February 15/19 – Team Morse Newsletter


February 2019 Issue

Mike Morse
February Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

We’re halfway through February, and it’s nice to see more daylight hours.

Since our last newsletter, Prince Rupert’s boil water advisory was lifted after more than a month (for people without compromised immune systems). It was quite the “hot” topic in social media, so we’re glad it’s over and we look forward to moving towards a new municipal water system.

Currently, the All Native Basketball Tournament is happening, and our city is hopping busy.

Over 100 Lax’Kwalaams members took part in the opening ceremonies:

Lax Kw’alaams’ powerful performance at 60th All Native tournament

Here’s an interesting article on how our northern economy is stabilizing, thanks to increased industrial activities at the Port of Prince Rupert and on Ridley Island:

Propane, coal and port expansion helped economy stabilize: says NDIT report

B.C.’s coal terminal expansion to accommodate diversification

The Prince Rupert Port Authority issued a development moratorium that will prohibit any industrial work in the marine area that could pose a health and ecology risk to salmon populations in the mouth of the Skeena River:

Development Moratorium Issued By Prince Rupert Port Authority

There is still cannabis talk, in our news:

Prince Rupert not ready for commercial cannabis yet

Council to give final consideration to cannabis store

That’s a general summary of what’s been happening in our city.

 If you would like more information about anything mentioned above, or if have any other real estate related questions, please contact us. We would be happy to meet with you to see how we can help you out.

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

January was a pretty slow month in terms of sales. There were also 25 less listings on the market, compared to last year. The average sale price of a house is high, but that’s because the price was the average of only 3 house sales. The market ebbs and flows, we’ll see what February brings!

SALES (all types):
# of sales in January 2018 – 16
# of sales in January 2019 – 5

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)
As of January 31, 2018 – 16
As of January 31, 2019 – 5

1 – multifamily
1- townhouse
3 – houses

As of January 31, 2018 – 171
As of January 31, 2019 – 146

As of January 31, 2018 – $ 290,916
As of January 31, 2019 – $ 355,000

As of January 31, 2018 – $ 3,757,400
As of January 31, 2019 – $ 1,522,599

The stats are based in whole or in part on information supplied by the BC Northern Real Estate Board for the period January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

Three Helpful Tips For Creating a Cozier Home


Dealing with the dreary weather and chilling winds of February can be a trying experience. With spring still in the distance, it’s up to your home to provide the warm respite you need to get through the winter. With these handy tips, you can make your home the cozy getaway you need to get you through to spring.

Bring Warmer Colors Into Your Home

Colors have been proven to have a huge influence on a person’s mood. Take refuge from depressing weather forecasts and cold mornings by bringing some warmer colors into your home. Yellows, oranges, and certain shades of red can really brighten a room and bring a cozier feel to your interior. Some great additions that will bring these colors into your home include colored blankets for your couch, a decorative centerpiece for your coffee table, or perhaps a new table cloth.

Try a New Lighting Style

It may be a small tweak that you have never thought about before, but the way a room is lit can play a huge role in creating a warmer atmosphere. Lamps are a great way to illuminate a room and create a cozy, welcoming setting. If you are using lamps in your home, be sure to equip them with “Soft White” or “Warm White” light bulbs. These bulbs feature a slightly yellower tone that can help give your home a little bit of extra warmth.

Introduce a New Scent Into Your Home

Trying out a new comforting scent is a great way to make your home feel cozier. Scented candles, in particular, are a great option worth considering! Besides bringing a relaxing glow to your interior, scented candles are a fantastic way to bring a cozier atmosphere to a room. Some great scents to check out include woodsy aromas or scents that offer a hint of cinnamon.

Local Events

Royal Canadian Legion Twonie Lunch
Prince Rupert
February 16, 2019 11:00am to 1:00pm

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