Despite the views of some people, all property will not always increase in value, so we all have to work a little harder to ensure that our investment selections add up, especially during these slightly more turbulent times.

Searching for the next up-and-coming suburbs and regional centres can be a risky exercise, but it has the potential to pay dividends.

It requires a certain amount of crystal ball-gazing and a level of courage, but if you get it right, the rewards can be well worth the effort.

David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia shares his tips on the art of finding the next up-and-coming suburb, published in the Australian Financial Review.