Jan 15/18 – Mike and Nikki’s Newsletter

 

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January 2018 Issue


Mike Morse

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 2018!

2017 was a decent year in Prince Rupert real estate. You can see more details below in the “What’s Our Market Doing?” section of this newsletter.  We’re hopeful that the market will continue to be consistent and stable, like it has been for quite some time.

Here are some articles to keep you up-to-date of recent Prince Rupert news since our last newsletter. Overall, things are looking positive.

AltaGas ahead of schedule

In Our Opinion: Out with the old

TransCanada (TRP) to Proceed With $6 Billion PRGT Project

Opinion: Port of Prince Rupert building better B.C. through trade

DP World pumps in $1bn for investments in 2017

Prince Rupert Had Strongest Real Estate Market in Northwest BC in 2017

Northern B.C. port breaks records in 2017

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WHAT’S OUR MARKET DOING?

DECEMBER 2017 & YEAR-END REVIEW
Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

Of all of the markets in the Northwest (Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat), it turns out that Prince Rupert had the strongest market in 2017.

Overall, we had a decent year; we even fared better than we did in 2016. In 2017, our overall sales value went up by $3,535,095, plus, the average price for a single family home went up $12,866. Good signs for a positive economy!

SALES (all types):
# of sales in Dec 2016 – 9
# of sales in Dec 2017 – 6

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)
As of Dec 31, 2016 – 198
As of Dec 31, 2017 – 205

TYPES OF PROPERTIES SOLD IN DECEMBER 2017:
1 – house on more than one acre
5 – houses

NUMBER OF ACTIVE LISTINGS (all types):
As of Dec 31, 2016 – 150
As of Dec 31, 2017 – 164

AVERAGE SALE PRICE OF A HOUSE (YEAR-TO-DATE)
As of Dec 31, 2016 – $ 264,745
As of Dec 31, 2017 – $ 277,611

TOTAL SALES OF ALL TYPES (YEAR-TO-DATE)
As of Dec 31, 2016 – $ 51,292,805
As of Dec 31, 2017 – $ 54,827,900

The stats are based in whole or in part on information supplied by the BC Northern Real Estate Board for the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017.

5 Things to Throw Out for a Clutter-Free Start to 2018

The start of a new year is the ideal time to make changes at home. One common New Year’s resolution is to cut the clutter, helping you have a fresh start in 2018. Make room in your life for new experiences this year. Out with the old, in with the new, as it were.

Here are 5 items to toss out for a clutter-free start to 2018.

Unused Toiletries

For whatever reason, we often end up with half-used and unwanted toiletries. Instead of letting them take over your bathroom, toss them all and reorganize the ones you actually use. A good rule of thumb is to toss out anything you haven’t used in the last month. To avoid feeling wasteful, offer unopened products to friends and family.

Old Towels and Linen

While you’re in the bathroom, get rid of another item that seems to accumulate over time. Throw away worn-out towels and bed linen. Animal shelters are often grateful for old towels, too.

Cookbooks

Cookbooks are often bulky and it’s rare to find one where you use more than a few of the recipes. To save space, photocopy the recipes that you do use and get rid of those giant tomes.

Sports Equipment

In the first burst of enthusiasm for a new sport, it is tempting to get all kitted out. But when that enthusiasm fades, sports equipment is often left gathering dust and taking up space.

Boxes and Packaging

It’s always tempting to keep the packaging from TVs, stereos, appliances and more. Sure, you think, it will come in handy if you want to resell the item, but the reality is it’s just clutter.

Local Events

Roy & Rosemary – Featuring Cody Karey (pianist, violinist and tenor)
Lester Centre of the Arts
January 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
Mélisande
Lester Centre of the Arts
January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm
Alysha Brilla Trio
Lester Centre of the Arts
February 9, 2018 at 7:30pm