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Brick house or stucco house? Depends on the investor type

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Canadian Realestate Magazine | 04 Dec 2014, 11:10 AM Agree 0
Market conditions may be chipping away at the Canadian bias for brick houses, with a new poll suggesting investors see little short-term value in what remains a more costly purchase.
  • Diane Dozois | 04 Dec 2014, 02:03 PM Agree 0
    Anytime a person is investing in a long time ownership of their home Brick is by far the best. I still put a premium on a brick home when I am listing it. Vinyl siding or stucco cannot be compared for sound, wind, durability, etc. Good solid brick does not seem to date itself.
  • MND | 05 Dec 2014, 06:12 AM Agree 0
    Painting of stucco isn't the only maint. Some Caulk is usually necessary annually. Our climate just isn't suited to stucco. It's a cheaper option than brick only prettier than siding.
  • michael weatherall | 06 Dec 2014, 10:00 AM Agree 0
    A contractor friend said he would no more purchase a stucco house than the multitude of leaky ( stucco ) condo's were plagued with here.

    The west coast is no place for stucco..period...soaks up water...holds it....and inexpensive system for surfacing..and too often applied when base ( plywood/osb ) is still damp.
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