Metro Vancouver is Canada's most desirable place to live for many reasons, and those exact reasons are what make it the most unaffordable market for real estate. However, affordable homes in the Tri-Cities are out there, and we found some of the best ones for you. Here's a list of 7 cheap houses for sale near Vancouver, B.C. that will make your dreams of owning a home seem possible again.\nSure, these houses aren't multimillion-dollar B.C. mansions with their own private beaches and waterfalls, and they may not be on their own private Gulf island, but they're in good shape and close to all the action.\nIf you want to get into the Vancouver real estate market but can't afford the down payment on a million-dollar home, these properties are worth checking out. Sure, you could buy a condo in the heart of downtown for the same price, but don't you just love the idea of lounging in your own backyard?\nThe average sold price of a Vancouver home is $1.2 million, according to Zolo. So, not only are these homes way cheaper than average, but you could also put some of the money you're saving towards a small renovation or a super cozy couch.\nTake a look at these 7 homes for sale for under $500,000 near Vancity and find the one that calls your name!\nAbbotsford Rancher\nPrice: $497,777\nAddress: 33914 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC\nDescription: This charming three-bedroom, three-bathroom rancher house has a newly renovated kitchen, a spacious back deck and a basement. It's steps away from transit lines and downtown Abbotsford.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n TJ Gill PREC | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n TJ Gill PREC | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\n\nAbbotsford Bungalow\nPrice: $439,900\nAddress: 1844 Salton Road, Abbotsford, B.C.\nDescription: This spacious home has two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen island and gas fireplace. Skylights give the rooms plenty of natural light, and it's conveniently located near shops and restaurants.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Jim Rempel PREC | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Jim Rempel PREC | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\n\nAbbotsford Home\nPrice: $525,000\nAddress: 31575 Oakridge Crescent, Abbotsford, BC\nDescription: This bright and cheery bungalow features beautiful new flooring, new windows, a spacious yard and plenty of light. The enclosed veranda is peaceful, private and perfect for relaxing.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Monica Romey | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Monica Romey | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\n\nLangley Floating Home\nPrice: $299,000\nAddress: 9-20837 Louie Crescent, Langley, BC\nDescription: This pet-friendly floating home on the Fraser River is so charming. It has lots of light, vaulted cedar ceilings, two spacious bedrooms and a four-piece ensuite bathroom with a jetted tub. Plus, how can you beat that price?\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Wayne D Korol | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Wayne D Korol | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\n\nDelta Floating Home\nPrice: $445,000\nAddress: 19-3871 W River Rd., Delta, BC\nDescription: This custom-designed, three-storey floating home has tons of amenities. In addition to three bedrooms, it boasts European-style windows, a turret, covered balcony and an entire top floor for entertainment and relaxation. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Maria Senajova | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Maria Senajova | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\n\nChilliwack Rancher\nPrice: $349,000 \nAddress: 39-5648 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC\nDescription: This renovated two-bedroom bungalow is cozy and chic, with brand new quartz countertops, new flooring, new appliances and faux wood window coverings. It looks just as adorable inside as it does from the outside.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Joel Westeringh | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Joel Westeringh | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\n\nChilliwack Bungalow\nPrice: $349,000\nAddress: 38-5648 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC\nDescription: Just down the road from the previous house is this compact and stylish bungalow. This two-bedroom home has a front terrace, plenty of natural light and newly-renovated rooms throughout. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Joel Westeringh | REW\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Joel Westeringh | REW\n \n \n \nView Here\n\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.