First Home Buyer Loans

Step into your dream home sooner. We can help you get the funding you need to buy your first home, fast and hassle-free.

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Getting a first home buyer home loan in Sydney

Securing a first home buyer home loan can be a lot to get in your head because it presents several challenges. One of the most significant is saving for a sufficient deposit, often 20% of the property’s value, to avoid Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).

The strict lending criteria set by banks, which include demonstrating stable income, good credit history, and effective debt management, can also be daunting for many first-timers.

Not to mention, navigating the complex home loan market adds to the challenge as well. With its myriad of products and fluctuating interest rates, first-time buyers like you might find it overwhelming to make informed decisions among these options.

That is why we’re here to help. We can provide guidance throughout the loan process and ensure you find a suitable loan for your situation.

Home loan options for first-time home buyers like you

Standard Variable Rate Loan

Popular due to its flexibility. You can make extra repayments, access a redraw facility, and potentially link an offset account to reduce interest.

Fixed Rate Loan

Favoured for the certainty it provides in repayment amounts, especially useful for budgeting and planning in the early years of homeownership.

Low Deposit Loan

This is a common choice for first-time buyers who may not have a large deposit saved up. It allows them to enter the property market sooner, though it often requires Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) if the deposit is below 20%.

Guarantor Loan

Increasingly popular as it helps overcome the challenge of saving for a large deposit. A family member guarantees part of the loan, reducing the need for LMI.

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS)

This government initiative is particularly attractive as it allows first-time buyers to purchase a home with a deposit as low as 5% without paying LMI, with the government guaranteeing the difference.

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)

Though not a loan, this grant is often utilised by first-time buyers to supplement their savings for a deposit. The eligibility criteria and amount can vary by state or territory. We can help you find and get the perfect home loan that will suit your budget and preferences. Speak with our experienced loan brokers today so we can help you fund your dream home as soon as possible!

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Tips before buying your first home

Start with a budget

Before looking at properties, determine how much you can realistically afford. Consider your income, expenses, and lifestyle to set a practical budget.

Save for a deposit

Aim to save at least 20% of the property’s value for a deposit. A larger deposit reduces your borrowing amount and can help avoid Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).

Check your credit score

Your credit score will impact your loan approval and interest rate. Obtain a copy of your credit report, check for errors, and work on improving your score if necessary.

Research the market

Understand the property market dynamics in your preferred areas. Look at recent sales, price trends, and future development plans.

Take advantage of government assistance

Investigate if you’re eligible for schemes like the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) or the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS), which can provide financial support.

Understand all costs involved

Apart from the purchase price, factor in additional costs such as stamp duty, legal fees, inspection costs, and moving expenses.

Consider future needs

Choose a property that not only meets your current needs but also considers future possibilities like family expansion or work-from-home needs.

Leave some room for compromise

Finding the perfect home within budget can be challenging. Be prepared to compromise on certain aspects like location or property size.

Seek professional advice

Consult with home mortgage experts like us, especially if this is your first time applying for a home loan. We can guide you through the process and help you understand the loan options that are available to you.

Remember, buying your first home is a significant step, so take your time to research, plan, and make informed choices.

With 50+ lenders at your fingertips, you have the power of choice

When you set out on your own seeking a loan, banks have the power to reject you. But with us on your side, it’s the other way around. We choose the most suitable loan for your unique needs.

You’re only 3 steps away from your financial goal

Step 1

Reach out to us and let’s discuss your situation and what kind of loan you need.

Step 2

Sit back and relax while we search our network to find the perfect loan for you.

Step 3

Choose the best loan that suits your needs. Then we’ll submit a foolproof loan application to secure your financing.

Why Lend & Loan

10 years of experience

We’ve been doing this for a decade, so we’ve built strong connections with lenders and we know their lending policies inside out. This helps us find the right loans that suit your needs.

One-touch approvals

We know exactly what banks and other lenders require from the get-go. We’re experts at putting together foolproof loan applications that lenders approve without further questions. 


We’re not like your typical 9-5 mortgage brokers. You can reach us when you need us, and we’ll get back to you within four hours.

Efficient processes

We understand that you’re busy, so we keep things simple. We try to avoid in-person meetings to save you time and make the loan process easy and stress-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We earn a commission from the lender when your loan is settled. This is not deducted from your total loan amount, this is paid by the lender directly for introducing the loan.


No, you don't need a perfect credit score, but a higher credit score provides more options. We work with clients with a range of credit scores and can guide you on improving your credit if necessary to qualify for better loan terms.

Generally, lenders want a 20% deposit for the purchase of a property, however, we have many lenders who can accept a 5% deposit. We also have 0% deposit options.

Each bank has different Service Level Agreements (SLAS). However, generally within 2-3 business days.

The required documents vary, but common ones include proof of income, bank statements, tax returns, and identification. We'll provide you with a checklist and help you gather everything needed for your application.

Absolutely. We assist with various mortgage types, including fixed-rate, variable-rate and split loans to best align with your needs.

We do not charge upfront fees to borrowers. Our earnings come from the lender once the loan is secured. Due to increased demand for our services, we may charge you a fixed fee for Pre-approval as they do require significant resources and time to obtain. Many lenders have moved away from providing pre-approvals as 8 in 10 pre-approvals don’t proceed to purchase.