It's very important to take a look at all expenses of a property. The seller should provide you documentation of taxes, utilities, water, sewer, trash collection, licensing, and any other permits that may apply. You can also ask the detailed maintenance cost and vacancy rates. After you buy an investment property, you must find ways to increase your cash flow. [panel-image src="http://moneygizmo.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/how-to-increase-cash-flow-240x300.jpg"] Here are some tips to do to increase the cash flow or your investment properties: [impt text="Contract with individuals"] rather than contractors for works you don't do yourself. If you were just beginning to invest to cash out too much. You may find alternative by paying an independent painting contractor or an individual who wants extra cash like a student perhaps. [impt text="Look for hidden cost."] Inspect carefully the possible problems that may cause expenses like leaks or termite damage. Always be on guard to see problems as fast as you can to minimize your costs. [impt text="Buy used appliances."] You may shop around those second hand appliances that will cost cheaper but still usable. [impt text="Analyze all the expenses."] Learn to check your cash flow. Your ins and outs, make sure you are minimizing your cash outflow and strengthen your cash inflow. Make adjustments if necessary to make sure you are making profits not losses. [impt text="Raise the rents."] You may raise rents every year because of various factors that might affect your cash flow and to make sure you are not accumulating losses. [impt text="Verify the accuracy"] of your tax bills. Always check your tax bills if you could see to it that you are paying it not more than required. Always look at possible tax break that could lessen your tax burdens.