UNITS and townhouses in Cairns are providing affordable housing for first home buyers, couples and small families. According to the REIQ, in the December quarter median unit and townhouse figures showed good growth. In Cairns the increase in value was 25.7 per cent for a median of $235,000. Growth ranged from 41.6 per cent at Bungalow to 3.8 per cent at White Rock. The only negative suburbs were Cairns North (-2 per cent) and Freshwater (-2.7 per cent). When you look at the median unit and townhouse prices there are some very affordable properties still available which would suit a wide range of buyers.