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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000Sellers Simon and Bozena
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

Sellers Simon and Bozena Pasternak say they chose a brick veneer for the front of their Colonial when they completely renovated it in 2006. "It looks very attractive on a Colonial," Simon Pasternak says. It's listed in October 2013 with Annette Mina of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

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Why buyers love brick homes

Stately. Solid. Strong.

These adjectives can't help but come to mind when describing a brick home. It's a look that has withstood the test of time, and also is highly desirable among buyers.

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders found that, nationally, consumers prefer genuine clay brick exteriors over vinyl siding, stone, stucco, wood and fiber cement.

In fact, brick can increase a home's value by 2.5 to 5 percent, depending on the market, says Jonathan Miller, chief executive of Manhattan appraisal firm Miller Samuel.

Here are some brick homes listed for sale on Long Island. Search Newsday Homes for more properties on the market.