1631 Berkeley Street
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
I can’t say enough about how helpful Carlos was with me. He went over and above to make certain that I was successful. I had a last minute crisis because I misunderstood the health insurance rules. I had started my international insurance in November when I retired. The rule is that the insurance must be effective for a year upon entering the country. My existing carrier wouldn’t extend and Carlos pulled a rabbit out of his hat and got me a policy with a new carrier just in time for my application!
Although he specializes in Andalusia, he agreed to help me with my retirement visa to Menorca. He guided me with patience through all of my stupid questions and made sure that all of my documentation was in order. He has excellent contacts with the consulates and provided me with a certified translator that the consulates like. I can’t imagine trying to do this on my own. As a result of his assistance, I received my visa in record time! It was two weeks from my final application to the approval.
By the way, his rates are more than reasonable!
Thank you my friend!
We could not be more happy with the help that Carlos and Andalusia Lifestyles gave us, and absolutely could not have pulled this off without his deep knowledge and counsel. Over the past few years my wife and I fell in love with Europe and a dream began to emerge – partial year retirement in Europe.
But where? After researching all the options, we chose Spain (and in particular, the Costa Del Sol area) – a climate that matches our residence in Southern California, with a cost profile we could never duplicate here, and all that Spain has to offer culturally including proximity to travel within Europe and continue our adventures. Our research also revealed how unqualified we were to take on all the aspects of buying property in Spain. We found Andalusia Lifestyles online and were thrilled that there was an LA-based company right in our backyard fully capable of helping us navigate this intimidating journey.
We got in touch with Carlos and were immediately stricken by his passion for the area and his knowledge of the steps we needed to consider to make our dream a reality. Even better, he had realtor contacts and put us in touch with a phenomenal local lawyer and a mortgage broker. They all made the process infinitely easy to understand, we found our apartment, and one power-of-attorney later, the process went into auto-pilot for us. Everyone in the process was extremely patient and willing to explain each step along the way, and Carlos stayed very close to us and we felt like he was as personally invested in our success as we were.
Carlos and Andalusia Lifestyles have everything you need to make owning property in Spain a reality. Thanks again, Carlos!
Carlos Quintero, Founder
Born and raised in Huelva, Andalusia, I have spent many of the last 25 years in the US as a student --Berkeley, UT Austin-- and a professional --Yahoo!, Google--. It has been a privilege to live between both countries, and now, through Andalusia Lifestyles, I want to build a platform to help the curious-minded, adventurous American settle in Spain. Because, you cannot beat the US as the place to develop a career or build a business the same way Spanish lifestyle has no rival when it comes to enjoying leisure.
You will have our support here in the States and in Spain you will have the support of a network of trusted professionals with no other interest than your full satisfaction. Attorneys, realtors and tax advisers will make sure there are no surprises along the way and you are offered the best options in the market.