July 15 /17 – Mike and Nikki’s July Newsletter


July Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone,

We are well into July and as this is being written, forest fires are raging throughout the interior of BC.  Our thoughts go out to those affected, as well as to the hard working firefighters and first responders.

Regarding news in Prince Rupert the past month, here are some key articles we have compiled:

More time needed to understand LNG project

Port dedicates $1.9 million for community projects

Note that the link above also includes a video of the Port’s 2016 Annual General Meeting, which is interesting and definitely worth a watch if you have the time.

VIDEO and story: Community rallies, wins $100,000 for McKay Street Park

Cruise ship strategy adds mobile team

Prince Rupert Gets An Extra Flight To Vancouver For The Summer

McClymont Park Trail Could Be Getting A Facelift

We hope the rest of your July brings some sunshine and enjoyment.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about Prince Rupert real estate.

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



June 2017 – Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

Our June was a busy month, which is typical for the time of the year. We sold a total of 24 properties.

The average year-to-date house price has continued to decrease from $283,446 in May to $281,766 in June. It’s also down $3,289 from last year.

However, the dollar value of all sales is very healthy. We are up $3,024,980 from last year. So we are cruising along!

SALES (all types):

# of sales in June 2016 – 22

# of sales in June 2017 – 24

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)

As of June 30, 2016 – 101

As of June 30, 2017 – 120


1 – Business

3 – Land

1 – Half-Duplex

1 – Townhouse

18 – Houses


As of June 30, 2016 – 181

As of June 30, 2017 – 191


As of June 30, 2016 – $ 285,055

As of June 30, 2017 – $ 281,766


As of June 30, 2016 – $ 28,529,220

As of June 30, 2017 – $ 31,554,200

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 June 30, 2017.

The Best Way to Label Boxes for a Move

There is so much to do on moving day and being properly organized will save you a lot of stress. One thing that seems small but can have a big impact on your move is how you label your moving boxes. The more thorough you are with labelling the easier it will be to move and to unpack your boxes. Here are some tips that will help you get it right.

The right equipment:

  • Permanent markers – Make sure to use good-quality markers that won’t wash off in rain or snow. Also, use a colour that shows up clearly on the boxes — you don’t want to have to squint.
  • Labels – You can either use labels to make sure your pen shows up clearly, or you can use them to colour code boxes that are going to different rooms of your next home.
  • Packing tape – As with the other items above, you’ll want to make sure this of good quality so that nothing comes unstuck.

Choosing a labelling system:

The most important thing about the labelling system that you choose is for it to make sense to you. However, if you are using professional movers, you need to ensure it is also clear to them. There are two common systems for labelling your boxes.

  • Colours – Each room gets a different colour. Put coloured labels on your boxes to indicate which room they should go into. You can also colour code the door of each room to make things even easier.
  • Numbers – The advantage of numbering your boxes is that, on top of helping to know what should go where, it makes it easy to see if any boxes are missing. Again, you can also number your home’s rooms to help with which boxes should go where. If you go with this system, create a master list recording your box numbers and what they each contain. Top tip: Have backup copies of your list in case one goes missing.  

How to label your boxes:

  • Label your boxes immediately after packing them to avoid confusion as to the contents.
  • Label the tops and sides of boxes so that you can still read the labels when boxes are stacked.
  • Clearly label which way up boxes should be.
  • Use clear packing tape to secure your labels, ensuring they won’t fall off in transit.
  • Even if you are using a colour or number code for your moving boxes, write the name of its destined room as well. Better safe than sorry.
  • Write your name and new address on the boxes — just in case!
  • Provide anyone helping you move — whether family, friends or professionals — with a labelled floor plan to help them find the different rooms easily.
  • If you are reusing boxes from an earlier move, make sure any old labelling is thoroughly removed or covered to prevent confusion.

Local Events

Prince Rupert, BC
Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017
Mount Hays Quickclimb 2017
Mount Hays, BC
Saturday, 12 Aug 2017

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