Luxury Miami Real Estate

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550 South Dixie Highway

Coral Gables, FL 33146

Cell: 305-798-8685

Office: 305-960-5330

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#6 Company-Wide at EWM Realty International!

I am honored and humbled to announce that I came in sixth company-wide in 2016! I am extremely proud of this accomplishment – especially because it was a tough year for everyone! I have now been in the top 10 at EWM for over 15 years. My clients are truly what have gotten me here, and I greatly appreciate your business, your belief in me, and your continued referrals. Thank you so much!

If you want to see the sales that ranked me sixth at EWM for 2016, click on this link. Additionally, if you need help buying or selling in 2017, please do not hesitate to contact me. Let’s make 2017 the best year yet!

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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I Am Thankful

EWM was recently recognized as the top broker in Dade County, for the past 12 months, in sales $1 million and above. I also was recognized as the top producer in this same category. I am so thankful to be working with EWM, such a reputable company.


It’s hard for me to believe that I have been working in Real Estate for 24 years already. Born and raised in Miami, I love my city, the people I have grown up with and also the new relationships I have built throughout the years in this business. There’s a quote, “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” It’s true and here’s to many more years of success ahead.

Feel free to call me with any questions or real estate advice 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 #7 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2014, 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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Recently Reduced ~ For Both Sale or Rent

Listing Price: $795,000  ~  Rental Price:  $4,500/monthly

6990 SW 61st Street - Front

6990 SW 61st Street is a unique find in Miami.  Once you are at home in this magical retreat, it feels like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle; however you really are only a few minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Coral Gables and South Miami. 

When first built, this home was originally marketed as part of the Little Lakes Marina Development.  Situated on a lush property with a little canoe lake at the edge, this home retains all of its 1947 charm, but has been lovingly updated by its current owners to include the best of all worlds. 

The home has 3 bedrooms plus a den/guest room, 3.5 bathrooms, breakfast room, family room, playroom and laundry room. The magnificent master suite has beautiful hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, and a stunning bathroom with a clawfoot tub and separate shower. The home brings the outside in with French doors in the family room inviting you to the gorgeous backyard and outdoor cabana overlooking the newly refinished pool. The yard has numerous fruit trees – star fruit, avocado, mulberry, loquat & orange.

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6990 SW 61st Canoe Lake

 

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Miami is #1

 
TrophyDid you see the article  in the Herald on Tuesday written by Toluse Olorunnipa?  Miami has been voted the top market in the nation to buy a house instead of renting one! 
 

What does all this mean?  And how did we get hit with such an honor?
The article explains that Trulia, one of the top real estate research firms, conducted a study comparing home prices vs. rental prices in 50 of the country’s biggest cities, and analyzed in which city buying a home made the most financial sense.  They figure this out by comparing what it would cost to buy a home, versus what it would cost to rent that same home for a year. They then take that ratio of buying to renting, and that number determines how cost effective it is to buy somewhere instead of rent. For example, say you bought a home for $200,000, and the cost to rent that same home for a year was $20,000, then your buy-to-rent ratio would be 10. The report states that any ratio below 15 is considered a buyers market, and right now Miami has a ratio of 6!  The study states that the worst places to buy right now are cities like New York and Seattle, where ratios are as high as 31.

 
If you think you might want to look into buying instead of renting, feel free to give me a call at 305.798.8685. I’d be happy to talk to you further about the advantages of homeownership!

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Magical New Listing!

6990 SW 61st Street ~ $850,000

Open Today 12:00 – 2:00

Open Sunday 2:30 – 4:00

6990 SW 61st FrontEscape the hustle-bustle of Miami to this magical retreat! This home has been beautifully updated fulfilling all of today’s needs & desires while maintaining its original charm. The home has 3 bedrooms plus a den/guest room, 3.5 bathrooms, breakfast room, family room, playroom and laundry room. The magnificent master suite has beautiful hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, and a stunning bathroom with a clawfoot tub and separate shower. The home brings the outside in with French doors in the family room inviting you to the gorgeous backyard and outdoor cabana overlooking the newly refinished pool. The yard has numerous fruit trees (star fruit, avocado, mulberry, loquat & orange) and is situated on a hill that slopes down to a quaint lake, perfect for paddling a canoe. The pool deck has been newly redone and there is tons of room to play in the backyard. Nothing to do but move in!  Click Here  for Virtual Tour.

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6990 SW 61st Pool

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Price: The Real Estate Bulls Eye

Price: The Real Estate Bulls Eye

Price: The Real Estate Bulls Eye

People are always asking me how’s the Miami real estate market? How are you doing? How’s the year going? I am lucky and thankful to be able to say that I’m actually having a great year. I’ve had a lot of transactions close because there are a lot of buyers out there ready to buy. So my listings are being shown, offers are being made, and deals are being put together.

The main problem I see with this market is that there are still many homes on the market that are overpriced. So buyers are being turned off from homes they don’t think they can afford, while if they made an offer, the seller might be more willing to come to terms with the current market than their price reflects. It seems sometimes that you don’t know what a seller’s “real” price is until you make the offer, get the conversation going with them, and see where they really stand.

A year ago, we didn’t have many comps to use when pricing homes, so knowing where something would sell was more unpredictable. These days however, things are selling again so we have good comps to use when looking at how to price a house. You can get a pretty good target of the value of a house today –  something that was more difficult a year ago.

Sellers have to be realistic and understand that even if they did get an offer higher than what the market commands, most buyers today are getting mortgages (because interest rates are still so inviting) which means the property will need to be appraised. And if it’s not in line with the market, the property won’t appraise, and the bank won’t approve the loan.

Pricing is somewhat of an art. You don’t want to underprice a home – you want to price it close enough that you are going to get the activity desired on the home. While it’s tempting in this market to overprice to build a nice cushion expecting low-ball offers, the closer you price your home to the actual sales price, the larger the pool of buyers you will find. With a larger pool of buyers, you may even end up with competition for your house!

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