According to the survey commissioned by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board most buyers purchased a detached single-family home.
In Greater Vancouver in 2008 -
44% of buyers purchased a detached single-family home
37% purchased a condominium apartment
16% purchased a townhouse
4% purchased a duplex
In the Fraser Valley in 2008 -
56% of buyers purchased a detached single-family home
19% purchased a condominium apartment
21% purchased a townhouse
2% purchased a duplex
1% purchased a mobile/manufactured home
Most (99%) reported that the home purchased is a principal residence rather than a vacation home, investment property or second home.