Trend: house prices up 2.8% y-o-y in Q2

During the latest quarter, house prices fell 5.97% q-o-q. 

Analysis: Tourism is what drives Montenegro's economy, contributing 22% of GDP, and 34% of investment.  From 2011 to 2016, the tourism sector grew by an average of 6.4% annually, and similar growth is expected this year. 

However, the country is highly indebted, and non-performing loans handicap bank balance sheets. Many areas are poor, so this is a country with a divided property market - a rich foreign-oriented sector, and a local sector. 

Rents, rental yields: yields in Podgorica are excellent at 7.53%

Apartments are very inexpensive in Podgorica at around $1,400 per sq. m.

Montenegro: city centre apartment, buying price, monthly rent (120 sq.m.) 
   Buying price  Rent per month  Yield
 Podgorica  €168,000  €1,055  7.53%

Recent news, updates: the European Commission expects economic growth to average 3.4% in 2017-2019.