R5 000.00

course fees

9

Modules

9 weeks

duration

Anytime

registration

Buying Your First Home

A Beginner's Guide


Finance and Investment

Be better prepared to make a home purchase and enter the exciting world of the property market, and take ownership of your investment.

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R5 000.00

course fees

9

Modules

9 weeks

duration

Anytime

registration

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Description

After completing this course, you will be better prepared to make a purchase and enter the exciting world of the property market, taking the first step to investing in your future. We will cover the full process from aspiring to buy a home to taking ownership. Join us while we explore this investment opportunity.

Subject Matter Expert

Michelle Taylor Rebel started her career in banking which gave her a strong background in customer care as well as the financial services industry. She then worked for a development company specialising in new property developments for both freehold and sectional title, before establishing herself as an agent for second-hand residential properties. Michelle was recognised by the Nedbank Property Professional Awards as being amongst the top 10 agents in South Africa for two years consecutively. After 18 years in the real estate environment, Michelle shifted her knowledge and experience to empower others through training. Michelle is registered with the Services Seta to offer the accredited real estate courses which are now compulsory for those wanting to work in real estate.

Makulunge April studied at North-West University (VTC), completing undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in financial accounting. After completing his studies, he worked as a marketer while still keeping a hand in academia as lecturer/facilitator and, later on, working in quality assurance as a moderator and examiner. Makulunge continued his passion for and appreciation of education by venturing into content development.

Moira Johnston obtained an LLB before completing articles at Fairbridges, Ardene and Lawton, where she focused primarily on commercial and conveyancing work, obtaining her conveyancing qualification while completing articles. She then took a year off and studied Psychology and Economics at Harvard University during their Summer School Program. On her return to South Africa, she joined Havemann Inc. Attorneys, a specialist oil and gas firm. During her two years there, she completed a master’s degree in Marine and Environmental Law at UCT. Since 2015 she has successfully been running her own business.

Academic Tutor Support

Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.

Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Coordinator (SSC) team will assist you with any query that you may have about the environment, systems, and general utilisation throughout your learning journey.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of course video lectures presented our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.

Module Outline

  • MODULE 0 | Week 1 Orientation
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 2 | Week 2 Why Buy Property?
    Looking at the benefits of property investment and understanding wealth creation
  • MODULE 3 | Week 3 Setting Out
    Determining needs and wants in a property and researching before setting out
  • MODULE 4 | Week 4 Financing Property
    Discussing good vs bad debt, prime lending rate, re-financing and mortgages
  • MODULE 4 | Week 5 The Sale and Transfer Process
    Looking at the offer to purchase and transfer processes
  • MODULE 5 | Week 6 Expenses
    Identifying the costs involved in purchasing and running a property
  • MODULE 6 | Week 7 Compliance
    Discussing compliance certificates and body corporate/Home Owner Association Rules and their legalities
  • MODULE 7 | Week 8 Sectional Title Properties
    Looking at the benefits and challenges of buying a sectional title property
  • MODULE 8 | Week 9 Wrap-up
    Synthesise learning journey experience and evaluate the course

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