The average First-Time Buyer budget has climbed by 5.5% in Leicester over the last 12 months alone, as more wannabe homeowners battle to get onto the housing ladder.

Provided by leading new homes property website,, this latest data has revealed that the average budget for First-Time Buyers in Leicester now stands at £252,383, being a 5.46% increase on the £239,325 budget recorded in Q1 2023.

The website, which lists nine new build developments located in and around Leicester, has also confirmed that First-Time Buyers have accumulated an average deposit of £24,766 being 9.81% of their target property purchase price.

Aside from meeting the 10% deposit required by many mortgage lenders, this increase in budget enables First-Time Buyers in Leicester to purchase a property slightly below the average UK property price of £282,000.

Discussing this latest data, Vernon Pethard, Founder and Director of said: “It’s no secret that the housing market is proving more and more challenging for First Time Buyers, where they now have to battle against volatile mortgage rates without any form of support scheme, like the previous Help to Buy Government initiative.

However, this latest data shows that although it is taking longer to get onto the property ladder, with the average First Time Buyer now in their mid 30s, they are able to purchase a higher value home in a more desirable location – like Leicester – as a result, which will certainly benefit long-term.”

Established in 1998, New Homes for Sale features over 2,400 developments from national house builders, housing associations and estate agents from across the UK and has established an unrivalled position within the new build sector.