While it might seem that $650,000 doesn’t buy a lot of house these days – especially in Southern California – the reality is that a home with both space and amenities is actually quite doable, provided you know where to look.

For example, a cute bungalow, located at 835 Brooks Avenue in Pasadena, offers three bedrooms and two baths, and a nice sized two-car garage. It also features an open floor plan, laundry room, and walk-in closets, along with a fireplace – and even a white picket fence. The asking price here is just $638K.

Another three bedroom offering can be found at 1169 Isabel Street in LA. This nearly century old bungalow has an updated kitchen (including stainless steel appliances), as well as a darling porch and lot that are ideal for year-round entertaining. This one-of-a-kind home is currently listed for sale at $649K.

If maintenance-free condo living is more your style, then check out the one bedroom, one bath unit at 1128 11th Street (#208) in Santa Monica. Situated just a tad north of Wilshire Blvd., you’ll find pristine wood floors here, along with a fireplace, and even a cute balcony that is ideal for grilling or just enjoying the fresh air. List price here is just $639K (plus monthly condo fees of $223).

pictured is 1128 11th Street #208 in Santa Monica