Hi Fitness Femme,
I searched the entire North County area and there are only seven houses ( only 2 bedrooms) under $230k.
If you willing to consider a townhouse or condo you have many more options. I have nine listings under $250k and they are all 3 bedrooms.
Prices increased over the last 90 days and the under $300k price range is a very active investor market.
Take a moment to read my last blog about San Marcos homes for sale and you will have an idea about the current market.