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.

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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Property

Jeff Reinhold’s Restoration Fitness Regimen

The reopening of the former YMCA Annex was just the start of a bigger workout.

City Life

Confession: I’m Black, and I Used to Be Afraid to Walk Around Fishtown

Smith: African-Americans long knew to avoid this neighborhood. But times, and attitudes, are changing.

City Life

SEPTA Prepping for More Frequent Regional Rail

Infrastructure being put in place to improve off-peak service.

City Life

There’s One (Big) Problem With Amtrak at City Hall

Smith: It sounds like a great idea. But there’s this little engineering issue …

Property

Postgreen Sneak Peek

The eco-friendly builder wants to activate the potential of Trenton Ave.

City Life

Everyone In Journalism Has an Agenda

Smith: We should be more up-front about it — because it’s a good one.

Gap-toothed townhomes on North 16th Street in Francisville
Property

What’s With Those Gap-Toothed Developments in Francisville?

The city is the holdout property owner.

Expect crowded conditions on the Broad Street Line around this time every day during the convention. | Photo: Ben Schumin
City Life

Stats: Overnight SEPTA Trains a Hit

Ridership up 40-59 percent. Now if passengers could just board more quickly.

City Life

Bring Back Philadelphia’s Boroughs

Smith: Neighborhoods crave more control over services. Why not turn them back into actual municipalities?

Property

Manayunk Brownfields Become Luxury Apartment Complex

It’s part of the transit-orient development trend.

Property

Dana Spain and Sean McGovern Launch McSpain Properties

And it seems like they’re betting on Port Richmond to go big.

City Life

SEPTA 50: A Prehistory

Smith: As our beloved/maligned transit agency celebrates 50 years, a look back at the 60 years of trial and (mostly) error it took to get there.

Property

How Green Is My Parking Garage?

Property

The Lincoln Will Rise Again

New owner will begin reconstructing the fire-damaged apartment building soon.

City Life

24-Hour Weekend Subway Pilot to Start June 15th

Rapid transit lines will operate all night. Here’s what you need to know.