If one has the capital to go straight into MFH, is there any reason not to? Obviously, with no experience one would really need some good mentor hand holding, but I'm seeing some properties within reach that seem like they'd cash flow better and more efficiently than SFH. I've seen some quads that look workable if not impressive but they look less good than some 8-15 unit small complexes. Of course those might be just out of reach, or at least a not super comfortable stretch.
How much of a factor might the lack of experience be in terms of financing?
I suppose partnering might be beneficial in terms of both education and extending my financial reach, too...
Or would a partial interest in a property be problematic for financing?