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Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Venice in the Gables Art Exhibit

If you have driven through downtown Coral Gables lately, I’m sure you are wondering what those big colorful poles on the sidewalks are. They are actually part of a temporary art exhibit called Venice in the Gables that is celebrating the completion of the renovation of Miracle Mile.

These eight-foot works of art are inspired by the Venetian poles that were used as canal markers in the early designs of the City of Coral Gables. They were also used to add to the design of the Venetian Pool. Each of these poles from the city’s early beginnings has been given a modern twist. Many different native artists have brought their own fresh and colorful interpretations.

There are 33 poles sponsored by all different people and companies in Coral Gables. In fact, the pole located on 201 Alhambra Circle called Tutti Fruiti Tropical Beauty was sponsored by our very own EWM Realty International. These hand-painted poles have brought a unique blend of history and new art to the vibrant downtown area of Coral Gables. Go take a peek before time is up!

Photo courtesy of City of Coral Gables: www.coralgables.com

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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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 305.798.8685, 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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Is Mercury Retrograde?

When I am having a tough week I always wonder if Mercury is retrograde. Today I Googled it, and, as you can see from the picture above, I am clearly not the only one who is asking the same question! No, Mercury is currently not retrograde and, according to www.ismercuryinretrograde.com, Something else must be bumming [me] out . . . That is correct! Appraisals are bumming me out! Those that should come in high have been low, and those that should be low have come in astonishingly high. Maybe we will have better luck when Mercury is retrograde? One can only hope!
If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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The Importance of Giving Back

I recently attended the Luxury Portfolio Conference on Miami Beach, and one entire morning was spent talking about giving back. I absolutely love that this topic was given so much importance in a high-end luxury real estate seminar. I have always believed in giving back and find that it is one of the most important aspects of my life, whether I am coaching lacrosse, volunteering with the Junior League Foundation or Beaux Arts, or serving on my church’s vestry.

My high school motto was “what we keep we lose, and only what we give remains our own.” I still believe in this mantra and I continue to try to live that way! I am so glad that the real estate community worldwide is buying into this!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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Yes, You Really DO Need a Realtor!

I was recently featured in a Miami Herald article about finding the right realtor. I was so happy to be included in this informative piece that answers many of the questions that people have when they decide to buy or sell a home.

People often ask me why they should use a realtor. Whether you are buying or selling, I would say that the answer to that is simple: experience. Some people only buy or sell one home in their lives, and, as a realtor, I do it every single day so I am familiar with the ins and outs of the contract, the market, etc. Aside from experience, another thing that a realtor brings to the table is time. It takes time and effort to buy or sell a home, so let your realtor be the one who organizes showings and makes the calls or writes the emails to negotiate a deal. Focus on your life and let me do the rest!

The Herald gives you many more reasons as to why working with a realtor is a must-do, so go ahead and check it out by clicking on this link. When you do so, take a peek at the second photo in the top slideshow and you will see me and my fellow EWM associate Nick Cachaldora, plus you will get a glimpse of my fabulous listing at 944 Andres Avenue!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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 Market: Fickle Buyers

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The state of the market can be calculated in numbers, but often there is just a feel we have that really reflects the pulse better than any numbers could. Right now we are in a market where there is lots of activity, but you better be ready to react quickly. Buyers are fickle and are jumping right on to something else if they are not getting what they want, or getting it fast enough.

We have had two offers in the past couple of weeks that seemed like standing offers, meaning the buyer wanted the house if the seller ever came around to their terms. In both situations, the seller ultimately decided to work with the buyer, but the buyers had already set their sites on different houses. All markets are different and the way we work with buyers and sellers also differs, but this is one where, as a seller’s agent, you better have your seller ready to react quickly.

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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Is Chivalry Dead?

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I recently showed a house that is fenced and gated. The gate has no motor, so to access the driveway, I have to manually push the gate open: it is heavy, so this takes some effort! Anyhow, the buyer and his realtor, both men, were early and when I got there they simply sat in their car and watched me struggle rather than offering to help. Is chivalry dead?!

