I have a friend whose family is not happy with raising kids in a 2-bed condo, but he can't afford a detached SFH in most of the region either. I've tried searching for townhomes on his behalf but there doesn't seem to be much stock that's significantly cheaper than a detached SFH. Even stuff in Langford is expensive since they're newly built.
Are there older, more affordable townhome clusters that are worth probing for potential sales? Or do they just disappear the moment they hit the market?