Purchasing a house in Vancouver is next to impossible. If you can find something, chances are its not affordable. Not only that, but there are very few detached homes for sale. Most homes are actually part of an apartment complex or other confusing configuration. Owning a home is ideal especially if you want to start a family or just have some peace and quiet. We did a little digging and found six homes for sale in Vancouver that are actually affordable. And by affordable we mean under $1 million.\nVancouver is a seriously expensive city. Many of us millennials won't be able to afford a home until we are in our 80s.\nIn some instances, it is cheaper to purchase a private island. Seriously, some islands around B.C. are cheaper than most average homes in Vancouver.\nWe refuse to believe that the only affordable thing out there is a parking stall. So we did a little digging and found six affordable homes in Vancouver that you can actually justify purchasing.\nAll these homes are under $1 million which means that while it's not an ideal price, it’s going to be the best we can get in this city. If you're looking to purchase a home in Vancouver, then we wish you luck. These six homes are a great place to start.\nPrice: $548,000\nAddress: 17 2885 E. Kent Ave., Vancouver, B.C. \nType of Home: Townhouse\nDescription: This home is a two-bedroom split level townhouse just minutes away from the new River District. The open concept living is adorable and at slightly over half a million, it’s doable. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Century 21\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Century 21\n \n \n \nPurchase\n\n\n\n\nPrice: $649,800\nAddress: 6-1618 Columbia St., North Vancouver, B.C.\nType of Home: Single-family floating home\nDescription: This floating home may be a little different from what you expect from your average home but it’s pretty cool. Think about it this way, you will always have a waterfront view. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n RE/MAX\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n RE/MAX\n \n \n \nPurchase\n\n\n\n\nPrice: $449,900\nAddress: 3456 Copeland Ave., Vancouver, B.C. \nType of Home: Townhouse \nDescription: This 1,130 square foot-home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and the most adorable black tile floor. With natural lighting, you won't feel like you’re stuck in a dungeon. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Century 21\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Century 21\n \n \n \nPurchase\n\n\n\n\nPrice: $779,000\nAddress: 1979 W. 13th Ave., Vancouver, B.C.\nType of Home: Strata\nDescription: If you're looking for a quiet space, then this is perfect. This house sports a patio, garden, and welcomes pets which is a win for Vancouver. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Century 21 | Dean Wilkins\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Century 21 | Dean Wilkins\n \n \n \nPurchase\n\n\n\n\nPrice: $899,999\nAddress: 3189 Edward Ave., Vancouver, B.C.\nType of Home: Duplex \nDescription: Right in the heart of Mount Pleasant, this development is adorable and affordable. At only 743 square feet, it is small so be prepared to live alone or with one other person at most. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n RE/MAX\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n RE/MAX\n \n \n \nPurchase\n\n\n\n\nPrice: $879,000\nAddress: 873 Prior St., Vancouver, B.C. \nType of Home: Duplex\nDescription: This two-bedroom house is light and roomy. It's really a steal for Vancouver considering you get a garage, yard, and huge windows. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n RE/MAX | Michelle Comens\n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n RE/MAX | Michelle Comens\n \n \n \nPurchase\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.