Many of the best builders in Texas offer stucco.
Drive through Willow Bend, Plano and many of the upscale areas off Preston Rd in Dallas.
You will see lots of stucco. If stucco was so terrible millionaires would not use this material on their mansions.
Try running searches on builders that offer stucco like Toll Brothers and Shelley Malone.
Then compare to brick builders like Grand Homes or Pulte.
IMO it comes down to the quality of the builder.
When you own a house, you fix them.
When you buy a house, you look at the major expenses; roof, foundation, windows, A/C, etc.
An inspection will tell you if there any immediate or even long-term problems.
I have yet to have a client even consider the stucco as a buying consideration.
Good luck and may God bless
Stucco is basically Portland Cement, water and lime. Most EIFS systems are imitation stucco, made from synthetic materials. (Dryvit is one such example, not to single them out)... we see a fair amount of Dryvit and EIFS in our area.
First the good: Most EIFS systems are wonderfully waterproof, and an excellent weather resistant material when installed correctly, and maintained correctly.
Now the bad: Many EIFS systems are not installed correctly, and if they are installed correctly, are often poorly maintained. If water is allowed to get "behind" the system (between the EIFS and the house), since the material is so wonderfully waterproof, it has trouble getting out, and can create interior water damage and mold situations.
Since there have been so many problems with EIFS systems in the past, many relocation companies will not allow their buyers to purchase a house with EIFS, and that lowers your potential buyer pool when you go to sell.
Probably the bigger issue for resale can be a contemporary home, if this is the style. Obviously thee are some that love them, but some others don't. It often seems to be more difficult to find this needle in a haystack.
My recommendation should you choose to move forward with this home, is to get it inspected by a stucco expert. There are 2 in Dallas that I know of - both have been in business a long time and have inspected many of the homes in the area.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor