as of this moment, and after an unwelcome parting gif^W^Wbit of extortionist bank fees i'm now the undisputed, debt-free owner of my house: i finally paid off my home loan and got the house and land title transferred.
it's a good feeling not to owe anybody anything *happy* :-)
"ANZ's profit swells" it said in the news, and no surprise: this bank's greed knows no bounds.
To close a paid-out home lown and get the title to your property back you have to pay them:
- $160 as "Production Fee".
- another $160 as "Lodgment Fee".
- and $137.10 as "Government Registration Fee"
oh, and by the way, the registration fee doesn't mean that the title is actually transferred do you; no sir, we do no such thing: for that purpose we recommend you lodge your documents ASAP and by yourself with the Land Registry Office, for another measly $152.10. WTF - what did i pay you $137.10 for, then?