Monday, September 22, 2014

stories of a house and a contract part 4 the 2013 transfer of the real estate by way of document samples with some help from some reporting by Becky Garrison

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/08/20/mark-driscoll-returns-sunday-mars-hill-churchgoers-told-bring-bibles/

In May of 2012, according to Snohomish County records, a 5,529-square-foot, three-bedroom home on a 2-acre lot in Woodway was purchased for $1.05 million by the Future Hope Revocable Living Trust with Driscoll and his wife, Grace, as trustees.

The property was convened in May of 2013 “for consideration of love and affection” to the Downs Family Revocable Living Trust.  Its trustee, Melanie Thompson, is a Mars Hill Church member and outspoken defender of Driscoll.
Wenatchee The Hatchet has discussed this topic before.
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/08/seattle-pi-catches-up-to-driscoll-2012.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-follow-up-on-trusts-and-real-estate.html
 
http://marshill.com/media/proverbs/men-and-masculinity/ajax_transcript?lang=en
...
We – we didn’t watch Will and Grace and think it was funny. We didn’t – we were – we were a very masculine home. Okay? And I had two sisters and two brothers. My brothers’ names are: Mike and Matt. So, it’s Mike, and Mark, and Matt, and Melanie, and Michelle. That’s our family. I don’t know how that happened, but apparently we got stuck right in the middle of the alphabet. And in my neighborhood, my dad hung drywall every day to provide for the family. If you’ve ever hung drywall, it’s work; it’s significant work. To the point where, a few years ago, my dad broke his back hanging drywall and had to give-up drywall, because he literally severed his back. And my dad, when I was little, I remember him telling me, “This is a rough neighborhood. You look out for your brothers. You look out for your sisters. If I’m gone, you take care of the family.” And you had to in my neighborhood. ...
Thanks to some sleuthing by Becky Garrison it's now easy to establish that one Melanie J Driscoll married a Leon E Thompson back in 1997.  Props to Garrison for spotting and confirming this.  It was the last piece in the puzzle Wenatchee The Hatchet was considering for an existing hunch, that the Driscolls had transferred the real estate into the name of one of Mark's younger siblings to better obscure who had bought the house.  Garrison's research results can be found at the following link:
 
http://praisethelord-passtheammunition.tumblr.com/post/96748283509/lets-play-the-kevin-bacon-game-once-again
 
Wenatchee The Hatchet has a few extra things to present available with certain county records. 
 
 


If the effort behind all the effort was to keep the house out of sight and out of mind, well, providentially that was just apparently not meant to be.  Wenatchee The Hatchet found the real estate after about 20 seconds while investigating something that didn't seem to have any connection whatsoever to residential real estate in the summer of 2013.  It wasn't even clear to Wenatchee The Hatchet whose house it might actually be since it seemed irregular that a revocable living trust that was, at least at the time of discovery in mid-June 2013, listed by the snoco record as headquartered at Mars Hill corporate headquarters would be used to buy a piece of real estate that wasn't yet another Mars Hill campus.  However as recently available docs sent along to WtH have shown the trust was being based at another address altogether by 2013.

The transfer was finalized by September 2013.  It was during the months of June and July 2013 Wenatchee The Hatchet read through Real Marriage and began to notice a few problematic things and so having moved through a few steps in the history of the real estate purchase and the Result Source contract and possible avenues of data mining for orders we can get back a bit to the book itself. 

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