This is the HomeBase page
This is the original SupportBeal site video by Leobatfish
describing the situation not long before the Michigan
Supreme Court declined to hear our appeal
From the opening paragraph from the first
version of the www.SupportBeal website:
<<This site contains and connects to information
concerning Destiny-98, also known as REO America,
TransAm Tax Certificate etc, etc's attempt to foreclose
on 1960 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor Michigan and the
resulting legal dispute and public reaction.>>
The focus of this site has shifted to the Tax Lien and
Tax Deed buying business, how it operates and the
abuses it is open to. My personal case is a typical
This site is a reflection of my personal experience and
several years of research into the industry.
The site has grown by accretion and it can be difficult
to find one's way back to a given page. I apologize and
am working on a sitemap that should make it easier to
For help in navigating the website, see the notes
below about the different navigation bars.
There are many direct links to specific topics and
outside web pages scattered throughout the text:
most open in new windows to make it easier to
backtrack. Finding them again can, admittedly, be a
Navigation bar for the version of
SupportBeal from the Supreme
Court declining to hear the case
through the burning of the
Navigation bar for the original www.SupportBeal
These links will take you through the original site up
to the time of the final legal decision in favor of
This link will take you to the home page concerning
the dispute with Destiny 98 originally published on
www.PeterBealFurniture.com. Scans of original legal
documents can be accessed from this page.
This part of the website was also the first, and last,
time I tried to make things amusing or fun: it got too
Navigation bars to different sections of this website:
Fair warning: this site is complex and interconnected. It is,
unfortunately, still too easy to get lost in it. A sitemap is in the
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research into the Tax Lien/Deed
industry and misc response.
This portion of the website will
continue to grow.
This icon will
always return you
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First, I am still trying to get back my home and workshop/studio....
For a brief summery of the foreclosure of 1960 S Maple go to this link. To see a time-line of
the events go to 1960 Timeline.
Destiny 98's handling of 1960 S Maple has demonstrated every negative trait that has been
reported to me about tax lien buyers and the way they do business, from their outright
lying, heavy handed tactics, self-important self-representations, to their general
incompetence to actually do what they maintain they can do, that is, successfully develop
real-estate. Destiny 98 proved itself to be nothing more than what others have said their
kind are: opportunistic scavengers and bottom-feeders.
In defending the business their spokes people repeatedly twist and mis-represent the
facts to portray themselves as benefactors to the communities they operate in, providing
key needed revenue for municipal services, helping to revitalize local re-estate conditions
and promote the community's welfare when their actual behavior and the real facts
demonstrate no significant real contribution or exactly the opposite.
This is a jumbled story that is slowly coming together and as I fit each piece into place, it
becomes a little clearer. The message, though, is always the same; that the business of
dealing in tax liens/deeds is inherently uncaring, not just unsavory. It has at its root a
practice that no self respecting, peaceful enterprise should continue. Its participants have
shown no indication that any reform is contemplated. Instead, I've found only delusional
In the case of 1960 S Maple, Ann Arbor, seemingly driven by nothing more than greed,
indolence and ignorance, Douglas Q. Gale turned a troubled but productive and hopeful
household and studio/workshop into a dead shell, slowly, inevitably returning it to the
decay it had once been rescued from. I will show in this website that the facts of the matter
amply demonstrate this contention.
In researching the tax lien/deed industry, two other facts have surfaced worth sharing.
One is the association of otherwise respectable financial institutions with the tax lien
The other is the deliberate attempt of the tax lien/deed industry to co-opt the efforts of
Habitat for Humanity to their own ends. Such an association should give everyone the
same sense of discomfort as discovering one's local hospital had decided to enter into a
for-profit relationship with the local funeral home. Habitat must recognize how exposed it
is to manipulation by parties who, in their incidental operations, cannot avoid MAKING
I will provide, as above, ample evidence and sources to document my contentions.
In a perverse way, I want to thank Douglas Q. Gale's patronizing manner; it has given
me a bottomless pool of motivation to pursue the research necessary to flesh out this
For a Cheat Sheet Index of website topics go
All blue highlighted text links to
additional notes and information
"Just because something is
legal, doesn't mean it's
Losing my home and studio....
| Destiny-98 paid less than $6000 for 1960 S. Maple.
How much were they expecting YOU to pay?
For a brief
go to this
"A lot of people try to make us look like
the villain, and it's just not so,'' he said.
"We step up, we clear up the taxes, and
take old, dilapidated properties and
renovate them. We do a lot of good things
for communities ... "