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    Tips for Avoiding Fires this Holiday Season

    By Craig G. Hartranft | December 4, 2023

    Today we’re sharing an article provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors about the importance of fire safety during the holiday season. By Hope Walborn | Dec. 4, 2023 | 4 min. read The holidays may be an exciting and celebratory time with loved ones, but over a quarter of home fires occur during December, January and February, according to... Read More

    Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

    By Craig G. Hartranft | November 15, 2023

    As the year winds down, you may have decided it’s time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January? While it may be tempting to hold off until after the holidays, here are three reasons to make your move before the new year.... Read More

    The Craig Hartranft Team Voted #1!

    By Craig G. Hartranft | November 7, 2023

    The results from Lancaster County Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards are in! We are thrilled to announce that our team, The Craig Hartranft Team, has been voted #1 Real Estate Agent for the sixth year in-a-row!  Today we have the utmost pleasure in extending our gratitude to each and every one of you who took the time to... Read More

    Berkshire Hathaway’s Third Quarter Rankings

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 30, 2023

    Berkshire Hathaway’s agent and team rankings were released today for the third quarter of 2023. We are pleased to announce that The Craig Hartranft Team ranked #1 for total homes sold in the state of Pennsylvania and #4 for total homes sold nationally, within the Berkshire Hathaway national network. Thank you to everyone who worked... Read More

    Halloween Happenings In Lancaster

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 23, 2023

    Lots of fun Halloween events happening around the Lancaster area this week! Check out what’s coming up: The Legacy of Sleepy Hollow at Strasburg Railroad – Visit the railroad for a professional performance of The Legacy of Sleepy Hollow followed by a train ride. Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Trick or Treating at The... Read More

    Fall Home Maintenance Tips

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 16, 2023

    Fall is in full swing here in Lancaster County. People are decorating their porches with pumpkins and hay bales, leaves are beginning to change color, and the temperatures are dropping. Here are a few suggestions of things you can take care of around the house this fall.   Clean the gutters. After the leaves have fallen,... Read More

    It’s the Best Week to Buy a Home, Says

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 2, 2023

    Today we’re sharing some interesting info reported on PAR’s Blog today. Check it out below! By Hope Walborn | Oct. 2, 2023 | 2 min. read The best week to buy a house is Oct. 1-7 this year, according to data from®, which based its decision on various housing metrics. These included list prices, inventory levels, new listings, days on... Read More

    Why It’s Still a Seller’s Market Today

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 18, 2023

    Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy that was the ‘unicorn’ years, it’s still a seller’s market because the supply of homes for sale is so low. But what does that really mean for you? And why are conditions today so good if you want to sell your house? The latest Existing Home Sales Report from... Read More

    Fair Season in Lancaster County

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 11, 2023

    Fair season is ramping up here in Lancaster, PA! Although the Elizabethtown Fair already concluded at the end of August, most other areas are just getting ready for their local fair. Here’s a list of dates you can check out upcoming area fairs: Solanco Fair – September 20-22, head to Solanco for fair food, livestock, a... Read More

    Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 6, 2023

    If you’re hoping to buy a home this year, you’re probably paying close attention to mortgage rates. Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a home loan – and affordability is a challenge today – it’s a good time to look at the big picture of where mortgage rates have been historically compared... Read More

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