Four Appliances that Need Cleaning

It’s not that crazy of a thought. Why wash things that… wash things? Have you ever cleaned your dishwasher? What about your washing machine? Here are some tips to clean up four of your most-used cleaning appliances before they get … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Hire a Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Ruhl&Ruhl Realtor to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that … Continue reading

High Demand for Affordable Housing

We continue to have a bifurcated market with strong demand for and low inventory of affordable homes for sale, but low demand for and abundant inventory of expensive homes for sale. Recall that fewer than 4 months of inventory is … Continue reading

Tales from the Empty Nest

RIS Media’s Executive Editor shares her top fives ways to “plan” for an empty nest, if you can even plan at all! 1. Expect to miss your kids. I think I was led astray by those parents who said they … Continue reading

New Homes Market Steadies Regionally

Steady, if modest, growth in the regional new homes market has continued through the 3rd quarter of 2016. Area Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) have reported a sustained increase of 7% YTD. Both house and condo sales increased equally. At the … Continue reading

Community Partnership Sets Goal to Revitalize South of Six

A local development project is not all business for a team working to change the South of Six area in Iowa City.  As a young boy, Brad Houser remembers growing up in the South District.  He fished in the ponds, … Continue reading

Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent’s Basement? Think Again!

According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History. Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83.1 million. Read more here!

2016 In Review

We may have jumped ahead of ourselves by predicting the future last week, so today we’re going to take a moment to reflect on 2016. Yesterday, the NAR released the annual Profile of Buyer’s and Sellers, and we’re here to … Continue reading

Preview: What to Expect in 2017

When the air starts turning cold, we begin to think about the new year. What are our goals? What will be different about 2017? According to, some major things will change when it comes to buying a home. … Continue reading

Your Home Buying Wish List

When you begin to think about buying a home, you may start forming lists in your head of everything you WANT or NEED in your home. When it comes down to it, it’s important to know what you’re looking for … Continue reading

Regional Cities Offer Homeowner Discounts

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or looking for a fixer-upper, there are discounts available for your home buying needs in our region! We are here to help you find them. Check out just a couple below! Davenport NOW Davenport … Continue reading

5 Reasons To Use a Realtor

With home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, or For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Keeping Current Matters provides the top five crucial reasons why that may not … Continue reading

Who is Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors?

Founded in 1862, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors is ever-changing, ever-growing, and ever-loyal to our clients. Although we have constantly innovated over our 154 year history, we still hold the same principles to be true. “With our hundred years of service, we here … Continue reading