Ruhl Agents Care About Community Schools

Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS is dedicated to community service, and it shows in each and every member of our organization. Each quarter, a member of our Ruhl family is recognized for their outstanding commitment to improving our communities. And as the back … Continue reading




Why Invest In Land

Have you ever wondered what it is about land that makes it such a valued investment? I have my own thoughts about this that I share routinely as I consultant clients about the nature of land investing. Dirt is real, … Continue reading




Staycation in Newbo

Looking to travel across the Atlantic this weekend? Look no further than the heart of Cedar Rapids. Designated as an Iowa Cultural District, the Czech Village/New Bohemian District is also known as the NewBo District. The NewBo District provides visitors … Continue reading




Ruhl Markets GREAT for First-Time Homebuyers

In 2015, the National Association of Realtors reported that the percentage of first-time homebuyers had dropped for the third consecutive year from 33% to 32%. Historically, the long-term average shows that nearly 40% of primary purchases are from first-time homebuyers. … Continue reading




Home Sales Brisk and Prices Appreciating

Fueled by low interest rates, the first half of 2016 saw a 10% increase in sales volume and a 4% increase in average sales price. There were 5% more properties sold, and there were 12% fewer properties listed for sale. … Continue reading




Six fixes to make buyers say WOW

Getting ready to sell your home is not an easy process. It involves decluttering, constantly cleaning for showings, and an endless list of things you were going to fix “someday.” Inman.com gave us a list of six things you should … Continue reading




Thank You

In just six short weeks, you helped us raise over $525 for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on our Facebook page. That’s $87.50 per week, and $12.50 per day. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and support during this … Continue reading




10 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Inman.com recently published the 10 ways homebuyers can improve their credit scores, and we wanted to pass the information along because we know the mortgage process can be difficult to understand. You never know when the perfect home will come … Continue reading




Why We Started

As we near the end of our July campaign, we want to remind you why we began. On June 28, we set out to raise $2,500 for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) by July 31. The DAV works to fulfill promises … Continue reading




Whitey’s Ice Cream: A Quad Cities Tradition since 1933

Consistently voted number one in the Midwest for years, Whitey’s Ice Cream is a Quad City treat you do not want to miss out on! Established in 1933 by Chester “Whitey” Lundgren, Whitey’s grew to be a household name through … Continue reading




Is Buying Right For You?

Have you ever found yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place? Like trying to decide between renting or buying? There is no golden choice here, as everyone lives a different lifestyle. However, one may be the better option … Continue reading




Hooah Quad Cities’ Resources for Veterans

Hooah! Quad Cities began as a military awareness and appreciation campaign to uphold the importance of the defense industry in the Quad Cities, and specifically to make the community more aware of the importance of the Rock Island Arsenal. Hooah!’s … Continue reading




5 Real Estate Podcasts You HAVE to Listen To

Eye on Real Estate with Dottie Herman Herman has not been quiet in the Real Estate world, and her podcast is no exception. As president and CEO of the New York-based firm Douglas Elliman, Herman seems to have all the … Continue reading