The bottom line for a renter should be a home that fits your needs for a price that works in a convienent area for your life. But when choosing pigeons vs no pigeons, I suggest the no pigeon house every time. Desert Shores was also built at a time 1989-1993 where it was normal to put grass up against the house walls. Since then, water conservation laws have come into play but also look to see if the water has eroded the exterior walls and possible gotten into the walls. That's more important when buying but no one wants a house with mold under any circumstances and a landlord may not know.
Just pointing out a few things that most TO houses don't have to worry about.
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