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New Price on the Biltmore Golf Course

Whether you like the big picture such as perfectly-framed views of the Biltmore Golf Course and Hotel, or you are passionate about the small details like hand-wrought plaster moldings, this 6,527 square foot home is perfect for you! Located on a 17,500 square foot lot on a little-traveled street, this stately residence includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and was renovated and expanded by the current owner.

The elegant foyer welcomes you to enjoy the gorgeous living room with fireplace, music room, bar, and graceful dining room. The golf course views continue through the chef’s kitchen with oversized breakfast room and huge family room with high coffered ceilings and tall windows. The second-floor master suite is a true sanctuary with its own sitting room, chic marble bathroom, and enormous walk-in closet. There are 3 additional bedrooms upstairs, one of which has its own study. Outside, the covered porch serves as true living space and it, or floating in the sparkling pool, is the best place in town to catch the Biltmore’s July 4th fireworks spectacular!

Refined millwork, gorgeous hardwood floors, impact glass throughout, two laundry rooms, transom windows, and so many more details make this one of the finest homes in Coral Gables.

Check it out here: http://1257Mariola/

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in these extra-hot areas, or anywhere in Miami, please call me at 305-798-8685, 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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Sunset Elementary School District Homes

Are you dying to get your kids into Sunset Elementary School? Well, I have four amazing opportunities for you to do so!


506 Sunset Drive is an elegant estate home with 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms situated in three separate but connected structures: the main house, guest house, and 2 car garage with apartment. Fine finishes include the Scavolini kitchen, Italian bathrooms, pool with spa, steam room, and so much more all on a 28,600 square foot oak-laden lot. Click here for more information and photos.


7900 Altamira Street has been expanded and renovated to stunning perfection. The 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home measures 4,707 adjusted square feet and also includes a 1/1 maid’s quarters. Its 20,000 square foot lot has a gorgeous pool, barbecue area, and plenty of space to play. Beautiful master suite, vaulted ceilings, new kitchen, and so much more! Click here for more information and photos.


6920 Veronese Street spans 3,999 square feet on a stunning 18,500 square foot lot. The split floor plan includes 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The ultra-private master suite has vaulted wood beamed ceilings, an enormous bathroom, and fabulous walk-in closet. This is a wonderful opportunity to renovate and make an already-special property your own. Click here for more information and photos.


7415 SW 56 Avenue is a lovely rental in a close-in High Pines location, just a stone’s throw away from the shops and restaurants of South Miami. The charming home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and open living spaces. Updated eat-in kitchen, hurricane impact glass windows and doors, and a 9,375 square foot lot. Click here for more information and photos.

Come live in one of these fabulous homes and love sending your kids to Sunset Elementary School!

If you are looking to buy or sell a home anywhere in Miami, please call me at 305-798-8685, 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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The Future is Here in Miami

Did you know that Ford is testing self-driving cars in Miami? The company announced that Miami is going to be the first large-scale testing site of its driver-less fleet of cars. Why Miami, you ask? Well, the city has very challenging traffic but other factors like, “its weather, its variety of driving environments — from its densely packed downtown to its more residential exurbs — and the receptiveness of city officials to the new technology,” according to the Miami Herald.

There will be two fleets of self-driving cars hitting our streets, one group will be mapping and perfecting the technology and the other is going to deliver pizzas! Ford has paired up with Domino’s to test that service: I think it will be interesting for my gluten-free pizza to be delivered without the delivery man.

Ford is not giving too many specifics, so we do not really know exactly when the driver-less fleets are going to roll out, nor do we know exactly where the cars will be housed. What we do know is that there will be a human inside of these cars just in case something goes wrong, which I think is a smart idea.

If driver-less cars are going to help with Miami’s traffic, then I am happy for our city to be Ford’s guinea pig. What do you think about this new technology?

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in these extra-hot areas, or anywhere in Miami, please call me at 305-798-8685, 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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We’re #1!

Bragging about myself makes me uncomfortable. But bragging about my company, EWM Realty International? That is something that I am glad to do! There are a lot of reasons for me to boast about EWM, but I think that one of the most impressive is that in 2017 we were the top broker in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Area 41 (comprised of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, part of Brickell, and a few other neighborhoods), and Area 51 (South Gables, East of Old Cutler). These are some ultra-competitive neighborhoods and EWM is blowing other brokerages out of the water. Check out the Coral Gables chart shown above: EWM sold twice as much as our closest competitor! Obviously 2017 was a great year to be a realtor at EWM and I know that 2018 is only going to be better!
If you are looking to buy or sell a home in these extra-hot areas, or anywhere in Miami, please call me at 305-798-8685, 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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The Miami Market is HOT!

The end of 2017 sure felt slow for South Florida’s real estate market. Hurricane Irma hit in September, and after that it just seemed like it took ages for the market to pick up steam. 2018, on the other hand, is off to a wonderful start! Not just for me, but for almost every realtor that I have talked to lately – Miami is moving again! I recently came across an article in The Real Deal, which is a website that has a section dedicated to South Florida real estate, and it says that Miami is not just moving, it is flying!

The article states that, “Between 2012 and 2017, the median home price in Miami rose 57 percent to $275,000, according to Property Shark.” That is a huge leap! There are several hot areas in town, and two of the zip codes that the article lists are places where I frequently have listings and buyers: 33146 and 33156. 33146 is largely Coral Gables near the University of Miami, and 33156 includes the South Gables Old Cutler corridor and Pinecrest. These are both fabulous sections that are full luxurious homes as well as amenities like shopping, great schools, restaurants, and more, so of course people want to live there, and clearly they are paying a premium for those conveniences.

