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The Top 5 Multifamily Markets To Invest In

The Top 5 Multifamily Markets To Invest In

Nighthawk Equity released an in-depth rankings study on the top multifamily markets to invest in. Our report was the result of a rigorous analysis of seven important metrics: population growth, job growth, median household income, median house values, crime, rent...

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What's Your Financial Freedom Number?

What's Your Financial Freedom Number?

How many units do you need to become financially free? Knowing your financial freedom number will make your efforts in real estate investing much more targeted and focused. When you're diving into multifamily investing, there are four ways to make money with a...

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Why Financial Freedom?

Why Financial Freedom?

What prevents you from living your life to the fullest? Your Financial Freedom Is Worth Pursuing When you’re on a plane, you’re told to put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping someone else with theirs. Why? Because if you’re not getting any oxygen...

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Gambling Your Future?

Gambling Your Future?

We get this question a lot, "How do you serve your investors?" It's a great question because we know our investors are placing an enormous trust in us. These are people we know through the podcast, or maybe we met them at a conference, and they're taking their...

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MB281: How to Scale a Portfolio of Mobile Home Parks – With Kevin Bupp

MB281: How to Scale a Portfolio of Mobile Home Parks – With Kevin Bupp

Scale is crucial to achieving financial freedom with real estate, regardless of the commercial asset class you choose. Today, Kevin Bupp explains how he is living the dream with mobile home parks, describing what it takes to grow a portfolio in this niche and why he committed to building his own property management company.

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Mobile Home Parks vs Multifamily

Mobile Home Parks vs Multifamily

Are mobile home parks a good investment? Which is the best option for you? In this post, we'll cover mobile home parks vs multifamily properties and the pros and cons of both. You've probably driven past mobile home parks and thought, My gosh, they're not much to look...

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The Inflation Tidal Wave

The Inflation Tidal Wave

Are you prepared for inflation? Although, the inflation tidal wave is coming, we have information you'll want to pay attention to in this post. How real is it? Is it transitory? Is it permanent? How is it going to affect apartment buildings? Nighthawk President Drew...

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MB280: Take on the Challenge to Invest Out of Area – With Edna Keep

MB280: Take on the Challenge to Invest Out of Area – With Edna Keep

Investing out of area is a challenge. And investing in a different country adds yet another layer of complexity to doing a deal. But that shouldn’t stop you! Today, Edna Keep explains the differences between the US and Canadian real estate markets and shares her process for building a power team in a new place.

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MB277: Why Focus on Multifamily Operations? – With Ashley Wilson

MB277: Why Focus on Multifamily Operations? – With Ashley Wilson

In the short term, multifamily investors can have success simply playing the appreciation game. But if you want to build a portfolio that survives and thrives for the long term, you have to make operations a priority. Today, Ashley Williams shares her approach to maximizing a property’s value by marrying asset and construction management!

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MB276: Add a Zero to Your Next Capital Raise – With Jonathan Barr

MB276: Add a Zero to Your Next Capital Raise – With Jonathan Barr

So, you want to go for bigger multifamily deals, but your current investor network is pretty much tapped out. Maybe you struggled to raise $500K for your last deal, and you’d like to add a zero for the next one. Today, Jonathan Barr explains how to leverage an online platform to scale your capital raise!

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MB 275: Is This the End of the Apartment Building Investing Podcast?

MB 275: Is This the End of the Apartment Building Investing Podcast?

After nearly 300 episodes, the Apartment Building Investing podcast is coming to an end. But only because we’re celebrating a new beginning and rebranding the show as Financial Freedom with Real Estate! Today, I explain why we’re making the change and what you can WIN in our Financial Freedom Podcast Launch Contest.

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MB 274: Residential Assisted Living with Heart (at Scale) – With Loe Hornbuckle

MB 274: Residential Assisted Living with Heart (at Scale) – With Loe Hornbuckle

Apartment building investors know the advantages of scale. But when it comes to Residential Assisted Living, bigger isn’t always better. So, how can we scale senior living facilities without compromising care? Today, Loe Hornbuckle shares his unique approach to building RAL and memory care properties, explaining how to apply his strategy to multifamily deals!

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The Better Investment: Self Storage VS. Multifamily

The Better Investment: Self Storage VS. Multifamily

Is self-storage a good investment and is it as good as or better than multifamily? The short answer to the first part of that question is yes, but if you want the reasons for that, you’ll have to keep reading.   The second part of the question will be answered at...

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MB 272: Multifamily Asset Management – With Kyle Mitchell

MB 272: Multifamily Asset Management – With Kyle Mitchell

Asset management may not be as sexy as raising money or chasing deals. But it’s the aspect of real estate investing that makes a deal successful—or not. Today, Kyle Mitchell describes the role of a multifamily asset manager, explaining how he works with his property management team to solve problems together.

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What is a 1031 and How Does it Affect Your Tax Liability?

What is a 1031 and How Does it Affect Your Tax Liability?

One of the most common questions we get on our investor intake calls is, “What is a 1031 exchange?" Today, David Meilan, Director of Investor Relations at Nighthawk Equity and Drew Kniffin, Nighthawk President, are going to break down this concept for us. Simply put,...

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College Vs. Multifamily

College Vs. Multifamily

Earlier on the blog, I touched on what I’m teaching my kids about building wealth so they can go on to be responsible, thoughtful and wise investors. Today, I wanted to take things a step further and speak directly with the younger generation. A lot of you have...

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Winchester Apartments Due Diligence

Winchester Apartments Due Diligence

  The Winchester is our latest property and I wanted to give you an idea of what we found during our due diligence visit. If you look at the Winchester online, you’ll see the photos are attractive. It’s not quite as attractive in person, but the property is...

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MB 269: Repositioning Hotels as Multifamily Assets – With Serge Shukhat

MB 269: Repositioning Hotels as Multifamily Assets – With Serge Shukhat

COVID decimated the hotel industry, bringing property values down significantly. And now, savvy real estate investors are buying distressed hotels on the cheap and converting them into multifamily properties. Today, Serge Shukhat shares his innovative approach to repositioning hotels as apartment buildings, describing the benefits and barriers to entry of this nontraditional multifamily play!

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MB 268: The 6 Seismic Shifts to Become a Successful Investor

MB 268: The 6 Seismic Shifts to Become a Successful Investor

I used to dismiss mindset as the key to success. But I’ve since come to understand that until you get your head straight, you won’t take action. Today, I’m walking you through the 6 seismic shifts you need to become a successful multifamily investor and achieve financial freedom with real estate!

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5 Tips for Expanding Your Multifamily Connections

5 Tips for Expanding Your Multifamily Connections

You know, the family is a team sport. That's what I love about this business - you don't have to go out and alone. You can partner with other people, you can raise money from other people, and as a result, you can play into their strengths. You can do the things that...

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