities in the world. A 120 sq meter (1,291 sq ft) condo in Monte Carlo, for example, is a staggering $45,000/sq meter ($4,349/sf), while Miami Beach is $8,180/sq meter ($760/sf). New York is $22,482/sq meter ($2,089/sf) and Downtown Miami is $5,113/sq meter ($475/sf). It makes Miami look like a deal, right?!

I am cautiously positive about 2017, as we have gotten off to a great start! Much different than last year!

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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Coral Gables Flowers: Real or Fake?

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I live in Coral Gables and am a fan of the circles they have added to our streets over the past few years. They slow down traffic and provide a pretty view adding to the ambiance of Coral Gables. So I am interested in people’s opinions of the new “art” that was put up at the Segovia and Biltmore Way round about. It is a group of big metal flowers. I was interested in the story behind it and learned that it is the first piece of art commissioned by the City Beautiful since the 1920’s. I understand the city paid $1,000,000 for this and what is going up on the next circle over at Segovia and Coral Way. The artist is Alice Aycock.

I was driving down Blue Road the other day and saw a gorgeous Poinciana tree in full orange bloom. I couldn’t help but think it certainly didn’t cost as much and God did a pretty good job!

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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Thank you for 2014!

Luxury Miami realtorToday I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you! Thank you to all my clients past and present for helping me achieve so much in real estate. I feel so fortunate to get to do what I love! Real estate is more than a full-time job, but getting to know interesting people and being a part of something that is this important in their life makes it so fulfilling. I also want to congratulate my fellow EWM colleagues for their success this year. I am proud to be ranked 7th out of about 800 agents. Please click HERE to see my EWM colleagues. Do not hesitate to call me with any real estate question or needs and thank you again! Call me directly at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 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.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, 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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An Incredible 2014

Luxury Miami RealtorI normally talk about what listings I have, but rarely mention my sales. This week I wanted to share what we have been doing this year, because it is truly remarkable. I knew it had been busy and that we had sold many homes, but looking at the numbers I realized so far this year we have closed 80% {over $40 million} of what we sold in all of 2013 and have the other 20% in pending sales. It is amazing that I am going to better what was a great 2013! My sales this year represent the strong market, but also lots of hard work and a wonderful client base! If I can help you with any of your real estate needs, please call me at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 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.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, 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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What we Keep we Lose. What we Give Remains our Own.

Luxury Miami RealtorThis was my high school motto and is a code I try to live by. Real estate is more than a full-time job, and there are weeks that feel quite challenging. With a lack of time to lunch with friends, volunteering became my social and my community service, it is my connection with my children’s schools and my release from a tough day. Between open houses and appointments today, I got to spend time at our old school with friends while encouraging people to attend a church fundraiser, help as the booster mom at my children’s cross country meet and, finally, write letters on behalf of the annual fund. Reflecting on the day, I realize how lucky I am! Get involved, and find all the good that giving back gives you. For all your real estate needs, contact me, Ashley Cusack, at 305.798.8685 or visit my website: Luxury Miami Real Estate.

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 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.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, 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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The Miami Real Estate $1 Million Club

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2013 was a record year for sales in Miami-Dade County over $1 Million. EWM alone averaged a $1M+ sale every 18 hours last year! The great news is that this trend has continued into 2014.

Countywide, we are currently averaging 172 sales per month over $1Million which is really incredible, and EWM’s average is increasing as well! What I find especially interesting is that only about 40% of these sales are single family homes – 60% of them are condos! 10 years ago, no one thought the day would come that more condos than homes sold over $1Million!

Our market is strong right now and people want to be in Miami, which is helping drive our market. Cash sales are also more common today than ever before. It’s an exciting time to be in real estate in Miami!

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Miami Real Estate Spring Market Update – March 2014

Ron Shuffield, the president of EWM Realty, circulated a video this week with an update on the Miami real estate market. It’s always worth hearing what Ron has to share!

 

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Luxury Real Estate Worldwide & in Miami

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Christie’s International Real Estate (EWM’s affiliate) recently introduced a publication to explore luxury real estate around the world. In the recent issue, the markets in London, Miami and New York were examined and compared – 3 cutting edge cities currently experiencing tremendous growth. While prices and sales volumes are significantly higher in London and New York, Miami certainly has a considerable amount of luxury real estate and savvy buyers around the world are aware. EWM sold a $1+ million property in South Florida every 17 hours in 2013! With Miami’s emerging art and cultural scene, there’s no doubt this trend will continue as more of the world’s wealthiest flock here to buy real estate so they too can enjoy our beaches and temperate climate. People want to live in Miami right now, and our high-end market is thriving!

Luxury Miami Real Estate

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 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.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, 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!

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