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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Big House on Small(ish) Lot Outside Pottstown

A country estate for those who can’t afford the genuine article.

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Philly Houses Are Selling Faster — and for More Money — Than Ever. How Long Can That Last?

Right now, the competition for properties is fierce. But the bubble has to pop eventually — right?

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Just Listed at the Shore: Double Feature in Ocean City

Two houses, two adjoining lots, two different eras of Shore house design, one attractive package right on the water.

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Norman Manor in East Falls

Modern comfort and plenty of space in a medieval package.

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On the Market: Italianate Villa in Merion Station

It’s seen two weddings and a convent of nuns over its nearly 100-year history.

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Trinity-Style Condo in Washington Square West

A two-story trinity? Yes — the third floor’s in the basement.

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Just Listed at the Shore: Updated Traditional House in Margate

A true Shore classic inside and out, but totally up-to-date on the inside.

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J Street Lofts Phase 2: New Construction Factory Loft Apartments

Raw yet sophisticated, amenity-rich and all brand new in Harrowgate.

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Just Listed: Mid-Century Split-Level in Rydal

The question is: Mid-which-century?

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Just Listed: Extended Trinity in Pennsport

<em>Really</em> extended — it has more than 1,000 square feet of space and three distinct rooms on its main floor.

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Just Listed: Creekside House in Wallingford

One of the first houses in this area whose style can be called uniquely American.

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Just Listed: Neotraditional Shore House in Avalon

Location, location, location — and a whole lot more inside and out.

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Just Listed: Modern Condo with Original Art in Old City

This condo comes with a one-of-a-kind feature: an interior mosaic from artist Isaiah Zagar.

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Just Listed: Off-Grid House in Pennington

A true original disguised as a contemporary Craftsman house, this farmstead generates all its own power every day from renewable sources.

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Just Listed: Loft Trinity in Queen Village

Good design gives this traditional courtyard trinity a little more on the inside.