Sandy Smith

Home and Real Estate Editor

Sandy Smith is Philadelphia magazine’s Home and Real Estate editor. A Kansas City native, he has called Philly home for more than 35 years. He reports on houses for sale, condos for sale, apartments for rent, new construction, development and trends in the Greater Philadelphia real estate market.

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You Can Be Supportive of the Rioters and Angry With the Looters at the Same Time

Some of us can direct our righteous anger in two different directions at once. More of us need to develop that capability.

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Property

Just Listed at the Shore: Renovated Beach Block House in Cape May

104 years young, this Johnny-come-lately among Cape May’s historic houses just got a 21st-century reset.

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Property

Just Listed: Old-School Renovated Rowhouse in South Philly

This house spoke to its current owners, and they listened.

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Property

Just Listed: Center-Hall Contemporary in Downingtown

A traditional heart beats under that modern exterior.

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Property

Just Listed: New Modern Townhouse in Bella Vista

Plays nice with its neighbors, plays even nicer with you.

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Property

Just Listed: Split-Level Cape in Havertown

A midcentury innovation gets incorporated into a popular traditional house type.

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Property

Just Listed: Bayside Contemporary in Harvey Cedars

A masterful contemporary reinterpretation of the Jersey Shore vernacular.

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Property

Just Listed: Italianate McMansion in Packer Park

What was once an unusually large Airlite is now a mini-palace that seeks to one-up the Medicis.

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Property

‘We Bought Our House Without Ever Seeing It’

Buyers who needed to move found ways to do so during the COVID shutdown. Some of the tools they used will also be useful in the months and years ahead.

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Property

Just Listed: Riverside Retreat in Gladwyne

The lot may be small, but the riverfront is huge — bigger even than this house’s many other amenities.

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Property

Just Listed: Rehabbed Twin in Germantown

Loads of space, style and character make this refurbished twin a real standout.

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Property

Just Listed: Timber-Frame Farmhouse in Pipersville

Rustic yet modern, and very eco-conscious.

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Property

Just Listed: Carriage House in Spring Garden

This former stable has become a distinctive handcrafted live/work residence.

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Property

Expansive Colonial in Newtown Square

Like living at the country club, only safer.

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Property

Just Listed: Neocolonial Farmhouse in Chester Springs

Imported from all over the early 19th century and reassembled in this one spot for the 21st.