Lifestyles Real Estate sued by investors who loaned $1.46 million for projects in Costa Rica, Geo...

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A trio of Watsonville produce shippers is suing Lifestyles Real Estate of Santa Cruz, alleging the company failed to pay back loans made three years ago totaling $1.46 million for two development projects.
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Bernie Madeoff

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For those who are current, or past members of the
CHAD WATERS FAN CLUB, here's where you can find the
mystery man.
He's the CEO of an Investment firm called
MOKUAINA PROPERTIES, LLC.
His bio reads as follows;
"For the past 16 years, Chad has had extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry. He has founded numerous companies over the past 16 years involved in real estate, lending, land acquisition, entitlement, development, foreclosures, property management and investment partnerships. Moku'aina Properties is excited to have Chad as our CEO to grow the company throughout the Hawaiian Islands".

You could insert DeDiego where the word Chad is, and you have Mr. Water's clone here in Santa Cruz.

Chad can be reached at;
chad@mokuaninaproperties.com

You'll notice the name Water's never appears on the
literature, just in case someone wanted to google his name.

Good Luck
Bernie
Bad Experience Too

Arlington, VA

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I bought an investment property from these guys back in the day- was told it was a "pocket listing" at a "steal"- then watched it lose 40% in value over the years. I have other experiences as well that have led me to lose trust in their word. Investor beware.
Bernie Madeoff

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Chad Waters Update;
Here's the correct e-mail link:
chad@mokuainaproperties.com

The websites are:
Mokuainaproperties.com ; and, bridgehi.com/chad.html

bernie
Baron

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Concerned in Corralitos wrote:
Remember the old warning "if its too good to be true it probably is". Anyone expecting 20% plus interest might want to get a clue that there is significant risk attached when the 10 year T Bill is paying less than 3%. At least the lawyers will be earning some fees.
Yep, if you want that kind of return you need to get in the credit business. P-)
Baron

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Ice Man wrote:
Again, why would you trust a Mervyn's underwear model with a sack of your money?(No pun intended)Who's the moron here?
is dediego the underwear model? hmmm

let us into the inside joke please....:-)
Baron

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Ice Man wrote:
<quoted text>I'm just making a completely true statement. Some people are meant to be investors and some people are meant to be underwear models, no?
He seems to be a bit "petite" to be an underwear model but what do I know? I'm 6'7" without shoes or coffee. P-)

Beauty and brains don't always go together...is that your point? Then again, Cindy Crawford was an electrical engineer.

Ugly doesn't mean smart either...lol Sorry guys.
sc local

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These guys are the biggest scammers in santa cruz
Beating a dead horse

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Hey, bad timing, bad choices, bad return, it's happening everywhere. At least they had the stones to try climbing Everest. Not all succeed. Arnoldo, Chad, Mitchell, the list goes on and on. At some point, they may have made you money which is not mentioned in the article or blogs (wonder why?)

To the investors, darn, more homework needed. Risk is risk, come with rewards and oh sh*t times

To the bloggers, print your real name cowards

To the guys named, damn, it will pass one day. keep swinging, you'll find out who your real friends are.

I wonder if everyone would be writing this crap if it paid off as expected. Jon
hop sing

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Beating a dead horse wrote:
Hey, bad timing, bad choices, bad return, it's happening everywhere. At least they had the stones to try climbing Everest. Not all succeed. Arnoldo, Chad, Mitchell, the list goes on and on. At some point, they may have made you money which is not mentioned in the article or blogs (wonder why?)
To the investors, darn, more homework needed. Risk is risk, come with rewards and oh **** times
To the bloggers, print your real name cowards
To the guys named,****, it will pass one day. keep swinging, you'll find out who your real friends are.
I wonder if everyone would be writing this crap if it paid off as expected. Jon
Arnoldo climbing Mt Everest - perish the thought!- I remember once the Great Arnoldo tried to get me into an investment deal - Thankfully I said "feet don't fail me now!", but he's OK - nice man but a wheeler-dealer. Is he lifesyle's mentor or something?
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Watch out for these guys, they might have some "Swamp Land" to sell you in Florida. Pip Squeaks in suits are still Pip Squeaks..........Better go back to cleaning carpet and don't play with the big boys!!!!
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Arnoldo, what a joke, we all remember his antics! I'm surprised the California Real Estate Commissioner never caught up with him, he does not deserve to have a license!!!!!! He thinks he's the mighty and powerful oz, what a joke he is......
Santa Cruz Native

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omg Chad is still wreaking havoc......Better call the DRE and have them do a sweep.......these guys need to be shut down pronto!
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Brian DeDiego, he is an embarassment to the Santa Cruz and now he has been caught at his sleasy, self serving games. How many other 'friends' did he suck in to his personal, self enriching schemes.
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Don't call the DRE oh damaged ones! Join the local DA to add your case to the mounting plaintiffs and just try to get your money back. Good luck!
CRPV

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Oct 29, 2010
 
You lend money to anyone here, consider it a gift because the likelyhood is you will never see it again. 20 years experience talking.
go f your self

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Ice Man wrote:
<quoted text>I'm just making a completely true statement. Some people are meant to be investors and some people are meant to be underwear models, no?
(he has a body and a mind; fat @#$)
VGV

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Jun 9, 2011
 
OhMy wrote:
Brian DeDiego, he is an embarassment to the Santa Cruz and now he has been caught at his sleasy, self serving games. How many other 'friends' did he suck in to his personal, self enriching schemes.
HE Sucked a lot, if you know what I mean...

Since: Jun 11

Heredia, Costa Rica

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Jun 10, 2011
 
That is because some people do not get the luck to know people that really will like to invest so they get cut up with the rough influence off withe collier because my self and few others will love to have a honest chance to work with real investors that will help the country so if there is any body that really will like to make a serious move in costarica real state send me a email me rbeckford@costaricarealstatetv .com ore att www.costarricarealstatetv.com

Since: Jun 11

Heredia, Costa Rica

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Jun 10, 2011
 
ore www.costaricarealstatetv.com
i will help you
little bitches

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Nov 28, 2011
 
i worked for these f*cks....mokuaina sucks donkey balls go back to the mainland you f*ckers
but first pay your f*cking employees
you f*ck with my money i f*ck with your rep. you stupid haole f*cks
angies list is next one i complain to

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