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    The Craig Hartranft Team Voted #1

    By Craig G. Hartranft | November 2, 2022

    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 fifth year in a row!  This award is truly special to us because it comes directly from votes cast by our wonderful community, clients, and... Read More

    Lancaster Named Best Small City in the US

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 27, 2022

    WalletHub recently named Lancaster the best small city in the country. The site analyzed more than 1,300 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 and ranked each place on 43 features, including safety, affordability, education and quality of life. In the study, Lancaster was named the area with the lowest crime rate in the U.S.... Read More

    Lancaster County Real Estate Market Update

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 19, 2022

    We’ve got the usual real estate round up for you this month. Let’s take a look at the Lancaster real estate market of September 2022, including some comparisons to September 2021.  New and sold listings for September came in at 535 and 485 respectively. These numbers were both a decrease from 2021, with new listings down... Read More

    The Craig Hartranft Team Welcomes Travis Hammonds

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 26, 2022

    Please join us in welcoming Travis Hammonds to The Craig Hartranft Team. Travis Hammonds is a licensed Realtor with roots in Lancaster County. He has been passionate about real estate his entire life and spends hours upon hours learning the tricks of the trade so that he may better assist his clients. Travis particularly enjoys... Read More

    Things To Do This Weekend

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 23, 2022

    The first weekend of fall is officially here. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are some things to check out happening in and around Lancaster: Landis Woods Outdoor Art Show – happening Saturday, September 24, from 9 am to 5 pm, visit Landis Woods to view 37 local artists exhibiting their... Read More

    Lancaster Real Estate Market Update

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 14, 2022

    Back with another market update on the Lancaster County real estate market here in PA. Today we are comparing the August 2022 market to August of 2021. This month’s comparison remains similar to the last few months, with new listings down over 13% 2021. Sold homes were fairly comparable, being down only 1.6% from August... Read More

    Using Your Home Equity to Reach Your Goals

    By Craig G. Hartranft | September 8, 2022

    Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal. Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone. Research from the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) shows 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the typical retirement age (65)... Read More

    Happening This Labor Day Weekend

    By Craig G. Hartranft | August 31, 2022

    The unofficial end-of-summer is upon us this weekend. Before you mourn the loss of another summer, enjoy one of these fun events happening this weekend around Lancaster County: Long’s Park Art Festival – A Lancaster County favorite, Long’s Park’s annual art festival is back Friday through Sunday this weekend. Visit their site here to check... Read More

    Lancaster County Real Estate Market Update

    By Craig G. Hartranft | July 27, 2022

    Here’s a look at the local Lancaster, PA real estate market for June 2022 compared to June 2021. While new listings and sold listings remain down over 2021, the numbers are closer overall than in previous months. Average sales price remains on the rise over last year, coming in 12% higher in June of 2022... Read More

    Local Fourth of July Celebrations

    By Craig G. Hartranft | June 27, 2022

    We are just days away from the month of July and that means Independence Day is fast approaching! While July 4th falls on Monday this year, celebrations are happening throughout Lancaster all weekend long. Here’s a list of some of the local celebrations for the Fourth including, of course, fireworks: Lititz Springs Park – free... Read More

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