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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Just Listed: Brand-New Bi-Level Condo in Francisville

A chance to get in on the ground floor of a snazzy, modern condo building.

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Just Listed: Renovated Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

Another intelligently updated trinity on a convenient block full of them.

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Just Listed: Live-Work Maker Space in Northern Liberties

A noted sculptor’s studio becomes a unique opportunity for anyone who has wanted to run a creative (or other) business from home.

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In the Endless Mountains: Custom Log House in Muncy Valley

Here for you when you want to get away, here for guests when you don’t.

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Compact Colonial Estate in Queen Village

Back on the market again, four years after it was sold at auction. But it’s not the same house the owners bought.

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Horace Trumbauer Mansion in Rittenhouse Square

From a grand home to an office building — and maybe back home again?

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New Construction Townhouse in Packer Park

The priciest house in the neighborhood is worth every penny its builder is asking for it. It also has companions that you can outfit as you please.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: ’80s Contemporary in Pocono Pines

Spacious, stylish, and loaded with amenities inside and (especially) out.

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Just Listed: Large New Rowhouse in Manayunk

Just another workingman’s rowhouse — on steroids.

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On the Market: Earth-Sheltered Office in Cherry Hill

This office is literally Ground Zero of an architectural revolution.

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Just Listed: Repurposed Garage in Germantown

A striking, modern new construction house with a past near Germantown’s historic heart.


Philadelphia Is Affordable — And Trendy

In fact, it’s one of the “10 Trendiest Cities in the Country Where You Can Still Afford to Buy a Home.”

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The 3 Biggest Developments in the Greater Philly Housing Market This Year

Still-torrid sales, scads of new multi-unit buildings and house prices that may be climbing beyond the reach of many.

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Just Listed: Expanded Trinity in Gated Community in Queen Village

Bright, attractive and secure — and you will get to know your neighbors by hanging out in its courtyard.

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Carriage House and Maker Space in Spring Garden

Room to let your creativity flow downstairs, room to live in style and comfort upstairs.