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Click Your Heels Together Three Times

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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Should You Rent or Buy?

Ashley Brinson Cusack

Have you ever wondered if it makes more sense for you to rent? For generations, buying a home was considered to be the epitome of the American dream. However, in recent years, people have been debating whether buying a home is always better than renting. Many people are putting the American dream on hold, to rent for a few years. To help you make this big decision, we have included a calculator to see the difference that...Continue Reading!

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Spice It Up!

Ashley Brinson Cusack

If you don't already participate in Miami Spice, it's time to spice up your life and try it out! Miami Spice is designed to encourage visitors and locals to explore new restaurants and visit old favorites by providing discounted three-course meals. There is no membership or sign-up required to enjoy Miami Spice. Now through September 30, close to 240 of the city's best restaurants are offering prix-fixe lunches for $23 and dinners for $39, and Miami Spice 2017 has sweetened...Continue Reading!

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Is Mercury Retrograde?

Ashley Brinson Cusack

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...Continue Reading!

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Nine Divine Open Houses!

Ashley Brinson Cusack

I am holding nine houses open this Memorial Day Weekend! Come to one or to all of them – I look forward to seeing you there! Saturday, May 27: 11800 SW 66 Ave - 12:00-2:00 437 Perugia Ave - 12:30-2:30 6710 LeJeune Rd -12:30-2:30 7643 SW 71 Ave - 2:30-4:30 680 Destacada Ave - 3:00-5:00 Sunday, May 28: 9026 SW 59 Ct - 12:00-2:00 617 Navarre Ave - 2:30-4:30 944 Andres Ave - 2:30-4:30 912 Genoa St - 3:00-5:00 If you need help buying or selling a home give Ashley Cusack a...Continue Reading!

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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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