If you know me, then you know that I am no shrinking violet. I am a distance runner, I work hard on my career, I take pride in being independent and strong, and I believe in girl power! I am raising my daughter to be her own woman, but I am also raising my son to be a gentleman. He opens doors, says “ma’am,” and would never sit in his car and watch someone struggle if it was in his power to help them.

I know that this post has just devolved into a rant, but it really irritated me to see those men twiddling their thumbs as I put all of my might into opening that gate! Heck, it would have bugged me had it been two women who did not offer to help – women can be chivalrous too! The next time you see someone who you can help, even just a little bit, then why not do it? Let’s all bring chivalry back to life!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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Homes for Sale: Thinking About Pinecrest?

The city of Pinecrest has established itself as one of South Florida’s favorite areas. What’s not to love? The schools are outstanding, there are parks galore, and there are many restaurant and shopping options: it is a fabulous place to be! If you are interested in purchasing a home in this stellar community, then check out my current Pinecrest listings – these are wonderful options for anyone!


6740 SW 133 Terrace is a spectacular 7 bedroom/8.5 bathroom home that was custom built in 2008. It features a magnificent kitchen, beautiful formal living and dining rooms, family room overlooking the porch and pool beyond, plus a second living area upstairs. The master suite is a true getaway with a spa-like bathroom and tons of closet space! The home features a half basketball court, impact glass windows and doors, gated acre lot, and too many other special details to list here. You’ll have to come see it! For more info on the 6855 SW 92 Street listing, go to: 6740sw133terrace.com


6855 SW 92 Street is a North Pinecrest gem with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a split layout, and is located on a stunning, gated acre – with a sparkling pool and half basketball court! The home has a lovely courtyard entrance, complete with wrought iron detailing, formal living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen, sunny family room, and is in the coveted Pinecrest Elementary School district. Move right in and enjoy the Pinecrest lifestyle. For more info on the 6855 SW 92 Street listing, go to: 6855sw92street.com


7845 SW 126 Terrace is situated on an extremely special street lined with oak trees and beautiful neighboring properties. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and has been renovated with great care and attention to detail. Beyond the freeform pool you will find the 1 bedroom/1.5 bathroom guest house that has its own kitchen and living area. With impact glass windows and doors, a new roof, and a huge lot, this is a great home for anyone. For more info on the 7845 SW 126 Terrace listing, go to: 7845sw126terrace.com


11800 SW 66 Avenue is a sprawling 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom home on a corner lot in the peaceful heart of Pinecrest. The foyer entrance leads to spacious formal living and dining rooms, as well as the ample kitchen and family room. The kitchen, family room, and master bedroom all open up onto the deep covered porch and the large pool beyond. This is the Pinecrest opportunity that you have been waiting for! For more info on the 11800 SW 66 Avenue listing, go to: 11800sw66avenue.com


6525 SW 131 Street is located in the desirable Devonwood community. This wooded 40,831 square foot lot features a babbling brook, main house, and guest house. The possibilities here are endless – either start fresh with brand new construction or restore the unique, Frank Lloyd Write-esque house to its original grandeur. For more info on the 6525 SW 131 Street listing, go to: 6525sw131street.com

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 305.798.8685, 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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Snapshot of the South Florida Luxury Market

One of the great benefits of working with an EWM Realty International Realtor® is that behind every experienced Broker, is a wealth of experts researching and analyzing not only our South Florida marketplace, but national and international markets as well.

We all contribute our own unique expertise and insights, and share our analyses with the EWM community. Ultimately, after all the numbers are done being gathered and crunched, terrific insights are revealed that we can then share with you.

EWM Realtors really do have the most current pulse of the local market today – and for the future.

Today, I share some new market information from the recent publication of the EWM Insight – Mid-Year Update. Of most interest to me right now is a snapshot of the Luxury Market in South Florida:

1.) Inventory of properties priced at $1 million or more in Miami-Dade is up 49%. As the amount of homes in this price range rises, it puts pressure on pricing and the pace of sales.

