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Begin your journey to your first home

For every Kiwi dreaming of homeownership, Opes First Home is your dedicated partner, guiding you step-by-step to make that dream a reality.

Talk to Opes First Home

How can Opes First Home help me?

Sammy will personally guide you through every step, from selecting the ideal property to thoroughly carrying out due diligence.

  1. 01

    Calculate your deposit

    An adviser from Opes Mortgages will give you a call to calculate the deposit you’ll have available. You’ll talk about government grants, Kiwisaver, and cash savings.

  2. 02

    Work out what you're looking for

    Before you start your hunt, you want to ensure you know what you want as your first home. You’ll sit down with Sammy and establish your buying criteria. Things like property profile – 2bed, 3bed etc, desired area, layout, purchase timeline

  3. 03

    Help you find the right property

    After choosing a property, you have 10 days to confirm it's the right fit. Signing the contract is not final at this stage. During this period, you'll visit the development, meet with mortgage brokers, solicitors, and possibly the property developer. These professionals will assist in determining if the property suits your needs.

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Who's Sammy?

With over 12 years of experience, Sammy has successfully guided approximately 130 Kiwis in achieving their dream of purchasing their first home.

Opes First Home


We get paid by the developer

  • Receive suitable first home recommendations
  • 7 days a week support
  • Access 97 developers properties in one place
  • Cost you (the first home buyer) nothing

What does it cost?

It’s free. Complimentary. No Cost.


The developer pays us a marketing fee when you confirm that the property is the right fit for you. Very similar to the way a mortgage broker gets paid by the bank.

Is Opes First Home right for me?

Who this service is the right fit for:

  • You are considering your first home will be a New Build.
  • You are looking to buy your first home in Christchurch or Auckland.

Who this the programme is NOT the right fit for:

  • You are looking to purchase an existing property that's already been built.
  • You want to be coached on how you can go out and find your first home by yourself.

Frequently asked questions

Request a call with a Sammy from Opes First Home

Here's what will happen next

  1. Sammy will be in touch for a discovery call to find out what you are looking for.
  2. You'll then be presented with first-home options from 1 of the 97 developers we work with. 
  3. Rubber hits the road, once you are happy with the property, you'll sign the contract and Sammy will support you through due diligence.