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Foreign Investment, or Lack Thereof

Ashley Brinson Cusack

A little while ago I attended the Luxury Portfolio International Summit on Miami Beach. It is a great opportunity to network with my fellow realtors, not to mention it is incredibly educational! One subject that was discussed extensively at this year’s conference was the lack of foreign real estate investment in the United States. Miami is a very international market, so we have certainly felt this change over the past year, and I was interested to learn...Continue Reading!

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Miami Home Buying Tips: Cast Iron Plumbing

Ashley Brinson Cusack

Lately I have had two deals hit rough patches because their inspections have revealed cast iron pipes under the house. Cast iron piping, which was utilized until around the mid-1970’s, ultimately corrodes and gives way, which can cause major water damage to a home. Now, if a home is built with a crawl space, replacing this type of plumbing is not such a huge undertaking because a plumber can go right under the house and work from there....Continue Reading!

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The Foreign Buyers

Ashley Brinson Cusack

Here is a link to a great article from the EWM 2017 Real Estate Market Outlook publication. It gives clear insight into the foreign market. It has such great implications on our daily market and this article paints a pretty clear picture of where we are today with hopes that this market will pick back up in 2018. 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...Continue Reading!

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South Miami Home for Sale on the Ludlum Trail

Ashley Brinson Cusack

I have just listed a wonderful 55,844 square foot property with a lovely 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom home at 7643 SW 71 Avenue. One of the most unique things about this property is its central location that feels so remote and, most importantly, that it backs up to the Ludlum Trail. What is the Ludlum Trail, you ask? It is a 100 foot wide, 6.2 mile long trail that runs from Dadeland Station to Miami International Airport. “Running right...Continue Reading!

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The Importance of Giving Back

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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#6 Company-Wide at EWM Realty International!

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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Yes, You Really DO Need a Realtor!

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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Miami Real Estate Insight

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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Miami Real Estate Market: Fickle Buyers

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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