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    Homesale Realty Awards Gala

    By Craig G. Hartranft | March 7, 2022

    Last week our team joined many of the great agents, leadership, and staff from various offices at our brokerage’s annual Homesale Realty Awards Gala, held at the Lancaster Marriott. It was so great to be together as a team to enjoy some great speeches, food, and live entertainment, as well as get to chat with... Read More

    Fasnacht Day is Tomorrow!

    By Craig G. Hartranft | February 28, 2022

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1 marks a time-honored Pennsylvania Dutch tradition – Fasnacht Day! Fasnacht Day precedes Ash Wednesday each year, and is a day celebrated in Lancaster County by enjoying fasnachts. Fasnachts are a heavy dough often fried in lard, similar to a donut. Varieties abound with everyone having their own personal preference – hole,... Read More

    Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

    By Craig G. Hartranft | February 24, 2022

    Between reading our Lancaster County market updates and any kind of real estate talk you hear on the street, the news, or social media, you’ve likely heard about rising home prices, low home inventory, and buyers finding themselves in competing situations when they write offers on homes. This information can make the current market seem... Read More

    Lancaster County Market Update

    By Craig G. Hartranft | February 21, 2022

    It’s our first look at the real estate market for 2022! January is historically a slower month for the real estate industry here in Lancaster, regardless of the year or market conditions. In comparing January 2022 to January 2021, Bright MLS reports a drop in both new and sold listings, down 16% and 11% respectively.... Read More

    This Weekend: Lititz Fire & Ice Festival

    By Craig G. Hartranft | February 14, 2022

    This weekend marks the return of Lititz’s annual Fire and Ice Festival which begins this Friday, February 18th at 10 am. For those not familiar, the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival includes elaborate ice sculptures throughout Lititz’s downtown, food stops, a special makers market, and more. This year the excitement has been extended to a... Read More

    Lancaster Real Estate Market Update

    By Craig G. Hartranft | December 27, 2021

    The real estate market here in Lancaster County has certainly been an interesting one here in 2021. Today we are sharing some stats from the market for November of 2021, particularly compared to November of 2020. As you can see, consistent with the past several months, new listings in November were down over 10% from... Read More

    This Weekend: Holiday Happenings

    By Craig G. Hartranft | December 16, 2021

    We are deep in the throws of the holiday season, and for those who celebrate Christmas this weekend is the last weekend before the holiday! Whatever you celebrate this season, there are plenty of activities this weekend for everyone! Here are a few things to check out this weekend through Lancaster and the surrounding areas:... Read More

    Lancaster Real Estate Market Update

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 27, 2021

    A recent market update provided from Bright, our local MLS, showed that new listings were down 12% in September 2021 from September of 2021, as well as sold listings down 4.6%. Although new and sold listings were both down slightly over last year, the median sales price remains on the rise at $265,000, an almost... Read More

    The Craig Hartranft Team Voted #1!

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 25, 2021

    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 fourth year in-a-row!  We truly value this award since it comes directly from votes cast by our wonderful community, clients, and friends. Thank you to... Read More

    This Weekend: Fall Fun Around Lancaster

    By Craig G. Hartranft | October 21, 2021

    With just two weekends left in October, now is the time to find a fall-themed activity, and we’ve got a list for you. Be sure to check the event sites before heading out for their hours, pricing, and any safety precautions in place. Pumpkin picking – if you haven’t already, head to Oregon Dairy or Barnyard Kingdom and pick your... Read More

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