In my far from qualified opinion, you do not, in general, get too many great ocean going cruising yachts that are easy to sail short handed, at your price point... they are all going to be a compromise in some way: Either by size, or by being less than ideally set up short handed sailing, or by lacking in some of the creature comforts of more expensive cruising boats, or being in need of work (all boats need work, to a lesser or greater extent. Boat buying
is something of a compromise regardless of your budget
I bought a boat 3 years ago, with pretty much the same budget as you (my budget was $AUD 75k including delivery). I ended up going with a bigger boat (40') which was far from ideal in terms of its sailability short-handed, and had a very basic fit out. I have been refitting down below and working (slowly) towards making it easier to sail short handed... but still using the boat.
Now (and for the coming months) is a great time to be buying
... it is a buyers market and you should get more boat for your dollar than you might normally expect.