Exploring New Opportunities

EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES Ask These Questions Before You Invest I recently had a relative contact me who was approached about investing in a business with someone who is syndicating. They were looking for limited partners.  He was considering investing as a limited partner in this business and had a few questions.  Have I heard of […]

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 […]

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR F.I.R.E. JOURNEY

The journey towards FIRE is not just about retirement; it’s about gaining control over your life, having more choices, and enjoying financial freedom. Let’s revisit the steps that have been outlined and discover how we can build confidence and take practical steps toward achieving FIRE.

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 the Door to Passive Real Estate Investments: A Dive into Multifamily Syndications

UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO PASSIVE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS: A DIVE INTO MULTIFAMILY SYNDICATIONS Introduction Greetings, fellow investors! Today, we’re delving into the world of multifamily real estate investments and the dynamic realm of partnerships. Buckle up as we unfold the reasons behind our preference for multifamily ventures and the transformative power of syndications. The Appeal […]

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 […]

Setting Milestones On The F.I.R.E. Journey

Financial Independence, Retire Early Click here to watch the video, or keep reading below for the transcript. SETTING MILESTONES ON THE F.I.R.E. JOURNEY Financial Independence, Retire Early Transcript Mike Hi, I’m Mike Jacobson and with me is Harland Merriam. Together we are Attune Investments and today we are talking about F.I.R.E., Financial Independence, Retire Early. […]

First Three Steps to Achieve FIRE

Financial Independence, Retire Early Click the image to watch the video, or keep reading below for the transcript. FIRST 3 STEPS TO ACHIEVE FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early Transcript Mike Hi, Mike Jacobson here. Harland And I’m Harland Meriam.   Mike Together we’re Attune Investments and we are putting together a series of videos about FIRE, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Real Estate Still An IDEAL Investment?

IS REAL ESTATE STILL AN IDEAL INVESTMENT? Rising interest rates and declining home sales have some people questioning whether or not real estate is still a good investment. One source estimates the number of home sales closed by investors in Q4 2022 dropped 46% from the prior year. Commercial real estate prices are pressured downward […]

When Can I Retire?

WHEN CAN I RETIRE? Do your investments match your vision? Many people invest blindly.   They might choose automatic contributions to a 401(k) plan because they get a tax deduction and might get a company match. Some set aside an amount they were told they should invest, like 10-percent of every paycheck. Will they have enough […]

Teaming Up For Success

Lessons from Pickleball and Real Estate Investing TEAMING UP FOR SUCCESS Lessons from Pickleball and Real Estate Investing New Year Resolutions have been made.  People want to start new habits, or get to the gym, etc.  It happens every year.  People start something new and it might last for a few weeks. I’ve also seen […]