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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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In the Poconos: Renovated Contemporary in East Stroudsburg

This contemporary house is almost as tall as the trees that surround it.

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Just Listed: Renovated Extended Trinity in Washington Square West

Nestled near the end of one of the most intimate of Wash West’s “little streets” is this polished gem of a house, recently redone by an owner who respects its 19th-century bones.


Equestrian Farm in Malvern

A modern house with historic charm and plenty of room for your family and your horses.

Life & Style

The Best Long Weekend Trips to Take From Philly in 2024

Our calendar of quick trips from Philly ensures you’re off to somewhere new every month this year.

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Expanded Trinity in Northern Liberties

Twice the size of a typical trinity on a lot that’s twice as deep.

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Bi-Level Penthouse Condo in Rittenhouse Square

On a clear day you can see forever from this spacious condo.

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The Top 5 Real Estate Stories of 2023

A continuing arena fight, the house sales slump slows, an apartment glut and more.

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Double-Unit Condo on Rittenhouse Square

A masterwork from award-winning architects uses its location to its fullest.

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Spanish Revival Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

Roomy and stylish, this house is a real find. Isn’t there someone out there ready to find it?

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New Construction Neotraditional in Andorra

Right at the edge of the city, this house feels like it’s in the country thanks to its surroundings.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Country Club Contemporary in Tobyhanna

A duffer’s delight that’s filled with light in a first-rate resort community.

Life & Style

Your Last-Minute Guide to Picking up a Host Gift in Philly for That Holiday Party Tonight

Our go-to Philly shops for when you were just invited to a party — or you dropped the ball and forgot, and now the party is tonight.

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Renovated Expanded Trinity in Pennsport

Slim as a fashion model but surprisingly roomy on the inside and designed to make the most of every square foot.

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Renovated Georgian Revival in Elkins Park

This Depression baby got a gorgeous modern-yet-traditional makeover.

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Modern Expanded Trinity in Society Hill

Two centuries old and fresh and modern at the same time.