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.

City Life

SRC to Give Hite Five More Years at District Helm

Officials back his leadership, budget management.

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Sam Katz to Produce Kathleen Kane Documentary

Yes, it’s going to be called The Kane Mutiny.

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SEPTA to Detour for Holiday Events on Saturday

Events in West Philly, Chestnut Hill and Spring Garden will force detours on several SEPTA bus routes.


Report: Apartments Got Cheaper In Philly This Year

It bucks a national trend, but we’re still ranked 16th highest.

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Report: Philly Fifth-Best City for Transit in the U.S.

Expert: Access to public transit fuels property values in top neighborhoods.

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SEPTA’s Big Regional Rail Changes Explained

The system has been a victim of its own success. Changes aim to improve reliability.

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Repair Blitz to Close Lincoln Drive Saturday

Streets Department will shut the drive down completely at 7 a.m.

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Trump Fires Back at Nutter on Twitter

After Nutter called him an “a**hole,” Trump calls mayor a “crude dope” “who is doing a terrible job.”

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Philly Religious Leaders Condemn Trump’s Islam Rhetoric

Leaders across the faith spectrum are highly critical of the candidate’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration.

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Medford Police Officer Sues for Racial Discrimination

Mark Hunsinger says he was repeatedly passed over for promotions, denied training and subjected to racial slurs.

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SEPTA Adds Service for Army-Navy Game

The clash of the service academies is back in Philly this year, and SEPTA’s ready to handle the crowds.

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“Black Lives Matter” Banner Vandalized at Main Line Church?

Officials believe it was in response to this month’s Philadelphia magazine cover story.

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Police Arrest Two Suspects in Cop-Impersonation Incidents

They were arrested by real police.

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SEPTA’s 23/45 Split Off to Good Start

Word on the street from both riders and operators so far is that two routes are indeed better than one.

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City Hall Gets Ready for the Rising Tide

Climate change could put parts of Philadelphia under water by 2100.