First Home Buyers

Stressing about buying your first home? You're not alone. We've helped thousands of kiwis into their first homes and we can help you too. 

Think of us as a sidekick that'll be on your team throughout the process. From the moment you decide to get onto the property ladder, til you get your hands on the keys to your very own home, and beyond whenever needed.

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Getting started

We'll arm you with all the info you need, help you steer clear of the traps and sort you out with the best possible deal from the bank. We've even put together a handy First Home Buyers Guide with answers to questions you probably haven't come up with yet.

We've built our entire business around making sure the house buying process runs as smoothly as possible for you, leaving you to get on with the fun stuff, like planning your first BBQ. 

Why Squirrel?

We look at the bigger picture and do a lot more than most because we understand it can be daunting, and you've also got other things on your plate. Here's a snapshot of what we'll do for you:

  • Help you figure out how much you can afford to borrow
  • Work out where to buy your first home
  • Access property reports on potential homes
  • Help arrange inspections and valuations
  • Look over your LIM, Sale and Purchase agreement and building inspection reports (those things are loaded with jargon which we can translate for you)
  • Get you a great deal from the bank and the best structure for your mortgage
  • We're just an email or phone call away if you get stuck with something. No question is a stupid question in our books.

Still not convinced? Here's 50 reasons.

Before you get started

We've been around the block a few times, here's our advice to get you prepped:

Get your ducks in a row so you can jump on the right deal

If you’ve got all the legal and financial stuff sorted early you’ll get in first on the great properties. Almost makes you feel sorry for everyone else. Almost. Tip: we can help you with this.

Don’t settle for any old mortgage

A mortgage is a huge sum of money, which means squeezing what feels like loose change out of your bank can save you thousands of bucks in the long run. Seriously. Get your mortgage right and it's the easiest money you'll make.

The banks will do anything to make you choose them

Don’t fall for their free-tv-cash-back-free-groceries-for-a-year trickery – choose the right mortgage, and you’ll be able to buy your own TV. Being on salaries (therefore unbiased), Squirrel advisers won't get sucked into sending you to a specific bank either.

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