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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: Loft Condo in Fishtown

The building this cool condo is in advertises it contains “New York-style lofts.” This loft has more style than anything we’ve seen in New York lately.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Custom Contemporary in Pocono Pines

Everything you come to the Poconos to enjoy surrounds you here. The house itself isn’t too shabby either.

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Rebuilt Rowhouse in Point Breeze

Two veteran carpenters decided to be their own bosses and produced this handsome, environmentally conscious house.

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Graffiti Pier to Get 900 New Neighbors

Northbank, on the Delaware, is one of the largest developments ever built in the city.

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In the Jersey Highlands: Original Craftsman in Mt. Arlington

From a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement comes this 116-year-old house that looks good as new.

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The 5 Communities with the Biggest Apartments for Rent

In these suburbs, you get more apartment bang for your rental buck.

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On the Market: Norman Manor Outside New Hope

Sometimes, they really do build ’em like they used to.


In the Poconos: Lakefront Lodge in White Heron Lake

A rustic retreat that offers totally modern creature comforts in a year-round resort community.

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Arbor Hill Goes on the Auction Block

Dennis Alter’s Rafael Viñoly-designed mansion will finally find its buyer on Oct. 22nd.

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Historic Barn and Modern House in Rose Valley

The barn at Todmorden Farm provides the history. The house you will live in offers the modern stuff.

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Just Listed: Historic Colonial House in Mt. Airy

Love living in history? Here’s your golden opportunity.

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Renovated Delancey Place Townhouse in Rittenhouse

A true, and truly elegant, 19th-century original with 21st-century amenities.

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Eco-Friendly Renovated Townhouse in Hawthorne

The soul of the past, remixed for the future.

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We’ve Entered a Historic Seller’s Market. Now Agents Just Need Houses to Sell.

The median length of time from “Just Listed” to “Sold” has shrunk to two weeks, the lowest it’s been in recent memory.

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In the Poconos: Contemporary Resort House in Hemlock Farms

Looking for a place to take a year-round vacation? Look no further.