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

Where Is America’s Nelson Mandela?

The man’s true brilliance lay in his conquering his foes by embracing them.

Property

LOVE Park Plan: Too Much, and Not Enough

Can we have our park and eat at it too?

City Life

Forever Feared

Smith: Black men may lead integrated, middle-class lives, but we get reminders that none of that counts.

City Life

Philly’s Public Transit Is Amazing

So why don’t more of us use it? Four ideas to increase ridership.

Property

State House Reps Back Land Bank Advocates

Property

Is the Current Land Bank Bill Strong Enough?

Advocates say no, and push against a December deadline.

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City Life

Philly’s Thanksgiving Parade is a Turkey

Smith: Let’s stage America’s largest Thanksgiving dinner instead.

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Property

Market Forecast Looks Good (Except for the Piazza)

And Philly isn’t as bad as Philly people say.

City Life

WATCH: Shyamalan at ThinkFest

Is fierceness the middle ground between public school reformers and defenders?

Property

Universal Defends Its Record on Royal Theater

Kenny Gamble’s company faced the critics.

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Property

The W Hotel Tax Break: Foolish or Defensible?

After looking at the numbers, it may make sense after all.

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Property

Philly Real Estate Market Forecast Reads Like ‘Goldilocks’

Neither too hot nor too cold but just right.

City Life

Whither the Middle Class?

Troubling new Census data about Philly and its suburbs.

City Life

Why Brooklyn Flea Couldn’t Cut it in Philly

Sandy Smith: What’s in a name?

City Life

Would Charity Be More Effective if Wealthy Were More Charitable?

A plan to get them to put their money where their mouths are.