2.) For the first time since 2010, the amount of single-family home sales in this price range have outpaced condo sales.

The net result and general theory at this point is that the Miami-Dade inventory will level off after a series of significant increases in 2016. And, while stabilizing inventories are a positive step overall, sales for all prices ranges continues to be flat as we move into the second half of 2016.

My personal point of view is that with the correct pricing, your home will sell well in any environment. My own strategies for determining competitive pricing are not only based on a quick sale, but work to ensure that my listing client’s financial and timing needs are met.

Bottom line? Smart and fair pricing will result in the successful sale of your home.

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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Zika in Miami: What it Means and What to Do

Unless you have been off the grid for the past few months you know about Zika, the mosquito-transmitted virus that can cause microcephaly, which stunts head growth, in babies born that are born to infected pregnant women. Unfortunately, more than one dozen Zika cases have occurred due to individuals being bitten by infected mosquitos within a 500 square foot section of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, a trendy hotspot near downtown. This has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a travel warning to the neighborhood, which has made for a radical downturn in business in that section of town.

The good news for Wynwood is that the warning – and the stigma surrounding it – could go away in a relatively short period of time. According to the Washington Post, this could be “when the Miami environment is no longer conducive for mosquito activity, when evidence shows that the risk of transmission has been sufficiently reduced, or when no new local-transmission cases have been identified for 45 days, which equals three mosquito incubation periods.”

The city of Miami has reacted quickly to the Zika threat, spraying the area with insecticides designed to kill mosquitoes, but as residents we should remain proactive and vigilant about mosquito protection. For instance, standing water is a mosquito breeding ground, so if you find any in a pot, in a non-running fountain, or just in the form of a big puddle, be sure to get rid of it. Spray insecticides at your own home (a Mosquitonix system is effective – and great for the re-sale of your house). Ransom Everglades, my children’s school, recommends that they wear long sleeve shirts and pants instead of shorts to their first weeks of class (which is no fun in this hot, sticky August!). You should also carry and use an Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellant that contains DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535, which, according to EPA, are safe and effective. Try to stay indoors as much as possible: this is hard for me as a runner!

If we are all vigilant, then hopefully the Zika threat will be gone from Miami soon. Until then, be proactive and guard yourselves against mosquitoes. The next time I see you I can guarantee that I will smell like bug spray. I hope that you do too!

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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Lovely, Large Pine Bay Estates South Home

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My listing at 7350 SW 153 Street is the perfect place to call home! At just under 5,000 square feet, it includes 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, so there is room for everyone…and then some.

When you step through the double front doors into the foyer and formal living room beyond, the house just feels light, bright, and airy, particularly because that room has very high, vaulted ceilings. The formal dining room is the perfect place to host Thanksgiving or any other fabulous meal, and the spacious eat-in kitchen is ideal for their preparation. It includes wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, ample pantry space, a large breakfast area, and beautiful pool views. Everyone will enjoy relaxing in the large family room, which also steps out onto the generous covered patio and pool beyond.

The master bedroom in this home is truly a sanctuary. Located on the ground level, it features not just one, but two bathrooms! Both have lovely marble tiling, and one has a deep soaking tub and extra counter space, while the other includes a walk-in shower. The bedroom itself is oversized with room for a sitting area or office space, and the double walk-in closets give homeowners plenty of storage.

In addition to the master, there are five other bedrooms. One is on the first floor and currently serves as an office, while the other four can be found upstairs. Like the master bedroom, two of the upstairs rooms are oversized.

Located on a 20,038sf corner lot in Pine Bay Estates South, a community with roving nighttime security, this house is ready for its new owners to call it home. Come take a look and fall in love with the spaces, the finishes, and the location. This place has it all! For more info, go to: 7350sw153st.com

If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a call at 305.798.8685, 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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