Total Area: 13,812 km²
Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest.
Driven mainly by Russian and British buyers, real estate agents report price increases of more than 20% annually over the past two years. Foreign investors are drawn to the Adriatic coastal areas, particularly the towns of Sveti Stefan and Budva. Some agents report that prices of coastal properties doubled within a year or two.
There are no restrictions on foreigners buying property, except for land, which can only be purchased by foreigners through a company. After a building is constructed, ownership can be transferred to individuals through a simple procedure. However, several politicians are concerned that foreigners are buying too many properties. A proposed law on the removal of restrictions on foreign ownership of property was withdrawn. Foreign-ownership of property is also expected to be a thorny issue when Montenegro applies for EU membership.