July 15/18 – Team Morse Newsletter



July 2018 Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone,

Since last month’s newsletter was issued, Prince Rupert received some exciting news. On June 19, the Port of Prince Rupert and DP World announced the next expansion for the Fairview Container Terminal. As noted in the article below, “The project will have significant economic impact on Prince Rupert and the surrounding region, creating approximately 300 additional full-time equivalent positions at Fairview Container Terminal.”

Port of Prince Rupert announces Fairview Phase 2B expansion

At this time, they announced the new CEO, Shaun Stevenson. He has worked for the port for 21 years as vice president of trade development so he is well versed in all elements of the Port.

Port of Prince Rupert names Shaun Stevenson as new CEO

We also had a visit from Trudeau:

Trudeau announces bioregional oceans protection agreement in Prince Rupert

On July 12th,  it was announced that a third propane project for Northcoast BC has been proposed. Vopak is proposing to build a storage tank on Ridley Island for natural gas products.

Third propane project for North Coast B.C.

Regarding real estate in our area, it appears that we are now almost on par with last year’s sales. It took a while, but that’s great to see. Please refer to our “What’s Our Market Doing?” section below.

Here are a few more articles to catch you up with the news in Prince Rupert:

CN revs up investment in B.C.

Date set for official Rushbrook Trail opening

Ridley Terminals moves ahead with expansion project

We hope that so far this summer you are absorbing some sunshine and enjoying quality time with friends and family.

Thank you.

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



JUNE 2018

Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

When comparing the stats to last year, we are looking fairly consistent, especially in the value of sales. Our average house price is still up, meaning that more higher priced homes have sold this year than last year.

Once again, our market is steady. We’ll take it!

SALES (all types):
# of sales in June 2017 – 24
# of sales in June 2018 – 26

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)
As of June 30, 2017 – 120
As of June 30, 2018 – 113

1 – Land
1- Apartment unit
1 – Half duplex
22 – Houses
1 – Manufactured home on a pad

As of June 30, 2017 – 191
As of June 30, 2018 – 196

As of June 30, 2017 – $ 281,766
As of June 30, 2018 – $ 301,167

As of June 30, 2017 – $ 31,554,200
As of June 30, 2018 – $ 31,160,000

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 June 30, 2018.

4 Quick Cleaning Hacks That Will Let You Spend More Time Outside This Summer

Regardless of the time of year, cleaning probably isn’t topping the list of things you’re excited about, and that is especially true when the sun is shining outside. Use these tips to reduce the time you spend cleaning and increase the time you spend enjoying the summer.

De-stink your sink

Over time, food can build up in your garbage disposal and cause a smell. To clean the disposal blades and banish the smell, throw in some ice cubes and a few tablespoons of salt, before running the disposal for a few minutes.

Microwave lemon juice

It may sound odd, but microwaving a bowl of lemon juice until it starts to boil (between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, depending on your microwave) will soften burnt-on food residue. Then, you can simply wipe it off — all thanks to the citric acid!

Make your dishwasher do double-time

Your dishwasher can also be used to clean bathroom items, such as the soap dish, toothbrush holder and drinking cups. Just put them in, and leave the machine running while you head out into the sunshine.

Use a lint roller on lampshades

Dust often goes unnoticed on lampshades, but fear not, using a lint roller is an easy way to remove that dust without spreading it around.

Local Events

Intertidal Music Festival
North Pacific Cannery Museum
July 21, 2018 (Noon – 10pm)
The First United Church’s Summer Market
First United Church
July 28, 2018 (8.30am – Noon)

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


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