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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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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.

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Converted Sunday School in Roxborough

No more bare ruined choirs in this heavenly transformation.

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Just Listed at the Shore: Mission Mini-Manse in Margate

A dollop of Doo-Wop makes this contemporary-Mission mix stand out.

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Townhouse with Bonus Trinity in Grad Hospital

You can live in the bonus trinity while you get the grand main house into shape, then rent out the trinity.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Renewed Traditional in Tobyhanna

An American classic, more than 110 years old and better than new.


Extrava-gant Townhouses Coming to Fitler Square

The townhouses at Extrava are extra-large, extra-luxurious and extra-stylish.

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Updated Extended Trinity in Fishtown

Here’s one book you shouldn’t judge by its cover.

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Just Listed at the Shore: Affordable Condo in Margate

What a difference a mere two blocks make.


Just Listed in the Poconos: New Construction Contemporary in Pocono Pines

The quality of this custom builder’s spec house makes it stand out from the crowd.

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Horace Trumbauer Queen Anne in Wyncote

This throwback by a master architect anticipated the way we live today.