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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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.

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Property

Inside the Greenest Building In Town

Paseo Verde is so smart, it can teach its residents a thing or two.

City Life

6 Ways Philly Really Is a World-Class City

Smith: That Spanish business school report was no joke.

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Property

Northern Liberties Neighbors Approve Development on Fairmount Ave.

The historic Trans Atlantic Co. warehouse will get a makeover.

Property

Death of a Rowhome

For ‘Funeral for a Home,’ Temple Contemporary and Tyler sought a structure whose death could tell the story of a home, a family, and a community as well.

Property

NoLibs Neighbors See Through Developer’s Trick

That 38-foot height limitation can be a bitch.

Property

Could the End Be Near for Wash West’s Lincoln?

Its owners have been interviewing demolition companies.

City Life

Why the Rush to Revive All-Night Subway Service?

Smith: Yes, it’s great. But SEPTA continues to ignore other, more under-served areas.

Property

15th and Walnut Buildings to Get Major Retail Upgrade

MSC Retail is shopping the PREIT-owned buildings to more upscale tenants.

Property

Enormous Italianate Mansions Coming to Graduate Hospital

Is the 1400 block of Bainbridge becoming the land of million-dollar homes?

Property

Inside Graduate Hospital’s Carpenter Square

New townhomes with eco-friendly features.

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Property

Housing Is the Bright Spot In Pew’s “State of the City”

All thanks to the pretty young things who have arrived on Philly shores.