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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Just Listed in the Poconos: ’80s Contemporary in Pocono Pines

Spacious, stylish, and loaded with amenities inside and (especially) out.

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Just Listed: Large New Rowhouse in Manayunk

Just another workingman’s rowhouse — on steroids.

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On the Market: Earth-Sheltered Office in Cherry Hill

This office is literally Ground Zero of an architectural revolution.

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Just Listed: Repurposed Garage in Germantown

A striking, modern new construction house with a past near Germantown’s historic heart.


Philadelphia Is Affordable — And Trendy

In fact, it’s one of the “10 Trendiest Cities in the Country Where You Can Still Afford to Buy a Home.”

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The 3 Biggest Developments in the Greater Philly Housing Market This Year

Still-torrid sales, scads of new multi-unit buildings and house prices that may be climbing beyond the reach of many.

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Just Listed: Expanded Trinity in Gated Community in Queen Village

Bright, attractive and secure — and you will get to know your neighbors by hanging out in its courtyard.

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Carriage House and Maker Space in Spring Garden

Room to let your creativity flow downstairs, room to live in style and comfort upstairs.


In the Poconos: Hilltop Farm in Saylorsburg

Perched on a hilltop, 4,250 square feet and 7.2 acres filled with potential and in great shape.

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The Yards at Malvern Offers Urbane Living in the Suburbs

Close to Immaculata University but far from student housing.

Greenery distinguishes Bainbridge Court from many of the other alleys lined with trinities in Queen Village. And the green courtyard provides some outdoor space for the trinities that line it, including this one at 412-I Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 \ Bright MLS images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Just Listed: Updated Courtyard Trinity in Queen Village

Attractive, attractively updated, and surrounded by great attractions.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Renewed Historic Farmstead in Stroudsburg

An award-winning renovation and restoration of one of the older residences in the area.

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Just Listed: Contemporary Condo in Ardmore

A spacious modern home with a split personality that can be treated easily.

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Restored 1852 Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

Time to party like it’s 1931 on Delancey Place.

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Trinity on Gated Alley in Queen Village

A chance to live in a house with potential in a gated community — at a price you can afford.