Insurance Q&A With Colleen

INSURANCE Q AND A WITH COLLEEN We met with our insurance broker, Colleen Pacheco, this past Wednesday in our monthly Multifamily Virtual Meetup. Here is the link to the 45 minute conversation. https://youtu.be/qOyvHL0MbzQ Colleen addresses questions such as: Colleen was so helpful in spending time with us, answering our questions, and communicating so clearly on […]

Do Your Investments Have an Impact?

Photo by Nathan Lemon on Unsplash DO YOUR INVESTMENTS HAVE AN IMPACT? Your investments do have an impact. ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY The large 128 units we purchased in Tallahassee was owned by seventeen investors who were seeking an appropriate return for the risk they were taking with their investments.  Each of us valued […]

9 Key Elements of a 10-Minute Quick Analysis of a Complex

9 KEY ELEMENTS OF A 10-MINUTE QUICK ANALYSIS OF A COMPLEX As multifamily investors, we understand the need to move fast when checking out potential deals and making smart choices of properties on which to make an offer. We have developed a quick, 10-minute approach to checking out offerings as they hit our desk.  This […]

When Investments Fall Short

WHEN INVESTMENTS FALL SHORT Navigating Disappointments I remember a stock I bought back in 1999, which had such promise, but it did not perform as I expected.  I lost a portion of my investment on that one. I remember a flip I did that just barely broke even after I had completed the renovations and […]

What Are Your Goals for Your Investments?

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR YOUR INVESTMENTS? Get As Clear As You Can Mike Jacobson and I are here to help you discover why you want to invest in apartments.  We are eager to learn about your goals and to see if we will be able to assist you in achieving them. This is most […]

Where Do You Think We Are?

WHERE DO YOU THINK WE ARE? In the multifamily market life cycle A QUESTION I put up a poll on Linkedin this week, asking this question, “Where are we on the multifamily life cycle right now?”  The choices were: –          Recovery after a Bottom –          Expansion up […]

Podcast with Devin Elder

PODCAST WITH DEVIN ELDER Take a Look Mike Jacobson and I recently enjoyed a conversation with Devin Elder.  Devin is the Founder and CEO of the DJE Texas Management Group, a major multifamily investment firm based in San Antonio, Texas. Devin has been a Principal in over 5000 multifamily doors. He is also the host […]

Multifamily: A Stable Investment

MULTIFAMILY:  A STABLE INVESTMENT So, you are considering investing in an apartment complex.  You realize there are significant beneficial features of real estate investments when compared with others, such as stocks, mutual funds, or gold.  AN IDEAL INVESTMENT Mike shared five of these benefits last week:  Income, Depreciation, Equity build-up, Amortization of the loans, and […]

Unlocking Success in Real Estate Investing

(Read the written blog below or view the YouTube video above. Mike Jacobson and Harland Merriam talk about these eight tips in the video.) UNLOCKING SUCCESS IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING Eight tips. By Harland Merriam WHAT BRINGS SUCCESS What brings success in life? In particular, what brings success in real estate investing? My partner, Mike […]

7 Steps in the Life Cycle of a Syndication

7 STEPS IN THE LIFE CYCLE OF A SYNDICATION The pursuit of financial independence and retire early has gained traction in recent years.  The F.I.R.E. movement teaches ways of achieving an early retirement by having more passive income coming in than expenses going out. One of our favorite tools is participation in a partnership to […]

Unlocking Financial Independence

UNLOCKING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE The Power of Passive Real Estate Investments UNLOCKING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE We are on a mission to help guide you toward financial freedom.  In our recent episodes, we’ve been diving deep into the world of Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE). Up to now, you have realized you can reach financial independence earlier than […]

MAKING TOUGH CHOICES

MAKING TOUGH CHOICES ON OUR WAY TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE On your way to financial independence, you will have to make some tough choices. One of those is a choice to get control of your spending. Another is to find a way to increase your income. The purpose of both is to free up money which […]

Your F.I.R.E Vision

YOUR F.I.R.E. VISION This is the fifth lesson in a series on F.I.R.E., Financial Independence, Retire Early. Create a clear picture of what life will be like when you achieve Financial Independence.  Where will you be?  Who will you be with?  What will you be doing?  What will life be like? Write your vision down.  […]

The Power of Compounding

THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING F.I.R.E. Lesson 3 We can achieve financial independence because of the power of compounding. When we invest and receive a return on our investment, over time, both the investment and the return are growing. We explore making a single investment and watching it compound as well as making investments every year […]

FIRE — An Introduction

F.I.R.E. — AN INTRODUCTION Seven-minute Video helps define the terms in the Fire Movement WHAT IS F.I.R.E.? Mike Jacobson and Harland Merriam introduce what is known as the FIRE Movement. This is an approach and set of actions to achieve financial independence as soon as possible. When you are financially independent you don’t need to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?   […]

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 […]