June 15/19 – Team Morse Newsletter


June 2019 Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone,

School is almost out for the summer. In fact, by the time this newsletter gets emailed to you, our daughter will have graduated from high school. We are trying to wrap our heads around that.

June is always a busy month, and the real estate market is no exception. Our stats aren’t showing the numbers like last year, but the Realtors in Prince Rupert are working hard.

There continues to be positive news in Prince Rupert. Last month, AltaGas made their first propane shipment, as they are now officially open for business:

AltaGas makes first propane shipment from northern B.C.

Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal celebrates grand opening

Our cruise ship season is officially underway:

Cruise ship 2019 season officially sails into Prince Rupert

We have a well-known planner to help “Redesign Prince Rupert”:

Redesigning Prince Rupert: former Vancouver city planner to help craft a master plan

Pembina will be putting significant capital towards the dock on Watson Island:

Pembina plans $20M dock repairs on Watson Island

Speaking of Watson Island:

Port Edward may cut off water to Watson Island if Prince Rupert does not come to the table.

Here is more info on the plans for a second container terminal:

Prince Rupert to add second container terminal, quadruple TEU handling

Our next newsletter will be in mid-July. Until then, enjoy your summer!

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



May 2019

Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

Although the market was active in May, our numbers are still down from last year. The average sale price for a house for the month of May was $265,291, indicating that not many higher-end homes were sold. Our average sale price for the year is at $292,506. We still have activity, and the Realtors are fairly busy, so we’ll take it!

SALES (all types):

# of sales in May 2018 – 23

# of sales in May 2019 – 16

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)

As of May 31, 2018 – 87

As of May 31, 2019 – 68


1- multi-family

1 – office space

1 – townhouse

12- houses

1 – manufactured home on a pad


As of May 31, 2018 – 204

As of May 31, 2019 – 189


As of May 31, 2018 – $ 297,716

As of May 31, 2019 – $ 292,506


As of May 31, 2018 – $ 23,669,500

As of May 31, 2019 – $ 17,913,053

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 May 31, 2019.

4 Essential Tips for an Indoor Herb Garden


There’s nothing quite like cooking with fresh herbs, and you can’t get fresher than snipping them off the bush seconds before adding them to your dish! Luckily, growing herbs right in your kitchen is relatively easy.

Here are some top tips to get you started and on the right track.

Choose the Right Herbs

Your favourite herb is a good starting point, as you will probably use it the most. If you are looking for low-maintenance options, though, chives, peppermint and parsley are all ideal. Some of the harder herbs to keep going are basil and thyme, so they aren’t the best options for beginners.

Pick a Sunny Spot

As a general rule, you should be growing your herbs somewhere which gets a minimum of 6 hours sunlight per day. It is also a good idea to turn your plants regularly so that they receive the sun’s light evenly.

Ensure Your Plants Drain Properly

If your plants don’t have good drainage, their roots will sit in water—which will lead to them rotting and the plant dying. Additionally, without the right drainage, water could leak onto your countertop (or wherever your plants are) and damage that surface.

Make sure you put your herbs in pots which allow for drainage, and that you place them on a saucer to collect water draining out.

Keep Each Plant Separate

Different herbs will enjoy different soil and levels of watering. In order to give each plant the best care, you should plant them in separate pots.

What herbs do you grow in your kitchen?

Local Events

20th Annual Aboriginal Day Prince Rupert
June 21st, 2019 12pm – 8pm
Canada Day Picnic in the Park
Mariners Memorial Park
July 1st, 2019 12pm – 4pm

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


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