Location, Location, Location

Choosing Where To Invest In Real Estate LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Choosing Where To Invest In Real Estate You may have seen it in the headlines or the news.  A squatter moves into a house and it takes months for the rightful owner to regain possession of the property.  We are not talking about tenants who […]

Immediate Action Needed To Protect Your Identity

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY You may have heard about it.  The Corporate Transparency Act.  It might mean nothing to you, yet.  But if you own a family business, or partner with others in an LLC, including real estate partnerships, and have substantial control, then as of January 1, 2024 you have additional […]

Don’t Make These Investing Mistakes

Emotions Matter DON’T MAKE THESE INVESTING MISTAKES Emotions Matter According to Sir John Templeton, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die of euphoria.”  It’s interesting because we claim to make our investments analytically.  But every investment decision is impacted by our emotions, whether or not we care to […]

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 […]

Finding Creative Solutions To Common Real Estate Problems

FINDING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMMON REAL ESTATE PROBLEMS Surviving A Hurricane Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be on an island in the middle of the ocean and knowing a hurricane was heading your way? A while back my wife and I were on a cruise to Bermuda, where a hurricane […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discover 5 Reasons Why Real Estate Is An IDEAL Investment

Are You Taking Advantage Of These 5 Benefits? Watch the YouTube video here. DISCOVER 5 REASONS WHY REAL ESTATE IS AN IDEAL INVESTMENT Are You Taking Advantage Of These 5 Benefits? A few years ago my wife and I were driving on our way home from a vacation.  We checked her company stock and it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stocks vs Real Estate, Which is Best?

STOCKS VS REAL ESTATE – WHICH IS BEST? Introduction In the realm of wealth-building, the choice between investing in mutual funds or real estate is a decision that many consider.  This week we take a look at the complexities, advantages, and challenges associated with these two well-known avenues. Both stocks and real estate offer distinct […]

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 […]

Should I Invest For Appreciation Or Cash Flow?

How do we decide between investing for cash flow or appreciation?  It depends on the stage of life you are in.  Do you need appreciation so you can build up your “nest egg” or do you need cash flow to perhaps replace the income from your “job”? Here is the Youtube link:  https://youtu.be/y78za6Lcsmw Here is […]

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.  […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]