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MB 202: Quit Your W-2 in Two Years (at Age 26!) – With Will Harvey

MB 202: Quit Your W-2 in Two Years (at Age 26!) – With Will Harvey

Two years ago, Will Harvey thought that only people with millions of dollars could own apartment buildings. By the end of 2019, he quit his W-2 job (at the age of 26!) to pursue multifamily full time. Today, Will joins me to explain how learning from podcasts and joint venture partnerships contributed to his success.

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How To Do Your First Apartment Deal Without Experience

How To Do Your First Apartment Deal Without Experience

This might come as a surprise to you, but you don't need five to 10 years of single-family house investing experience to get started with apartment buildings. In fact, you can get started without any experience in real estate or otherwise at all. But how do you do this? How do you get brokers and investors to take you seriously?

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How Should I Allocate My Net Worth as a Passive Investor?

How Should I Allocate My Net Worth as a Passive Investor?

“Diversification” is a hot term in the investment world today, and for good reason. Passive investors have multiple options when it comes to where they can place their money. So, what’s the magic cocktail? What percentage of your net worth should be allocated to investing in multifamily syndications versus the stock market, or any other type of vehicle?

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MB 201: The Truth About Limiting Beliefs – With Rod Khleif

MB 201: The Truth About Limiting Beliefs – With Rod Khleif

What excuses are you using to explain why you haven’t gotten started with multifamily? What if those explanations are really just stories you’re telling yourself to justify a lack of action? Today, Rod Khleif joins me to share the truth about our limiting beliefs and discuss the habits successful real estate investors have in common.

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How to Project Your Passive Investment Income

How to Project Your Passive Investment Income

You might be asking – is it really possible for a passive investor in multifamily real estate to become financially free? The short answer is YES, but the amount of time and money it takes to live off the investment is different for every investor.

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What Can Go WRONG in a Multifamily Deal?

What Can Go WRONG in a Multifamily Deal?

It wouldn’t be 100% truthful for us to say that every multifamily deal that we do works out. Or, that every single investor makes the exact amount of money that we hoped they would make. It’s just not true.

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How I Bought an Apartment Building Without My Own Money

How I Bought an Apartment Building Without My Own Money

This is my story about how I bought a 12-unit apartment building with money raised from private individuals. Lessons Learned from a Deal Against all Odds and a Nightmarish First Year. Don't make the same mistakes as I did and learn how to raise money to buy your first apartment building.

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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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