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Explore Beautiful and Amazing Deception Pass

Beautiful Pristine Lakes

Considered a top destination for tourists as well as those who live in the area, Deception Pass State Park is a Marine and camping area that boasts over 4000 acres. The park also includes over 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline. Along with saltwater shorelines there are also freshwater shorelines of nearly 34,000 feet. This is found on three beautiful pristine lakes located in the immediate area.

One-Of-A-Kind Old-Growth Forests

Deception Pass State Park is most notable for its breathtaking rugged cliffs that offer shear drop-offs into turbulent and colorful waters of famous Deception Pass. Even more impressive is the beautiful and one-of-a-kind old-growth forests and a wide variety of abundant wildlife found throughout the park. Breathtaking views and miles of nature trails for unlimited hiking round out this truly amazing State Park.

Samish And The Swinomish Indian Tribes

The park has a history that dates back thousands of years. When first settled, deception Pass was known as Bowman Bay, Coronet Bay and other titles of the time such as Rosario. Over time the area was settled by the Samish and the Swinomish Indian tribes. One of the first explorers to map the area was Captain George Vancouver who was a European on a northwest coastal expedition. He was responsible for the name that still stands today, Deception Pass.

Multiple Hiking Locations

Other advantages of visiting Deception Pass include a wide array of camping opportunities. With over 160-tent sites and multiple hiking locations as well as facilities such as showers and restrooms, the area is perfect for a family outing. In addition, there is a park store and a full array of boating opportunities. For example, open all winter is the Coronet Bay boat launch as well as multiple other freshwater and saltwater boat ramps.

Explore The Great Outdoors

There is a variety of other nearby parks that can also be enjoyed when visiting the area. This includes everything from Hope Island State Park to the Skagit Island State Park in the Bayview State Park. Over on Camano Island there was Cama Beach State Park and in other areas tourists and locals alike will enjoy for Casey State Park and James Island State Park. With so much to offer it is clear to see what Deception Pass and all of Western Washington is the number one destination for those wishing to explore the great outdoors. Contact Nicole Haun today to learn about Oak Harbor real estate opportunities for investors as well as those simply looking for a place to call home.

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What To Know Before You Sign On The Dotted Line

Tips For A More Effective Real Estate Closing

It is important to ask a number of essential questions before signing on the dotted line in any real estate closing. For example, it is always a good idea to ask the question “what am I buying?” before signing. Buyers should be sure that they have done their due diligence and properly inspected the property thoroughly. This is likely the biggest investment an individual will ever make and that is why it is so important to know exactly what you are buying before you sign.

Closing Documents

Equally important is to know the type of loan that you are getting before signing. Prior to signing any closing documents it is recommended to know exactly what your interest rate will be and even if there are any prepayment penalties. Understanding when the first payment will be due and where it should be sent is also vital. Signing closing documents with an air of uncertainty is never a good idea. Homebuyers who are about to close on the home should know what to expect with regard to escrow fees, document prep fees, title insurance and other types of miscellaneous fees.

Picking Up Checks

Those signing closing documents should also understand how much money will be needed going forward. Even though a loan product is in place, there will likely be a certain amount of out-of-pocket expenses needed to close on the home. Knowing where that money will be sourced and how it will arrive in the escrow account so that you can close on time is important. All parties involved in the deal should be properly informed when it comes to picking up checks, wiring funds and any other special payment instructions.

Maintenance Related Work

Finally, those closing on a home should be prepared to have utilities turned on so that there will be no confusion on move-in day. Everything from utilities to maintenance related work and property taxes as well as homeowner’s insurance must be addressed prior to the closing date on your Anacortes real estate deal. It is also a good idea to make sure that the escrow officer has all of your details in order, such as contact information for the insurance company that you are using. As an added note, Oak Harbor homebuyers preparing to close should ascertain whether or not the previous owners have completed all repairs as agreed.

About Nicole

Contact Nicole Haun today by visiting Realestateinanacortes.com and filling out our simple online contact form. We offer access to a wide range of Bow WA multiple listings as well as homes for sale in Mount Vernon Washington and many other surrounding communities.

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