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: Modern Traditional Townhouse in Fishtown

At once classic and au courant, this young townhouse stands out from its neighbors.

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Just Listed: Designer Rebuild in Point Breeze

Everything about this house is brand-spanking new. Including the old stuff.

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Just Listed: Rehabbed Rowhouse in Fishtown

What makes this rehab different from all the others? The answer’s in the details.

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Just Listed: Bingham Court Townhouse in Society Hill

A rare opportunity to live in one of I.M. Pei’s first masterworks.

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Coronavirus Has Luxury Clients Looking to Rent in the Philly ’Burbs

City-dwellers, both here and in New York, move to add more social distance by renting houses in the suburbs.

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Just Listed: Historic Beaumont House in New Hope

History, charm, and a perfect place for your home-based business, right next to the canal in the heart of New Hope.

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Just Listed: Tudor Revival in East Falls

In a neighborhood known for its lovely Tudor rowhouses, this spacious house stands alone.

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Just Listed: Renovated Rancher in Perkasie

Then: A modest 1950s rancher. Now: A real neotraditional looker.

Neither buyers nor sellers should sit on the sidelines right now, say several agents, but the COVID-19 outbreak has complicated the sale process. | Photo: CDI Productions via Getty Images
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What Home Buyers and Sellers Can Expect Right Now

You can still find your dream house or sell the one you already own. You’ll just have to clear a few more hurdles.

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Just Listed: Young Rowhouse in Brewerytown

Only one owner, low mileage, high ceilings.

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Just Listed: “A Village of One’s Own” in Meadowbrook

A traditionally modern masterpiece from one of the best American architects you’ve never heard of.

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Neo-Colonial Revival House in Villanova

This mini-mansion avoids falling into the McMansion pit.

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Just Listed: Freestanding House in Manayunk

Houses like this don’t come on the market all that often in this neighborhood.

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Just Listed: Colonial Tract House Near Washington Crossing

Built in the 1980s, this modern Colonial channels the past beautifully.

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Has Coronavirus Changed the Real Estate Market?

Not all that much, say agents and builders who have managed to adjust to the new reality. But one analyst worries that the machine might grind to a halt for a while.