First-Time Buyer budgets climb by 10% in Glasgow amidst battle to jump onto the housing ladder

Wallace Fields in Glasgow by David Wilson Homes

THE average First-Time Buyer budget has climbed by nearly 10% in Glasgow 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 Glasgow now stands at £251,258, being a 9.74% increase on the £228,955 budget recorded in Q1 2023.

The website, which lists eleven new build developments located in and around Glasgow city centre, has also confirmed that First-Time Buyers have accumulated an average deposit of £20,399, being 8% of their target property purchase price.

Aside from exceeding the minimum 5% deposit required by many mortgage lenders, this increase in both budget and savings enables First-Time Buyers in Glasgow to purchase a property just 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 Glasgow – 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.

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