Cow Smell in Maricopa AZ. How bad is it?

Cow Odor in Maricopa, Arizona

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You may be considering moving to Maricopa, AZ and have heard stories about the “cow smell“.  I have lived in Maricopa since 2011 and have first hand experience with this.  There are two dairy cow farms on the outside perimeter of the city of Maricopa.  One is on 238 and one is on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.  In 2011, when I moved here it seemed like the smell was more severe than it is now.  The odor doesn’t linger constantly.  It’s just once in a while when the wind carries it towards the city and gives you a whiff of it.  The heat of the summer can make it worse.  There have been times when it was pretty potent but I have not had that experience in the past two years or so.  All in all, I wouldn’t let me effect my decision to move to Maricopa, AZ.

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I know the city is working on resolving the issue more.  Would this affect a decision to live in Maricopa?  For some, it may.  However, if you ask many current homeowners in Maricopa I’m sure they would say it’s just a minor concern and has definitely improved from 5-10 years ago.

What do you think about the cow smell?  Comment Below!!

Check out my other article on the pros and cons of Moving to Maricopa.

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Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
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Cell: (732) 306-7971
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Scorpions in Maricopa AZ?

Are there Scorpions in Maricopa, AZ?

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Scorpions could be a concern for you if you decide to buy a home in Maricopa, AZ.  You definitely wouldn’t want to purchase a new house and realize after you move in that there are scorpions creeping around.  Yes, there are scorpions in Maricopa AZ, but any home in the Phoenix area can have them.  It’s the desert!

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Some people I’ve spoken to say they have never seen a scorpion in Arizona, let alone scorpions in Maricopa AZ.  Others say they find them around their home once in a while.  One of the reasons is because scorpions have a path they travel for migration.  Even if a subdivision is built on the land over their migration path, they will still continue to use that path.  That’s why one house may get scorpions while their neighbor has never seen one.  And the homes that get them will most likely always get them.

Related: The Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa, 5 Reasons to Relocate to Maricopa, AZ, Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale and A Maricopa AZ Realtor

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If this is a concern for you, when viewing homes for sale you could look around for any dead ones, especially in the garage.  Many homes for sale are vacant and you will see dead bugs and get a good idea of what creeps around.  Another thing to consider is if the home is close to the desert or tucked deeply in a subdivision.  You are less likely to get scorps if you are tucked deep within civilization.  If you finally choose a home, check the seals around windows and doors to make sure they are snug where bugs can’t get in easily.

Do you live in Maricopa and have a scorpion story?  Comment it below!

Now, let’s say you buy a home and to your horror, you see a scorpion.  Try to snap a picture of it so you can show it to an exterminator.  The bark scorpions are common in Arizona.  Exterminators aren’t very expensive and will help keep them at bay.  However, the poison exterminators use takes about 7 days to actually kill the scorpion.  But reducing the numbers of bugs in general will help defer scorps from your property.  If you see one in your home, I’d suggest killing it but watch out because they carry babies on their backs that will jump off and run away when confronted.  Also, keep in mind scorpions are nocturnal.  You can walk around your property with a blacklight at night to see what’s lingering around.  Scorpions glow brightly under a blacklight.

To sum it up, it’s the luck of the draw whether you will see scorpions in Maricopa AZ or not… whether in Maricopa or anywhere in the Phoenix metro area.  If you get stung, call your doctor or 911.  They will most likely advise you to put ice on it and come in if any serious symptoms arise.  A scorpion sting can be deadly to children and pets so I wouldn’t waste time getting to the hospital if my child was stung.

If you need help purchasing a home, let me know.  I’d love to help you out.  I specialize in Maricopa.

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

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Foreclosures in Rancho el Dorado, Maricopa, AZ

Foreclosures, Bank Owned, and Lender Owned Homes for Sale in Rancho el Dorado
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Foreclosures in Rancho el Dorado, Maricopa, AZ

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You may be looking to get a great deal on a house in Rancho el Dorado by seeking out foreclosures.  Since I live and work in Rancho el Dorado I know much about its real estate market.  Sometimes you can get a good deal, but sometimes not.  A lot of research should be done to investigate the value of the foreclosure you may be interested in by checking recently sold prices, the condition of the home, average price per square foot on comps, etc.  I can do that research for you to make sure you are happy with the home you are thinking about purchasing.

With foreclosures, you are dealing with a bank instead of an actual seller who lived in the house.  How does this affect the home buying process?  Not much.  It’s pretty much the same except for a few small things.  Above is a list of all of the foreclosure homes for sale in Rancho el Dorado in Maricopa, AZ up to date by my MLS.  If you happen to click it and see no results, make sure you keep trying back to see if any new ones hit the market.  Or if you prefer, I can set you up with a customized search that will email you new listings as they hit the market.  If you are interested in that, please contact me at the information below.

If you see any foreclosures you like, let me know and we can set up a showing.  I’d be happy to help you in the home buying process from start to finish.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

Great Links:
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Rattlesnakes in Maricopa, AZ?

Are there Rattlesnakes in Maricopa, AZ?

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You may be thinking about buying a home in Maricopa, AZ but first want to know if there are rattlesnakes.  The answer is YES.  It’s the desert southwest, and there are rattlesnakes in the southwest desert.  I remember not long ago coming home late at night and seeing one crawling down my street.  I couldn’t believe it.  That was the only time I have personally seen one in the wild.

Every so often you hear a story of someone seeing a rattlesnake.  They hibernate during the colder weather and come out at night when it warms up.  When I’ve heard any stories of people finding them in their homes it’s always been in the garage.  It’s a pretty rare occurrence to see a rattlesnake though.  So don’t worry about it too much.

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To be on the safe side I wouldn’t walk around at night, especially through any kind of brush, and make sure the seals on your windows, doors, and garage are snug.  The worst thing you can do is catch a rattlesnake by surprise because you may get bit.  If you do get bit, get to the hospital immediately.

If you are looking to buy a home in Maricopa, please contact me at the information below. I’d love to be your realtor.  I specialize and live in Maricopa.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

Great Links:
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
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Anyone Missing Teakwoods in Maricopa?

Do you miss Teakwoods in Maricopa, AZ?

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I know this isn’t very real estate related but I was just sitting here thinking about when I moved to Maricopa, AZ in 2011.  My sister had already lived here and took my family out to dinner at Teakwoods and we had such a great time.  We threw peanut shells on the floor, ate great food, and had a few drinks.  I was anticipating going there to eat many times in the future in this new town I just moved to.

Relocating to Maricopa from New Jersey was a great move for us, leaving behind the cold winters, high property taxes and high priced old homes in New Jersey.  We started our new lives and I was excited that Maricopa had Teakwoods, Quiznos, Rosati’s Pizza, and Baskin Robbins.  However, not too long after I moved here they all closed.  🙁

**Do You Miss Teakwoods?  Have Memories to Share? Comment Below!**

Good thing there are some great developments on the horizon for Maricopa.  Check out my other article on the pros and cons of Moving to Maricopa.

Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

Great Links…
Preparing Your Arizona Home for a Sale
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
Free Personalized Home Value
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