October 2013

New Swimming Pool Regulations

by admin on October 22, 2013

Chris Hasson explains the new Swimming pool Act for Real Estate Sales

As you will undoubtedly know, the 29th October 2013 deadline for complying with the Swimming Pools (Amendment) Act 2012, calling for the registration of all backyard swimming pools, is fast approaching.

The NSW Swimming Pool Register has now gone live, allowing householders to register their backyard swimming pools ahead of the October deadline.

The Swimming Pools (Amendment) Act requires all homeowners to register their pools online by 29 October 2013, or face paying a fine. But the register is now up and running and NSW pool owners can register their pools now.

Pool owners will also be required to provide a valid compliance certificate before being able to sell or lease a property with a pool as of 29 April 2014.

The legislation also outlines requirements for councils, which include:

  • organising a pool barrier inspection program by 29 October 2013, and inspecting any pool that is complained about to the counc il;
  • compiling an annual report on the number of pool inspections undertaken and the level of compliance with the requirements;
  • conducting pool inspections prior to the sale or lease of a property at the request of a pool owner; and
  • issuing compliance certificates, valid for three years, after an inspection which finds a pool barrier compliant with the requirements of the legislation.

Councils may charge a fee up to a maximum of $150 for the inspections.

For more information about the Act, and for checklists aimed at assisting pool and spa owners in assessing the safety of their pools and spas, see the NSW Government Swimming Pools Register and check out the Royal Life Saving Society’s information about the register.

The following is the link to the swimming pool register.


Chris hasson explains swimming pool design and safety regulations for sale


Funny Real Estate Signs

by admin on October 21, 2013

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18 Sandpiper Avenue Salamander Bay For Sale

by admin on October 18, 2013

Luxury Single Level Home For Sale

Port Stephens leading Real Estate Agent Chris Hasson show cases this luxury 3 bedroom home in the prestigious Horizons Estate.

Are you looking for a low maintenance home with luscious gardens, unique angles that you can relax by a resort style tropical pool area with your very own alfresco poolside retreat?

If so, this home is definitely for you!

Perfectly positioned so you are able to soak up the morning sun over breakfast while being fanned by the refreshing NE summer sea breezes, not to mention being protected in the winter from the southerlies and cold westerlies.

Perfectly positioned…

Benefits & Features include:

  • A Quiet a Secure Luxury Location

The property is located in a gated estate, adjacent to Horizons Golf Course which is accessible from the estate. The property is freehold and part of a Community Association.

Consequently strata fees are payable for maintenance of the street scape, to the roads and for the security of the estate. These fees are a small $316 per quarter. A low price considering the amazing benefits.

  • House and Land

The land area is a little under 800m2 and is level.

The house external walls are mainly double brick bringing soundproofing, strength and insulation. There is a termite barrier in the footings.

The roof is white colour bond with thermal blanket and fireproof insulation.

The external screen doors are crime safe. Not that you really need it in this safe neighbourhood with deadlocks on the front door for those who love extra security.

There is a plethora of power points, with lighting under all the eves and security sensors.

This is also helpful for when visitors call at night.

The swimming pool is a concrete in ground pool with pebble -crete lining and has a sandstone cement rendered surrounding.

The water purification system comprises of a large sand filter and ionising equipment.

Also installed is a heat pump and installation lighting.

The house was built in 1996 by a local builder.

It is unique in style with three living areas flowing continuously from front to rear.

There are three good sized bedrooms.

The three bedrooms all have ceiling fans and TV outlets.

With a mixture of floorboards carpet and tiles the home has timeless style and comfort.

Chris Hasson: Port Stephens Leading Real Estate Agent

For inspections, don’t hesitate to call Chris Hasson on 0402348080
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8 Beenong Street, Nelson Bay

by admin on October 4, 2013

New Eco Friendly House For Sale

Simply stunning!

We are looking for best offers on or before the 6 October at 5 PM with interested expected between $580,000 and $630,000.

This is probably one of the most spectacular brand new affordable homes to come onto the market in a long time. Quality hand build frames, insulation and soundproofing almost 3 times standard, heated bathroom floors, side and rear access, private oasis with DA for a swimming pool are just some of the features of this amazing home. Add polished concrete bench tops, fireplace, alresco decking and spa as well as exemplary finishes and you have a home that will be talked about. There are so many more features with house, only an inspection will do them justice.

Owner is moving over seas and this must be sold. This is a rare opportunity to buy brand new luxury living at an affordable price.

Features include:

4 Bedroom + Study Alcove
Master with Full ensuite and his and hers walk in robes
2 Bathrooms (1 with bath 1 with double shower) Heated tile floors
2 Living areas
Large deck with merbau decking
Full custom kitchen with stainless appliances – Concrete counter tops – Glass tile backsplash
Water feed to fridge
Gas stove, electric oven
Gas line to BBQ
90% LED lights
2 AC systems
Bamboo floors and carpet in bedrooms
Oversize Garage – electric garage door opener
High raked ceilings

4 man hot tub
Full irrigation to garden and yard
New turf
Water feature
Easy care garden
DA approved a pool in the back
640sp m lot
Rear access
Room to store boat or camper
Set back from the road front

Design and Location
Custom layout and designed in conjunction with Sorensen Design
Unique beach/bush home design, organic in feel
Great for young families
Home warranty Program until 2019
5 minute walk to town
10 minute walk to duchies
Back onto 5 acre reserve and beside a vacant and unlikely to be built on lot (due to Stormwater pipe location through the middle)

Build Specs
Full insulation from floor to ceiling
Bamboo flooring
North facing to take advantage of passive solar heating
Solar hot water system with electric boost
Unique 6000 litre under house rain tank bladder with pumps – Used in laundry, toilets and irrigation
Built to new bush fire regulations
Opposing large doors across living area for maximum ventilation and cross breeze.
Garage floor engineered for second level addition.
Low E Glass windows – for increased insular value.
Exterior storage under the house.

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Call me on 0402348080.

This is Chris Hasson, look forward to meeting you at the property.