I probably would not buy a stucco house unless it was located in Southern or Central California, Nevada, Southern Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and south Texas. I have never seen them hold up well in wet environments. In fact, even here in San Diego, over on Coronado Island and in La Jolla, they just do not hold up well because of the coastal fogs, marine layer, and lack of sunshine until about two in the afternoon. Most houses along the coast are wood, heavily painted wood. In dry climates, though, even a stucco house with shoddy installation can hold up extremely well as long as one doesn’t water it with the irrigation sprinklers or go power washing it.