They say "variety is the spice of life" and this may hold true to house shopping as well. Looking at a variety of different homes can often help you trim your "must have" list and really find the key items that will make you call your new place home. It can be tough to have an "open mind" when it comes to some homes but when you can see beyond the 20 yr old carpet or the pastel paint color, it can sometimes be your dream home in disguise.
In looking at a variety of homes, this can be as simple as looking at homes at the top of your budget to the low end of the scale. This will give you a good idea how and why the homes differ in cost and where you might be willing to bend e.g. granite countertops to look-alikes. Other areas to consider would be different styles of homes. You need a 4 bedroom home but maybe a split-level isn't all that might work for you. That typical rancher style might not be so typical.
Looking at a variety of homes can never hurt. It might just make you realize that the one that first caught your eye is a keeper.
If you are looking to spice up your house hunting, give me a call at (250) 305-7034 and I'll help you find the variety you are looking for.