I recently bought a house in South Philadelphia. It has white vinyl siding, which isn't terrible, but it's not my first choice. It looks like it's brick underneath that's been stuccoed about five feet up the wall. I'm considering removing the vinyl siding and dealing with what's underneath. So what are my options? Repointing the brick? Painting the brick? Stuccoing over everything? Can I remove the stucco from the brick, or am I stuck with it? Am I better off just sucking it up, putting up some shutters and some window boxes and learning to love my vinyl siding? I'm a single woman on a non-profit salary, so I'm extremely price conscious. Rough estimates are SO helpful. Thanks so much.