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How I Got Started in Mulitfamily Real Estate Investing

How I Got Started in Mulitfamily Real Estate Investing

I talk a lot about multifamily real estate investing - but I haven't really gotten into how I got here! My journey to multifamily was not nearly as direct of a path as some of my students are taking, where they are quitting their job within one year of getting...

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How to Avoid UBIT Taxes Inside an IRA

How to Avoid UBIT Taxes Inside an IRA

The benefit of higher annual returns drives a lot of people to repurpose their IRAs for multifamily real estate investment. But there’s a catch. The UBIT, or Unrelated Business Income Tax, means you could be taxed inside your IRA. It’s a real doozy!

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How to Invest Using Retirement Funds

How to Invest Using Retirement Funds

Is it possible to use a retirement account to invest in a real estate syndication? The short answer is yes. But what qualifies? Today, we’ll answer that question and take a look at the pros and cons of this strategy.

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My 2019 Year In Review

My 2019 Year In Review

2019 was a really exciting year for me and I hope it was for you, too. If you’re like me, this is the season to reflect on the year that’s passed and to look forward to what’s ahead. I find myself thinking about the things that went well, and the things that maybe...

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MB 193: World-Class Property Management for Multifamily – With Tony LeBlanc

MB 193: World-Class Property Management for Multifamily – With Tony LeBlanc

Should you self-manage your multifamily portfolio? Or is it better to outsource to a third-party? If you do choose to outsource, what should you look for in a property management team? Today, Tony LeBlanc joins me to describe the ideal investor-property manager relationship and offer ideas for driving additional revenue while decreasing expenses.

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How We Find Large Multifamily Deals

How We Find Large Multifamily Deals

At Nighthawk Equity, we aim to generate consistent deal flow so that you can invest with us over and over, and over again. To do this, we must couple long-term investor relationships with consistent deal flow that delivers. Today, we are going to explore these 3 key factors that keep our pipeline full.

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How much capital should a sponsor have in a multifamily investment deal?

How much capital should a sponsor have in a multifamily investment deal?

How much of their own capital should a sponsor have in a multifamily investment deal? It’s a fair question, and one that investors may ask to gauge how vested their partners are in the deal. But the real question is this – how important is it for a sponsor to invest their own capital? And is it a deal breaker if they don’t?

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MB 190: From VA Loan to Multifamily Investing Career – With Phil Capron

MB 190: From VA Loan to Multifamily Investing Career – With Phil Capron

Going through special ops training for the US military, Phil Capron noticed that the recruits who made it to the end weren’t necessarily the strongest or the fastest or the smartest. Today, Phil joins me to explain how the grit that made him successful in the armed forces informs his multifamily investing career.

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How to Vet a Multifamily Syndicator

How to Vet a Multifamily Syndicator

Multifamily investing is a team sport. Sometimes, we can get so caught up in “the deal” that we forget that this business is really about people. I always encourage active investors to establish their team early on, before they even start to look for deals. For you, the passive investor, the key is to partner with an experienced operator or syndicator.

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Stand Out with Brokers Using Video

Stand Out with Brokers Using Video

You’ve learned from my previous blog posts that the key to accessing off-market deals is to create relationships with brokers. If you have already started the process of building your team, contacting brokers using my suggested script, and building rapport with your new connections, you’re on the right track. But at this stage, you might also find that it’s still tough to access consistent deal flow for attractive properties. Here’s the deal. You’ve GOT to stand out from the other buyers on your broker’s list. How do you make yourself standout to land those coveted off-market deals? I’ve got some insider secrets that I’m excited to share with you today.

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Get Off-Market Deals By Tracking Lost Ones

Get Off-Market Deals By Tracking Lost Ones

It’s tough to find multifamily deals these days and when you do, the competition is fierce. Even if you do make a best and final, someone is always outbidding you or putting up part earner’s money. How do you compete with that?

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Forced Appreciation vs Market Appreciation

Forced Appreciation vs Market Appreciation

You’ve probably heard the terms market appreciation and forced appreciation. Both sound similar, but they are two totally distinct terms. Let’s dive in and discuss the difference between the two and the factors that affect them.

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Understanding Cost Segregation

Understanding Cost Segregation

One of the most common questions my investors ask me is how cost segregation can impact passive real estate investors from a tax perspective, particularly in a multifamily syndication.

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Why Apartment Demand is Growing

Why Apartment Demand is Growing

It’s no secret that the demand for apartments in the USA, from both the consumer and investor perspective, is growing. It’s one of the reasons that I am so passionate about investing in the multifamily space. But have you ever wondered why the demand is so high and why it continues to grow?

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The #1 Way to Source Multifamily Property Deals

The #1 Way to Source Multifamily Property Deals

A major challenge for investors in the multifamily space is access to consistent deal flow. While the internet makes it easy for us to search for available properties, smart investors know that properties posted online are there because no one else wanted them. Most...

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