Welcome to the ASPIRE Learning Portal and the course, Property Investment: Understanding the Basics.

As the name suggests, this course covers the basics that you should know and understand before investing in property.

It’s a fact that when you teach, you learn, so it has been a labour of love to write the content here and a valuable exercise for me!

I believe that we live in the lucky country. No system is perfect, but there is so much to be grateful for.

We are privileged to have so many opportunities, incentives and safeguards that allow us to embrace self determination.

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.“ Jim Rohn

How true!

I am a classic example of not being aware of the possibilities and options that were right before me until I learned from watching others.

My formal education and training hadn’t provided me with the knowledge or indeed the inspiration, to start investing.

I have endeavoured to write this course in simple language and to illustrate concepts with examples and stories.

My aim has been to convey an optimism and excitement about the possibilities through the development of a logical scaffold of knowledge that builds confidence and encourages action.

Good education should inspire and motivate you to know more and to consider larger possibilities and engage the world in a different way. If you are already an investor, congratulations, and I hope it confirms for you the decisions you have made and encourages you to build on what you have done.

If you are a novice, I hope it inspires you to have a ‘light bulb’ moment like I did and say,

“I can do that!”

because remember

“Knowledge isn’t powerful until it’s applied” Dale Carnegie