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What can you buy in the low $600,000s in Southern California?

How does Los Angeles real estate stack up against the rest of the Southland? Here is a sampling of homes in the low $600,000s in L.A., Ventura, Riverside and San Diego counties.

The three-bedroom home in Highland Park previously sold for $422,000 in 2012. (Realtor.com)

HIGHLAND PARK: This English Manor-inspired home on a corner lot has been remodeled with new floors, custom cabinetry and recessed lighting. Landscaped grounds contain drought-tolerant plants and an avocado tree.

Address: 1045 North Avenue 51, Los Angeles, 90042

Listed for: $625,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,371 square feet (4,277-square-foot lot)

Features: Front porch, arched doorways, upgraded electrical and plumbing

About the area: In the 90042 ZIP Code, based on 38 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $580,000, up 13.7% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.

Privacy hedges mark the entrance to this renovated bungalow near Beverlywood. (Realtor.com)

MID-CITY: Built in the 1920s, this two-bedroom bungalow features double-hung windows, hardwood floors and an upgraded kitchen.

Address: 8864 Guthrie Ave., Los Angeles, 90034

Listed for: $619,000 for two bedrooms, one bathroom, 867 square feet (2,829-square-foot lot)

Features: Drought-tolerant landscaping, covered porch, crown molding

About the area: In the 90034 ZIP Code, based on 17 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $870,000, up 18.2% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.

The three-bedroom Traditional has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms in 1,868 square feet. (Realtor.com)

SIMI VALLEY: Dormer windows and a sloping roofline lend an East Coast quality to this 1,868-square-foot home in the Deerwood Estates area.

Address: 2690 Deerwood Ave., Simi Valley, 93065

Listed for: $609,900 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,868 square feet (8,756-square-foot lot)

Features: Step-down living room with bay window, covered patio, dog run

About the area: In the 93065 ZIP Code, based on 82 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $525,000, up 6.6% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.

Outdoor living areas and amenities highlight the three-bedroom cottage in Oceanside. (Realtor.com)

OCEANSIDE: Designed for indoor-outdoor living, this updated beach cottage has a detached garden room, a bath house, a large deck with an adjustable shade, raised garden beds and fruit trees.

Address: 1138 S. Ditmar, Oceanside, 92054

Listed for: $605,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 816 square feet (5,500-square-foot lot)

Features: Remodeled kitchen (2007), tankless water heaters, audio/video wiring

About the area: In the 92054 ZIP Code, based on 32 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $468,000, down 5.8% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.

The updated ranch-style home sits on more than a quarter of an acre in the southern part of Carlsbad. (Realtor.com)

CARLSBAD: Vaulted ceilings and large picture windows lend an open and airy quality to this updated ranch-style home, originally built in 1979.

Address: 2808 Luciernaga St., Carlsbad, 92009

Listed for: $629,000 for three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,858 square feet (0.25-0.5-acre lot)

Features: Upgraded master suite, finished attic, three-car garage, wide lot with fruit trees

About the area: In the 92009 ZIP Code, based on 54 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $873,000, up 5.5% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic.

Built in 2006, the 3,009-square-foot home features a center-island kitchen and large formal areas. (Realtor.com)

TEMECULA: This single-story home, built in 2006, opens to a formal living room and dining room area with raised ceilings.

Address: 34042 Vandale Court, Temecula, 92592

Listed for: $600,00 for three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,009 square feet (0.28-acre lot)

Features: Center-island kitchen, master bedroom with walk-in closet, mother-in-law suite

About the area: In the 92592 ZIP Code, based on 131 sales, the median price for single-family homes in May was $385,000, down 2.8% from the previous year, according to CoreLogic. Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times
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