Avoid These IRA Mistakes

By Asking The Right Questions AVOID THESE IRA MISTAKES By Asking The Right Questions IRAs have become popular as a means to save and invest for retirement.  They can also provide a tax deduction. People have learned that they can transfer retirement funds from old 401(k) accounts to IRAs that they control. Some savvy investors […]

Virtual Meetup – October 18 at noon

VIRTUAL MEETUP Connect with Other People Like You Jump on a one-hour virtual Zoom call next Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 12:00 noon (Eastern). Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84094367801?pwd=RldvMnVzc3k0QVdvcGYyY2JYSnNrdz09  You will ·        Meet other active multifamily investors ·        Be able to ask questions ·        Tap into […]

What Is Your Financial Independence ETA?

Can I Retire Yet? WHAT IS YOUR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE ETA? Can I Retire Yet? Are We There Yet? How much longer? When can I retire? Have you ever asked yourself these questions?   Over time, as our nest egg grows, we might start sounding like kids in the back seat of the car on a long […]

Can You See the Opportunity?

CAN YOU SEE THE OPPORTUNITY? Excellent Deals for Multifamily Investments are Coming GOOD DEALS ARE OUT THERE The whole commercial investment space is definitely facing headwinds these days. For example… ·   Rising interest rates put real pressure on the cash flow at a given net operating income.  ·   For Florida properties, and in […]

Are Your Dreams Big Enough?

Get More Benefits From Networking ARE YOUR DREAMS BIG ENOUGH? Get More Benefits From Networking A major financial planning myth was a lie.  Spending was supposed to go down in retirement. Their justification seemed reasonable.  It came from multiple sources – financial magazines and financial planners. There would not be a need to contribute to […]

The First Time is the Hardest

THE FIRST TIME IS THE HARDEST 3 Tips for Passive Real Estate Investing It is true about speaking in public, about stepping into the batter’s box, about asking someone out on a date, about having a baby…  The first time can be the hardest. It is also true about your first investment in real estate, […]

How To Acquire Real Estate Today

HOW TO ACQUIRE REAL ESTATE TODAY: 3 Parameters to Assess a Property Investing can be challenging and confusing.  Where should I invest cash today? Real estate investments have enjoyed nice returns through appreciation.  But the market has been changing.  For example: Inflation is slowing. Rent growth is slowing. Interest rates continue to rise. Inventory is […]

A Deal from Start to Finish

A DEAL FROM START TO FINISH You can learn from our experience of finding, buying, operating, and selling a 128-unit apartment complex. It was a bumpy ride, through Covid and eviction moratoriums, and other surprises.  But, we made it from start to finish.  Most importantly, our investment partners received an appropriate return. Two of our […]

Will My Money Last Long Enough?

3 Keys For Successful Investing WILL MY MONEY LAST LONG ENOUGH? 3 Keys For Successful Investing It was the bottom of the ninth.  Tie game, 2-2.  Two outs with a runner on second. A single could win the game.  Or an out would send the game into extra innings. Running out of money is like […]

MEETUP – Wednesday, August 16, noon

FROM ACQUISITION TO SALE What is it like to run the complete cycle of a multifamily property? At this week’s virtual meetup group on Zoom, Mike Jacobson and I will share a brief story of our recent sale of a large multifamily property in Tallahassee.  See the picture for a birdseye view of the complex. […]

Get the Benefits of Networking

Without Leaving Your House GET THE BENEFITS OF NETWORKING Without Leaving Your House We screwed up.  We hit the pause button on our monthly networking event.  People asked when we were having the next meeting. They missed the interaction with other investors.  People who are purchasing multi-family properties and creating value. They missed hearing from […]

Multifamily Meetup on Zoom

SEE YOU IN TWO WEEKS Spend an hour with other folks like you.  Connect with like-minded multifamily investors.  Ask questions.  Solve problems.  Find support.  Learn from experts. Meet on Zoom from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) Give it a try on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88215393356?pwd=cmhnaXpuK2x2ZThXS1NHa2xoeEkwZz09 Meeting ID: 882 1539 3356 […]

We’re Back!

WE’RE BACK! Your Multi-Family Investing Meetup Group Your multi-family investing meetup group returns this August.  Wednesday, August 16th, at noon eastern. Several people requested that we bring it back. One person really enjoyed the networking with other experienced multi-family investors.  He likes spending time with like-minded people. Learn from other multi-family experts around the country.  […]

Three Different Investors

THREE DIFFERENT INVESTORS Which is more like you? At Attune Investments, we serve a whole range of investors.  Each individual has a different goal for their investments.  Each has a different tolerance for risk.  Each has their own story. We take time to get to know our potential investors, to make sure they have the […]

Reducing Portfolio Risk When Approaching Retirement

What Are The Risks That We Are Missing? REDUCING PORTFOLIO RISK WHEN APPROACHING RETIREMENT What Are The Risks That We Are Missing? One of the greatest fears many people have is running out of money in retirement.  Sometimes fear causes us to make less than ideal decisions.  Some people put their money into an annuity […]

