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.