Living by the beach can be expensive, especially If you want to live in Orange County, one of the most expensive places to live by the beach. Even with home prices coming down in the last several years, finding a single family home near the beach for around $500,000 can be tough.
Huntington Beach is one of those special places were things are different and more affordable. Since the city spreads out over several square miles you will an abundance of homes in this price range. Distressed properties control the large majority of this market so make sure you understand how to buy bank owned and short sale properties. Dealing with the banks can be a difficult process but If you to buy a home for $500,000 is the key. Make sure to look in the South and West Huntington Beach areas to find the best deals.