Real Estate in Muscatine
Real estate in Muscatine and the surrounding communities of Fruitland,
Wilton, West Liberty and Wapello offers outstanding value. Influenced
by the Mississippi River and grounded in solid mid-western values,
the area's real estate values continue to appreciate. Substantial
new housing starts have contributed significantly to the area's
The area was first settled in 1833 when Col. George Davenport of Rock Island, Illinois, sent three representatives into the territory to set up a trading post and source of wood for the steamboat plying the Mississippi River. Lumber and its associated products remained of prime importance until the early 1900s.
Real estate has always been important. The first public land sale was held in Burlington in November of 1838 and Muscatine County reserved the quarter section on which the courthouse stands paying the Federal Government $1.25 per acre.
The railroads arrived in the 1850s, opening up the area to business interests. Passenger service was established in 1855, and the land rush was on.
By 1905, Muscatine and the surrounding area was the fresh water pearl button capital of the world. This was possible because it was discovered the shells of the fresh water mussels were an ideal replacement for animal horn.
In addition to farming and cattle, the area is home to H.J. Heinz, L.P., Monsanto, Musco Sports Lighting, and BT Prime-Mover, Inc., providing a sound employer base.
Real estate in the area includes large farms with homes, parcels of land ripe for development and commercial and industrial opportunities. Residential units make good real estate investments.
Lots and small acreages, perfect for your custom home are available, some with views of the mighty Mississippi River.
There is a good selection of condominiums that range in size perfect for singles and retired seniors to families with children. Single family homes range from custom homes on multi-acre parcels to charming older refurbished cottages. There is an outstanding selection of new construction in well planned developments.
Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors, which traces its roots back to 1862,
knows the communities and the real estate. We offer services in
the areas of Homeownership, Relocation, New Construction and Development,
and Farms. Through our joint efforts, we are building a company
of lasting values, boldness and spirit - a company committed to
the growth and satisfaction of its people. We are a company where
people are the difference. Our values are clear:
We recognize that our reputation is of paramount importance. Honesty and fairness dictate our conduct in all relationships.
Caring and Challenging
We provide an open and caring family environment full of opportunity and challenge. All associates and staff are enabled to develop their full potential and to take pride in themselves and their contribution to the company's success. We encourage teamwork and open expression, candidly challenging one another's ideas while maintaining mutual respect.
Commitment to Client Satisfaction
We constantly seek to understand the needs of our clients and to provide superior services to meet those needs and to earn their trust and confidence.
Embrace Change and Continuous Learning
We embrace change and innovation for the opportunity it offers to better serve our clients. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
We, the associates, managers, and staff, are the builders and the lifeblood of the company and we are committed to its success and prosperity. As the company succeeds, we succeed.
We strive to make the products and services we offer and the professionalism of our company, better than every expectation. This is only accomplished through quality people, excellent training and the most effective marketing systems.
We give back to the area through involvement in organizations we believe in, making our community a better place to live and work.
We look forward to working with you. Feel free to contact
us at any time for more information.