Check out the full article by clicking here. It is great to read about, and to experience, Miami’s real estate market’s resurgence.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in these extra-hot areas, or anywhere in Miami, please call me at 305-798-8685, 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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Rare Opportunity to Own a Compound in Coral Gables

If you have not seen my listing at 6710 LeJeune Road, then you are truly missing out on an outstanding opportunity to own and customize your own compound in the heart of Coral Gables.

Sitting regally on a 13,500 square foot corner lot, this 5,736 square foot home is the grande dame of Coral Gables’ iconic Dutch South African Village. More than just a house, this is a true compound for an extended family, people with frequent guests, or those with live-in help. The main house is comprised of 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus large formal living and dining rooms, family room, and spacious kitchen. The1-bedroom in-law’s quarters has a private entrance, kitchen, roomy bathroom, fireplace, and access to the main house. Outside of the main structure is the 2-story guest house with kitchen, bathroom, and 2 bedrooms. There is also a large pool, 2-car garage, and easy access to the Gables, South Miami, and Coconut Grove. This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of history and make it your own!

If you would like to visit this historic compound, then please call me at 305-798-8685.

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me 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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The New and Lovely Giralda Plaza

While you will often find me dining on Miracle Mile, in Merrick Park, or somewhere in Coconut Grove, I had not been out to eat on Giralda in quite some time. I recently went to the ever-reliable Bangkok Bangkok, located on what is now the Giralda Plaza, and I really loved how Coral Gables has transformed the area! What was once a typical street has been closed off to traffic and is now a beautiful pedestrian corridor surrounded by shops and restaurants, restaurants that can now serve their diners outside in a lovely atmosphere. There was even live music playing when I visited! I always recommend Bangkok Bangkok but go check out Talavera and Mesa Mar as well.

If you have not been to the new Giralda Plaza, treat yourself to an evening out!

Photo from shopcoralgables.com

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, 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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Paseo de la Riviera: the New Project at the Old Holiday Inn

If you have driven down US1 in Coral Gables lately, then you might have noticed that the old Holiday Inn across from the University of Miami has been demolished. This demolition has been a long time coming, but it was wild to see this longstanding building gone. What a change on the highway!

The parcel that housed the Holiday Inn is being re-imagined by NP International and, when all is said and done, it will be a mixed use retail, hotel, and residential development. Called Paseo de la Riviera, this project will also include an open-air “paseo,” or walkway that will encourage pedestrian traffic to the property’s various shops, cafes, and even a “chef driven neighborhood restaurant,” according to its website.

With a 252 room hotel and 224 residences in addition to retail spaces, it does seem like parking will problematic. The developer is including 840 parking spaces and a valet at the property, and although that is a big number it does still seem a bit tight to me! Traffic has also been a concern, but the developer claims that, “It is important to note that Paseo is not a significant traffic generator. Paseo will be the source of substantially fewer vehicular trips, over a far more limited period of time, than the traffic volumes associated with the scale of big-box retail or strip-mall development that could be developed on the site.” I sure do hope that that proves to be correct because we definitely do not need any additional traffic in the area!

Like every project that aims to enhance our South Florida community, I wish Paseo de la Rivera well. However, if it makes it even more difficult to travel up and down US1, then you might be reading a totally different blog about this development in a couple of years!

Photo from www.paseodelariviera.com

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, 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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Slow Down in Coral Gables

Although a recent article in Forbes claims that Boston has the nation’s worst drivers, when I am on the streets of Miami it sure does feel like we should take the top spot! Whether I am running or driving, it seems like someone who is speeding, texting, improperly utilizing a 4-way stop, or simply not paying attention is going to hit me. I feel this way every single time that I am on the roads – it’s crazy out there! Fortunately, I live in Coral Gables, a city that recognizes this problem and has implemented measures to stop it. Namely, they have reduced the speed limit for residential streets to 25 miles per hour.

It does not seem as though many Miamians know this, but the speed limit on residential streets is actually 30 miles per hour. A 5 mile per hour reduction sure does not feel like much, but a Miami Herald article from May purports that it “gives pedestrians a much better chance of survival if they’re hit by a car, according to studies from the AAA Foundation. Slowing down also can help reduce the number of accidents.”

The new speed limits in the Gables are now in effect; however, the new 25 mile per hour speed limit signage is still not in place. From what I have heard, once those signs go up the police department will strictly enforce the new maximum speed in residential neighborhoods. Whether you live in Coral Gables or just pass through, it is time to slow down just a little bit in order to make everyone safer. With fewer accidents, traffic might get better too!

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, 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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FPL’s Coconut Grove-Galloway Project

FPL is in the process of replacing the poles that support the power lines running along Ponce de Leon Boulevard from Red Road all the way to Douglas and Bird roads. Dubbed the Coconut Grove-Galloway project, this effort is designed to strengthen the power grid by installing taller, stronger poles, thereby making power restoration faster and more efficient after a major storm. At the outset of the project, people complained that the taller poles were going to be an eye sore, but after spending many, many power-less days after Irma, I am hoping that what seems to be inevitable becomes a positive.

I actually called FPL to ask them about the project and how much longer they expect it to take. They could not give me any definitive completion date because they said that their resources are still spread thin after the hurricane. Although that was sort of a non-answer, I have to say that I was impressed by FPL’s responsiveness on the phone. I called and someone immediately picked up. When I told him that I wanted more information about the Coconut Grove-Galloway project, he told me that he was not the right person to give me that information but that he would have someone call me. I rolled my eyes upon hanging up because surely they would never call me back! Five minutes later the power company proved me wrong because Miguel rang and told me all that he could about the new power poles on Ponce. Nice work, FPL!

I am sorry for that little digression, but I really was impressed. I hope that the Coconut Grove-Galloway pole installation project delivers on its promises and makes power restoration a breeze in the future.

If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would love to help you! Call me at 305.798.8685, 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 305.798.8685, 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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