LOL!! Ron, Thumbs up for your brilliant sense of humor:)
Young couple, in all honesty I'd start out with something like a newer (10 to 15 years old) manufactured home in a resident owned development in a nice area of SD County. Your price point limits your options rather significantly.
A single family home at that price point isn't even available in the worst neighborhoods. If you're thinking condos or even town homes they've taken a real beating and I don't think anyone has the crystal ball that can predict when they'll come back. Additionally, you'll be sharing walls with people which I'm not particularly fond of albeit lot's of folks don't seem to mind it.
A late model MH in a resident owned "Family Community" is a plausible solution in that you would still own real estate, would have all the benefits therein and would have a little breathing room around you i.e. a yard, carport, maybe even a garage, a deck, patio and many other important creature features you wouldn't realize how much you missed in a condo environment.
Lastly, your budget is a very realistic and affordable fit for a MH. I'd be happy to show you some MH's anytime. Please feel free to call me at 760 815-6977 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.