Brick versus hardy board siding

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Unlikely that siding material will be a factor for a tenant as far as rent amount is concerned. Brick may be lower cost from a maintenance perspective, but there are more important considerations, like verifying your numbers/estimates for rent , expenses, etc., are accurate.

I don't think siding will have any impact on how much you can charge for rent.  

The first factor in how much rent a rental can command is location.  The second factor is location.  The third factor is location.  After those three factors, tenants might focus on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the overall quality of the home and appliances, the available parking, and whether you have carpet or hardwoods.  

Aside from location location location, the other factors are not necessarily in order.

Agreed all the way around as far as how much you're going to make. Brick is usually (but not always) harder to screw up, where as cement board can get ruined if you don't know what you're doing. Vinyl siding is hard to screw up as far as ruining the siding but you can make it look bad by hammering too tight, not leaving expansion room in channels, etc. 

With that in mind, you should concentrate on lots of other factors first, location being prime. Condition of siding is nothing more than part of your pricing & bargaining strategy, since few renters will care one way or the other.