How to Get Started in Multifamily Investing

HOW TO GET STARTED IN MULTIFAMILY INVESTING 4 paths toward your goal Luis and I were talking on the phone this morning.  He is a college basketball coach in New England.  We worked together several years ago as he got started in real estate investing.  He bought his first duplex and has since added on […]

Investing Made Easy With Rule of 72

A Tool So Simple Your Kids Can Use It INVESTING MADE EASY WITH RULE OF 72 A Tool So Simple Your Kids Can Use It Investing can get complicated.   Which way are prices heading?  Will rents continue to rise?  Will the stock market crash again?  Is my money safe?  Can I retire yet?  Or when […]

Amortization is a Beautiful Word

AMORTIZATION IS A BEAUTIFUL WORD It puts money in your pocket. ONE WAY TO PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET Owning an apartment complex can put money in your pocket. Hopefully, the complex will cash flow each month, creating a steady stream of regular income. But, there is another way your complex puts money in your […]

Finding Opportunities In Real Estate Partnerships

FINDING OPPORTUNITIES IN REAL ESTATE PARTNERSHIPS Investing is a team sport. Some of my best deals and experiences have come from investing with partners or working with others as a team. I have also seen many real estate investors appear to violate Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, regulations.  It was unintentional.  Usually by newer […]

5 Ways To Get Started In Multifamily Investing

5 WAYS TO GET STARTED IN MULTIFAMILY INVESTING Plus An Easier Way So, you want to get started investing in multifamily properties.  You see the benefits.  You think this will be a better investment.  But, how do you get started? 1.  DO IT YOURSELF. If you are someone who is bold and works well alone […]

Is Your Investing A DIY Project?

4 Strategies To Get Back Your Time   IS YOUR INVESTING A DIY PROJECT? 4 Strategies To Get Back Your Time Does your investing ever seem like a DIY project? One of our first rental property investments was a student rental in Statesboro, Georgia.  Our kids were going to school at Georgia Southern and the […]

You Can Be On the Team

YOU CAN BE ON THE TEAM Discover the power of being a partner in an apartment complex PLAYING BASEBALL I remember playing baseball with my friends from school.  Some of us had our own baseball gloves.  Almost all of us owned a baseball, often worn and ragged from use. A few of us even owned […]

Which Way Do We Go?

Finding Good Properties In This Market WHICH WAY DO WE GO? Finding Good Properties In This Market We have high inflation and the dollar continues to get devalued. Interest rates remain high and the Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds rate another 0.25-percent recently.  The cost of borrowing funds for would-be homebuyers and multi-family housing […]

Are you Bullish or Bearish on Multifamily?

ARE YOU BULLISH OR BEARISH ON MULTIFAMILY? How to read the tea leaves. THERE IS A LOT IN THE NEWS A couple of weeks ago, I noted many of the “bad news” articles about Commercial Real Estate.   (See:  https://www.attuneinvestments.com/2023/04/10/have-you-seen-the-headlines/) And there is a lot of what some might call “bad news” out there.   The current economic […]

How To Achieve FIRE Faster With Passive Real Estate

HOW TO ACHIEVE FIRE FASTER WITH PASSIVE REAL ESTATE Have you heard of the FIRE movement?  Financial Independence, Retire Early. Does it sound like a crazy idea?  Or maybe something to aim for? The basic premise is to live and spend on less, and invest more.  This enables financial independence at an earlier age than […]

Jess Wants to Invest in Real Estate

JESS WANTS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE Four Steps for His First Investment Re-published by request I received a call from Jess this weekend.  A very successful mid-level manager in a big company, he is in his late 20s and engaged to be married. Investing in real estate is something he wants to do.  In […]

9 Lessons From A Vacant House

Rescuing An Inheritance From Foreclosure 9 LESSONS FROM A VACANT HOUSE Rescuing An Inheritance From Foreclosure About a year ago, our daughter, Beth, was walking her dogs through a neighborhood when she spotted stickers on a house.  They were on the door and window.  The house was vacant. Upon closer look, the stickers indicated that […]

Have you seen the Headlines?

HAVE YOU SEEN THE HEADLINES? What to do when the skies ahead look dark. LOOK AT THESE RECENT HEADLINES The headlines seem a bit dark, scary, don’t they?  “Sales plummet”, “recession”, “prices fall”, “rising rates”, “investment came to a halt”, “steep drop”, … What does it feel like in your gut when you read these?   […]

Questions To Ask Before Entering A Partnership

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE ENTERING A PARTNERSHIP The real estate partnership was doing well.  The cash flow was good and the properties were appreciating.  The property manager was keeping the houses occupied with Section 8 tenants and checks were deposited regularly.  Then one of the partners passed away.  And his surviving spouse wanted her money. […]

Deepen That Relationship

DEEPEN THAT RELATIONSHIP Investing is more than numbers By Harland Merriam HUGE LIABILITY You and I often have tens of thousands of dollars on the line.  Sometimes even hundreds of thousands, don’t we?  This is what it takes to be investors in multi-family complexes. Someone finds a property, puts it under contract, forms an LLC […]