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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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Colonial Farmhouse in Berwyn

Comfortable, built to last, and outfitted to save you money.

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End-Unit Trinity in Queen Village

Staging makes the difference. Or so the listing agent hopes.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Large Cottage in Honesdale

Comfortable, charming, quirky, and very affordably priced, right next to the center of town.

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Updated Beaux-Arts Condo on Rittenhouse Square

Turn-of-the-20th-century style meets modern sensibility.

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Expanded Trinity in Fishtown

A recently updated expanded trinity that you won’t outgrow soon.

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Just Listed: Rustic Craftsman Estate in Milford

A truly grand lodge with a commanding view and a 125-acre farm to go with it.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Brand-New Eurostyle House in Milford

So new, it hasn’t even been built yet.

Life & Style

7 Room-Refresh Ideas to Steal for Your Own Home

Philly-area designers provide inspiration for your own renovation dreams.

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On the Market at the Shore: Entire Block in Downtown Avalon

The block includes its most popular bar and a prime development opportunity.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Lakefront Contemporary in Lake Ariel

A unique design and loads of amenities make this house a standout.

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New Designer Rowhouse in Grays Ferry

Soho meets South Philadelphia in a not-so-typical new rowhouse.

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PHA To Hold Housing Voucher Waitlist Lottery

The agency is opening up its waiting list for Housing Choice vouchers for the first time in 12 years.


Apartments You Can Trust From Brands You (Will) Know

With apartment chains, developers are standardizing identities and designs, so tenants know what they’re going to get before moving in.


Just Listed in the Poconos: Dutch Colonial in Pocono Pines

Invite your relatives and friends to spend time with you here — this house can accommodate them all.

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Colonial Mansion in Lower Gwynedd

An over-the-top house that doesn’t go over the top but rather channels the Georgian era.