May 2007

We are sittting in an Kotor estate agent looking at their latest offerings, when someone phones in from Risan with a plot to sell. Within 30 minutes we are on site. It is an ideal position, with a clear view out to the Bay, as well as the horseshoe curve of the mountains which surround 3 sides of the ancient town. The plot is also only about 500m from the sea, and a relatively easy (if one is good at hills) walk to the shops in the town centre. We get our lawyer to check the title is clean (a vital part of buying here) and put in an offer. Nail-biting follows and we pay the deposit, followed by the detailed contract and the final payment. We are land-owners at last.