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

There Is a New Development Called Awesometown

And Postgreen assures you it will be rad to live there.

Property

Parke Place Progress Report: What Is That Hole?

That’s Phase Two of the ultra-luxurious townhouse development.

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City Life

The One PGW Sale Question That Really Matters

Smith: Is it actually the best say to solve the city’s looming pension boondoggle?

Property

Is Drexel President John Fry a Mind-Reader?

He recently seemed to anticipate community priorities for UCHS.

Property

How Important Is Preserving “Neighborhood Character”?

From Powelton Village to Graduate Hospital.

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Property

Millennials Are Sick of Living With Their Parents

Hence: “multifamily is hot”

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City Life

SEPTA to Rebuild City Hall Station

Smith: It’s part of a long list of planned improvements now that the agency has secured funding.

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Property

NoLibs Civic Still Concerned About TLA Movie Theater

A cafe is fine. A restaurant is not.

Property

Callahan Ward’s Latest Gets Lukewarm Reception

Doubts about four-story homes on Lawrence St.

City Life

Philly’s Octavius Catto: Hero of America’s First Civil Rights Movement

Smith: His birthday is tomorrow. He may finally get his proper recognition this year.

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Property

New Condos in Northern Liberties

Rapid development near the Delaware.

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City Life

NoLibs Housing Rises Up in Wake of Warehouse Fire

Twenty-six townhouses progress on Front Street.

Property

PHOTOS: GradHo’s Carpenter Square is Halfway There

Key to activating the plaza is a restaurant, says developer.

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Property

Saffron Shocker: She Loves a Dranoff Building

The Symphony House curse is finally broken.

Property

Wissahickon Charter Gets As Green As Its Valley (Green)

New facility will advance school’s environmental focus.