January 15/17 – Mike & Nikki’s January Newsletter



January 2017 Issue

Mike Morse
January 2017 Newsletter

Hi Everyone!

On January 3rd, we received the announcement that AltaGas will be moving forward with their propane export facility at Ridley Island. This was a positive way to start our year!

AltaGas Announces Positive FID on Canada’s First West Coast Propane Export Terminal 

There has also been news that Petronas may move the berthing area of their potential LNG project to Ridley Island.

LNG project on Lelu may scrap bridge for Ridley 

In addition, the Fairview Container Terminal Expansion project is expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2017. According to a December press release from the Port, “The next significant milestone for the project is expected in March 2017 with the arrival of three Malacca-max dock gantry cranes to make Prince Rupert big ship ready.” There is always a bustle of activity at our Port.

Only time will tell what will unfold during the rest of 2017!

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620

Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



Prince Rupert / Port Edward Real Estate

As we often said in 2016, the stats for 2016 were very consistent with 2015. Although the last few months of the year showed some signs of slowing activity, overall the 2 year comparison was very similar to one another.We are hopeful that we will see more sales activity in the coming months as a result of the Alta Gas announcement last week.


2015 – $ 51,428,251
2016 – $ 51,292,805


2015 – 209
2016 – 198

2015 – 153
2016 – 150

2015 – $ 260,604
2016 – $ 264,745

For your interest, here is the average sale price of a detached residential home at year-end for the past five years:

2012 – $183,896

2013 – $192,379 (+$8,483)

2014 – $217,651 (+$25,272)

2015 – $260,604 (+$42,953)

2016 – $264,745 (+$4,141)

The stats are based in whole or in part on information supplied by the BC Northern Real Estate Board for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2016.

6 Quick Ways to Give a Room a New Look

A new year is a perfect chance to make changes in your life, to start something new. Many people begin diets or exercise regimes at this time of your, but there is another way to change things up in your life: your home decor.

While redecorating completely might be a little daunting, there are some smaller things you can do to change the look and feel of a room. If it’s time for a change in your home, try one of these ways to refresh your decor.

Get a new rug – It’s easy not to notice what you are walking on but adding or switching a run can make a big difference. Different colours, patterns and textures all give a room a different feel.

Move things around – If you keep everything exactly same but just rearrange the placements, it will still make a big difference to the room’s overall impression.

Add a dimmer to your lighting – A change in lighting instantly changes the mood. Adding a dimmer allows you to control that mood as you please. Turn it up when practical, or turn it down for a cozy evening.

Hang different pictures – Switch up your wall art. Use different frames and a different arrangement to alter the overall look of a room. You can also switch from art prints to family photographs or vice versa.

Buy some (different) knick knacks – Add a few carefully chosen objects to coffee or side tables. If you already have some, switch them out for new ones. You don’t have to throw out the old ones — you can start rotating or use them in another room.

Get new curtains – In general, fabrics are an easy way to change up a room. Lighter, darker, brighter, simpler — however you choose to go, a new pair of curtains will have a big impact. Sticking with fabrics, a new throw for your couch will have a similar effect.

Local Events

AFFNO Sugar Shack Festival
Jim Ciccone Civic Centre (Auditorium), Prince Rupert, BC
Saturday, 28 Jan 2017
Lester Centre 30th Anniversary Showcase
1100 McBride St, Prince Rupert, BC
Saturday, 4 Feb 2017

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