Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Our very own bit of Australia!

Finally, the dream of most Australians - to own their house outright -has come true for us!   Thanks to Ken's inheritance from his darling Mother, we paid our mortgage off earlier this year.  But it wasn't quite complete.
The title was still in the name of our bank, and we had to go to the Land Victoria office (formerly known as the Titles Office) and have the title changed to our names as owners.  I did this last week, at a cost of $215 (they get at you in all ways, don't still have to pay for the piece of paper that says you own your land) and we celebrated afterwards with lunch in the CBD.  The original is now safely in a security box at our solicitor's office, with a photocopy here at home.
This is what the original title looks like.  The lady at the lending department of our bank told us that the Titles office would issue a new one and destroy this, and advised us to take a photo of it, as it is a historic document that dates back nearly 100 years.  So we did take a copy, but lo and behold the original was handed back to us along with the new title - the lady said keep it as a souvenir!

And this is the new one - all computerised now, but with the same information on it.  For obvious reasons, I have cut the address details out of the scan before posting it here!


Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

How truly wonderful for you both......your mum was a lovely lady ken she would be so pleased you have done this. Security is important for you both. Hugs from malmsbury.

Saturday, 07 September, 2013  
Blogger FredaB said...

congratulations. It must be a great feeling for you.


Thursday, 12 September, 2013  

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