If you're looking for an apartment there are many great areas in the San Fernando Valley. Most likely you're going to be looking anywhere between 350k-500k depending on which areas you decide you want to live in. There are some homes in Woodland Hills at the met starting at 219k 1 bed 1 bath approx 600 sqft.
Be mindful that most of these communities have a Homeowners association and you have a monthly dues in addition to your mortgage and insurance. For a home like that around 219k you're looking at something like this:
% Down 20%
Down Payment $43,800.00
Mortgage Rate 4.40%
Monthly Payment $877.33
Property Tax $228.13
Let me know if you're still looking I would love to assist you in the Process.
CalBre License # 01864133
1 in the ~600K
4 in the ~900K
7+ over 1 Million
this could change since there are properties pending that could fall out and active again or add-ons
Foreclosure are a rare bread, but still come up from time to time (you need to be all cash). You should seek a Realtor to discuss your needs and price range, this will help narrow the search.