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.

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