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stucco on exterior of house

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Hi all, we are thinking of buying a new home and there is a section on the exterior of the front of the house that has stucco. I personally don't mind it, but i'd rather have brick. my wife absolutely hates it and thinks its cheep. the stucco this builder is using isn't the kind that's made of plaster or concrete and then they paint it. its a kind where the color is all the way through. i'm not sure what its made of, but i guess they put color in the mix so that if a little piece falls off, it won't show the white underneath. generally, is stucco on the exterior of your house considered a cheep substitute to brick? how does it hold up 20 years later?

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