October 15/19 – Team Morse Newsletter



October 2019 Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone!

September came in and out with a “Bang!” in Prince Rupert real estate.  Throughout 2019, our sales have been consistently lower than 2018, with the exception of July. September’s sales have definitely closed the gap; you can read more in the “What’s the Market Doing?” section below.

Regarding Prince Rupert news, on September 16th, The City of Prince Rupert signed an agreement with the Coast Tsimshian nations of Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams.  The Memorandum of Understanding — a non-legally binding commitment — establishes a basis for working together on shared goals for the region.

City of Prince Rupert strengthen their commitment to Coast Tsimshian nations

The Port of Prince Rupert shipped it’s first shipment of bitumen to Asia recently.  Here’s an article that discusses that, as well as the impacts of shipping the bitumen:

Prince Rupert final Canadian stop in first successful shipment of semi-solid bitumen, what are the impacts?

Here are some more articles from the past month:

Province commits to negotiating revenue-sharing agreement with northwest B.C. municipalities

Prince Rupert marks seventh annual Orange Shirt Day with morning of reflective thought and march

Moresby Tank Removal Project moves forward; Port Edward to receive more than $1M from Ridley Tax

Net comes up empty for UFAWU-Unifor fishermen seeking disaster relief, city council offers help

If you would like more information about market conditions, or have any other Prince Rupert or real estate related questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains



September 2019

Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

We had a fabulous September. In fact, September’s sales have brought us much closer to the numbers from last year. We’ll surpass 2018’s dollar value in sales, if this momentum continues. We believe that as time goes on and our Port grows, buyers gain more confidence in Prince Rupert.

SALES (all types):

# of sales in September 2018 – 8

# of sales in September 2019 – 17

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)

As of September 30, 2018 – 158

As of September 30, 2019 – 147


1 – office space

15 – houses

1 – retail


As of September 30, 2018 – 191

As of September 30, 2019 – 145


As of September 30, 2018 – $ 295,302

As of September 30, 2019 – $ 310,155


As of September 30, 2018 – $ 42,027,450

As of September 30, 2019 – $ 41,902,830

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 September 30, 2019.

Turn Pumpkin Seeds into a Salty Halloween Snack


After carving out your Jack O’ Lanterns, you may be wondering, “What do I do with all the pumpkin remains?” While a pumpkin’s flesh could be used for a great purée, the true prize is the seeds which can make for a perfect snack during a Halloween horror movie.

To start, simply collect the seeds and rinse them to remove any pumpkin remains. Once the seeds have dried, place them in a bowl, add a bit of olive oil and mix in your favorite seasonings. Salt and pepper is a classic choice but other options such as paprika or even popcorn seasonings can help add new flavors.

Once the seeds are evenly seasoned, lay them on a baking sheet and pop them into the oven at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. Be sure to turn the seeds over a few times while they cook to prevent one side from burning. Once cooked and cooled, simply turn on your favorite Halloween movie and start snacking!

Have a very happy Halloween!

Local Events

7TH Annual Chamber Fall Gala and Auction Fundraiser
North Coast Hall (Formally North Coast Convention Centre)
Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
“Voices from the Skeena: An Illustrated Oral History”
Museum of Northern BC
November 8, 2019 at 7pm

Book signing with Robert “Lucky” Budd and Grammy-nominated local artist Roy Henry Vickers

This is not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale or individuals currently under contract with a brokerage. All information was current on Oct 24, 2019.


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