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Previous, and first, boat was a Paceship PY26. I owned her 6 years very happy with the experience. Nice sailing boat, very manageable for a beginner, and tons of room inside for its length. Seems like it meets most, if not all, of your requirements, including $$.
Good owners website: The Paceship Website Homepage
Here's an example of one for sale in Virginia ($7000):
1978 Paceship PY26 sailboat for sale in Virginia
Another in Rhode Island ($3500):
26 Ft PACESHIP SAILBOAT
Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions regarding the PY26.
Southern Cross 31
"If you are lucky to live by the sea, you are lucky enough"