When you shop for a house, you're there about 10 or 15 minutes.
"Francis Cook" was a United Kingdom/British Independent politician, who was the Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Stockton North (UK Parliament constituency)/Stockton North from United Kingdom general election, 1983/1983 until United Kingdom general election, 2010/2010.More Frank Cook on Wikipedia.
Things often don't seem strange until after you move in.
What it comes down to is you take your chances. You either get used to the quirks of your house or you eventually just move on.