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Facts and Trends

Slower but Steady Growth in Housing Market in 2019

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Selling a Home

Why a Pre-Inspection Saves You Time and Money

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Buying a Home

5 Costs to Consider When Buying a Home

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Buying a Home: Wants vs Needs

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Buying a Home

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?

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Farm and Land

Iowa Cropland Values Up in Last Year

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Home Price Appreciation

Home Appreciation is Strong and Stable in our Region

Five-year home appreciation in our region was between 10.36% and 15.26% with all of our regional Metropolitan Statistical Areas experiencing a positive gain. “Home prices continue to rise across the U.S. but there are signs of tapering,” said Dr. William Doerner, Senior Economist. “Since housing markets began to rebound in 2012, house price appreciation has been positive because demand has outpaced supply. In the last month, however,...

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Home Tips & Tricks

3 Low-Cost Ways to Fix Leaky Windows

If the “wind eye” focused on you last winter, but you’re not ready to invest in new windows, you can still cut your energy bills if you seal those air leaks -- and if you do so now, you’ll prevent cool air from escaping your home this summer. These tips are also a sneaky way to improve the value of your home! Here are three low-cost tips to help keep air leaks at bay: #1. For most windows: Just fill the gaps. Easier said...

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Thankful for You

As you celebrate this holiday, know that I am grateful for you in my life.  Thank you for trusting me as your real estate adviser and, more importantly, for your friendship. I hope you and your family have a wonderful...

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Buying a Home, NAR Survey

NAR Confidence Index Survey

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) conducts a survey that gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions. Check out some of the results from the survey below! Characteristics of Buyers and Sellers First-time buyers accounted for 29 percent of sales in September of 2017 compared to 34...

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Home Tips & Tricks

Five Tips to Prep Your Home for Winter

Preparing for winter, and all that comes with it, can be a daunting task. Winter heating costs can skyrocket if your windows are poorly insulated, your plumbing breaks, or if the heating system is out-of-date. Ensuring your home is prepped properly before the holidays will save you time and money in the long run. Get Organized What do you want to get accomplished in the upcoming months? Create a to-do list and break it down into...

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Company Events

Toys For Tots

Are you looking to help out with Toys for Tots? Look no further than your local Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors. Most offices will have a drop off bin for you to donate any new, unwrapped (not stuffed animal) toy, and many offices are holding special drives to collect the toys. You can drop off toys at Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt, Iowa City, and Moline. Check out some of the details on the special drives below! Quad Cities...

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Dixie Hicks

Licensed In IA, IL
Moline Office

1701 - 52nd Avenue
Moline, IL 61265