Is brick a sensible investment?

And then some.

On average nationally, homes made of brick sell for 6% more than similar homes built with other materials. Typically, that accounts for the entire additional cost of brick when you purchased your home. Add to that, of course, the month after month and year after year savings from no maintenance on the brick, lower energy bills and a lower cost
every year to insure your home. Investing beats buying every time.