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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.


Just Listed: (Almost) New Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

Five years young but plays nice with its much older neighbors.

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Brand-New Canalside House in New Hope

Modern and spacious, yet it fits into its more traditional, intimate setting.

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New Affordable Apartments in Overbrook

Overbrook Lofts delivers value for its tenants, its owner and its neighbors by rescuing a fire-gutted building.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Accessible Contemporary in Saw Creek Estates

Not just move-in ready, this house is wheelchair-ready.

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Just Listed: Live/Work Converted Warehouse in Germantown

Living space and maker space, all in one most original place.

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Modern Townhouse in Washington Square West

This almost-new townhouse is a real cream puff.

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City Life

SEPTA’s Bus Revolution: Fast, Frequent or Convenient?

Why can’t SEPTA riders have all three?

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Renovated Contemporary in Pocono Pines

“Retreat like a Rockefeller” — or like Teddy Roosevelt or Martha Stewart.


Living in Newtown: A Neighborhood Guide

The town William Penn founded puts the art of good living in a historic frame.

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Just Listed: Vince Fumo’s Mansion in Spring Garden

Built for entertaining on a grand scale and with all its original grandeur intact.

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How to Dispute Your Philadelphia Property Tax Assessment

You’d better act quickly if you want to challenge your 2022 assessment.

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A First Look at One Cathedral Square

Philadelphia’s Catholic cathedral gets a stylish new next-door neighbor.

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Just Listed: Renovated Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

This old trinity got an industrial-chic makeover that looks both funky and modern.


Just Listed at the Shore: Bayside Twin in Avalon

Nicely outfitted and well maintained, but here, you’re paying for the address.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Luxurious House on Roamingwood Lake

This woodsier version of a classic Main Line house is a bargain by Main Line standards.