It's really hard to give sensible advice without specifics. What's your budget? Your age and physical condition? Are you planning to singlehand or do you have a significant other willing to crew? What's your ultimate goal, a circumnavigation or just weekend cruising in the Northeast?
I noticed a couple of Tayana 37s, a Krogen 38, and a Crealock 37 yawl. None of these will win many races, and it's hard to tell which boats are project boats from the Yachworld ads. Personally I like the Krogen cutters.
Since you have time, I'd keep an eye out for a Valiant 40, or a cutter rigged Pearson 422 center cockpit, which has that centerline queen aft and is a little more spacious than a Valiant 40. Or try to find a Hood Wauquiez 38 without teak decks.
And I'd search up to $100K. You can always make an offer, and many boats can be had for far, far less than the Yachtworld asking price.