Sept 15/17 – Mike and Nikki’s September Newsletter

September 2017 Issue

Mike Morse

Hi Everyone,

School is back in full swing, and those of us who are parents to school-aged kids are back to living a more scheduled life. Ironically, this can actually be more chaotic sometimes!

The real estate market in Prince Rupert continues to move along steadily.  We have not seen any drastic changes. You can see the stats in the “What’s the Market Doing?” section of this newsletter.

There hasn’t been too much in the local news lately, however on August 29th the Port had a celebration for the completion of Phase II of their terminal.  You will see from many of the articles below that there was much media coverage. We were happy to have a beautiful day for this.

Prince Rupert terminal expansion leads to job growth

Port of Prince Rupert unveils expanded terminal, ‘a strategic gem’ for CN Rail

Fairview – Phase 2 Open for Business 

‘A Hail Mary pass’: how the Port of Prince Rupert became a player in the world of global trade

VIDEO and Story: The best is yet to come, says Minister of International Trade

Strong Summer For Prince Rupert’s Cow Bay Marina

Which LNG projects are left in Prince Rupert

By next month, we’ll be right in the middle of the fall season.  We’re looking forward to seeing what that brings!

Mike & Nikki Morse, REALTORS®

Mike Cell: 250.600.6620
Nikki Cell: 250.600.4650

RE/MAX Coast Mountains


August 2017 – Prince Rupert (& Area) Real Estate

From the August stats, our market is showing no major signs of an impact from the Petronas announcement. The number of sales is down from August of last year, however, the number of sales from July 2017 was also down. So, it’s difficult to make assumptions at this point.
Our average sale price is up from this time last year, and $1503 more than last month. We are still faring well overall, and seem to be going steadily along.

SALES (all types):
# of sales in August 2016 – 15
# of sales in August 2017 – 20

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES (all types)
As of August 31, 2016 – 148
As of August 31, 2017 – 153

1- Half-duplex
2 – Houses on more than an acre
12 – Houses

As of August 31, 2016 – 176
As of August 31, 2017 – 184

As of August 31, 2016 – $ 267,520
As of August 31, 2017 – $ 286,186

As of July 31, 2016 – $ 39,363,220
As of July 31, 2017 – $ 41,368,100

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 August 31, 2017.

5 Ways to Bring Fall Colours Into Your Home

Sadly, summer is behind us. On the plus side, that means fall and fall colours. These warm shades are great for use in your decor. Here are a few ways to use the browns, oranges and ochres of autumn in your home.


Blankets and throw pillows are simple but effective way to add new colours to your decor. As an added bonus, they’re also nice and cozy to have around.


Candles can add not just fall colour but fall fragrances, too. While you might want to group a few candles for the colours, make sure only one of them is scented — or it might get a bit too much.

Autumn Leaves

Collecting brightly coloured leaves and some pinecones is an inexpensive way to add an element of fall to your home decor. Display them in a vase or bowl.


Changing out your lampshades for ones in a fall colour is a double whammy. The lampshades themselves and the light they cast will soon have you feeling autumnal and cozy.


A tray is always a handy piece of decor. As well as looking good, they can help keep things organized. For that fall feel, use wooden or wicker trays.

Local Events

Terry Fox Run
Northern Savings Credit Union
September 17th, sign-up starts at noon
Alaria’s Fiddle
Lester Centre of the Arts
October 7th, 7pm-9pm

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