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



June Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone!

The countdown is on until the end of school. Often the market slows down for the first while after school ends.  We will see what happens this year, because we never really know.

On June 22, if the B.C. Liberal government loses a confidence vote, there would most likely be a minority government accord between the NDP and Greens. If so, we will have to see what effect this will have for the future of LNG in our region.

Prince Rupert continues to move forward in a positive light.  Here are some news articles from the last month:

Cruise season brings tourism boom to Prince Rupert community

New Cranes to Boost Capabilities of Prince Rupert Container Terminal

Port of Prince Rupert readies for specialty bulk cargo with Ray-Mont Logistics

STORY AND VIDEO: Whopping $120,000 raised at 2017 Prince Rupert Relay for Life

Fibre fast future for the city

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



May 2017 – Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

May 2017 had significantly more sales activity than last year, with 9 more sales. The average year-to-date house price is down, though, at $283,446. So far this year, our overall market appears healthy as we are up $2,057,830 in sales of all types. By all types we mean residential and commercial properties.

SALES (all types):

# of sales in May 2016 – 17

# of sales in May 2017 – 26

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)

As of May 31, 2016 – 79

As of May 31, 2017 – 96


3 – Land

1 – Apartment unit

1- Half-duplex

21 – Houses


As of May 31, 2016 – 184

As of May 31, 2017 – 189


As of May 31, 2016 – $ 287,310

As of May 31, 2017 – $ 283,446


As of May 31, 2016 – $ 23,047,970

As of May 31, 2017 – $ 25,105,700

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 May 31, 2017.

5 Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

If you are selling your home during the summer months, there are a few extra things to bear in mind. By taking account of them, you should improve the ease and speed with which you sell your home.

Curb Appeal

During the warm summer months, potential buyers will be in less of a hurry to get inside and more inclined to focus on the exterior of your property. Make sure all exterior features are in tip-top shape. Whether that means mowing the lawn (Grass grows faster in summer!), repainting your home or staging the balcony, all of these things will catch a buyer’s eye.

Showing Availability

Make sure you are flexible in response to showing requests. Thanks to longer daylight hours, you may be asked for showings later into the evening. Be as accommodating as you can without causing major disruptions to your own life.  That said, always talk to your REALTOR® about when your home can and can’t be shown.

Summer Decor

It may not be realistic to completely redecorating with every passing season, but look for opportunities to introduce some summer colours. Cushions and throw rugs are both easy ways to change things up.

Natural Light

One of the best things is the increase in sunlight. Take advantage of that to help sell your home. Take down heavy curtains, or at least keep them open, to make your home feel as bright and airy as possible.


The last thing you want is for potential buyers to feel hot and bothered, associating that feeling with their visit to your home. When it’s hot outside, keep your home nice and cool. If you have a/c, that’s great. Otherwise, open doors and windows to create a through draft.

Local Events

Cow Bay Day
Cow Bay
Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 12pm to 4pm
Canada Day Celebration
Mariner’s Park
Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 12pm to 4pm