December 15/18 – Team Morse Newsletter

December 2018 Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone,

We’re nearing the end of 2018 and we’re grateful for another decent year in real estate, because no one can predict what will happen in our industry from year to year.

In Prince Rupert, 2018 brought projects including an expansion project for Ridley Terminals, the Phase 2B expansion for the Fairview Container Terminal, and a 3rd propane terminal project proposed by Volpak.  The federal government announced they were injecting $21.9 million into our container port to improve its capacity.  In October we had a municipal election. These are just a few news items from the past year.

In the way of recent news, there hasn’t been an abundance since our last newsletter.  Some of the headlines have been focused on the cannabis sales zones.  Perhaps by next month there will be some cannabis retailers open in downtown Prince Rupert.

Here are a few news articles we’ve compiled:

School Board appoints new chair

Ottawa unveils plaque in Prince Rupert after historic cherry trees chopped down in error

Council votes to expand proposed retail cannabis zone in Prince Rupert

DP World Prince Rupert Container Terminal Successfully Completed the Transition to the Navis N4 TOS

After 30 years Metlakatla Development Corporation releases economic impact report

Council to host public hearing on cannabis sales zone

Rent prices fall in Prince Rupert says study

Prince Rupert draws its line for cannabis business

On another note, it’s been a mild winter so far, but the snow is falling on Shames Mountain. Our family is eager to get some skiing in over the holiday season.

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and much happiness in 2019!

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains


November 2018

Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

So far, 2018 hasn’t quite had the level of sales as 2017, however we’re still experiencing a healthy market. Thankfully Prince Rupert is not a “boom or bust” city, and this is reflected in our stats as we continue to move forward in a steady manner.

SALES (all types):

# of sales in November 2017 – 13
# of sales in November 2018 – 13

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)

As of November 30, 2017 – 199
As of November 30, 2018 – 184


1 – multi-family
1 – half duplex
2 – townhouses
9 – houses


As of November 30, 2017 – 164
As of November 30, 2018 – 162


As of November 30, 2017 – $ 275,770
As of November 30, 2018 – $ 293,892


As of November 30, 2017 – $ 53,004,300
As of November 30, 2018 – $ 49,885,250

The stats are based in whole or in part on information supplied by the BC Northern Real Estate Board for the period January 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.

Preparing Your Home For Holiday Guests


The holiday season is officially upon us and with it, holiday guests! If you have taken it upon yourself to be the host for this year’s holiday season, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for family and friends. Use these tips to guide you through getting your home guest-ready to ensure that your holiday hosting goes off without a hitch!

Make Room For A Happy Holiday

It can be hard to enjoy the company of family and friends when you are constantly bumping into one another. Be sure to thoroughly declutter the rooms that your guests will be mingling in before the big day. Depending on the number of guests you are expecting, you may have to rearrange your furniture to better accommodate your party.

Set The Holiday Mood For Your Guests

A little bit of tinsel and a few wreaths can go a long way towards bringing the holiday spirit into your home! Try spreading holiday decorations throughout your home to help your guests get into a holiday mood. Also, be sure to create a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes that can play in the background during your event. A few holiday classics are sure to set the perfect tone for your evening!

Prepare Easy To Eat Appetizers

Make sure you prepare enough snacks to keep your guests occupied while dinner cooks! When choosing which appetizers to provide, try to pick ones that won’t leave a mess on your guests’ hands and cause a handwashing lineup at your bathroom. If you are comfortable working in the kitchen, homemade appetizers are not only a great treat but also a fantastic conversation starter!

Here’s to wishing everyone a happy holiday and a fantastic New Year!

Local Events

Legion Steak Dinner
Royal Canadian Legion
Monday, December 17th 5pm to 9:30pm
Last Minute Market
Moose Hall
Saturday, December 22nd from 9am to 12:30pm

This is not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale or individuals currently under contract with a brokerage.


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