When we set out to find the homes our budget would buy, we knew we would get little to nothing for $200,000. But doubling that price limit to $400K we just assumed we were firmly in the SoCal housing market.
Our eyes didn’t want to tell our wallets what we found. It’s not that you can’t find a house for nearly a half million dollars in Southern California; you can. But is it in a place where the commute to work is realistic? Is it in a somewhat safe neighborhood?
Depending where you search, the answer is decidedly, maybe.