Sandy Smith - Philadelphia Magazine

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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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.

Philly seller’s market

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.

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On the Market: 1797 Farmhouse in Cinnaminson

Life on the suburban frontier, 21st-century style.

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Just Listed: Converted Church in East Falls

A modern sanctuary lives within this historic chapel across from McMichael Park.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Contemporary Compound in East Stroudsburg

This woodsy home that resembles a classic schoolhouse echoes its surroundings very well.

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Just Listed: Victorian Manor in Germantown

Just married? Why not give yourselves this gorgeous wedding present? Its creator built it as one in 1886.

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Just Listed: Nearly New Delancey Street Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

1855 on the outside, 1940 on the inside, built in 2015.

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18th-Century Horse Farm in Newtown Square

More than 220 years of history in one elegant package in the heart of Radnor Hunt country.

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At the Shore: Up-to-Date Victorian Condo in Sea Isle City

Spacious, sunny, and affordable — what more could you want? How about historic charm and a hotel staff too?

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Just Listed: Modern Colonial in Graduate Hospital

For this owner, selling this handsome house is the ultimate do-it-yourself project.

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Just Listed: Renovated Carriage House in Germantown

This striking modern makeover has everything you want in a mid-priced house.

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City Life

Ignore the Rankings: Why the Best School for Your Kid Is Probably the One in Your Neighborhood

After years of obsessing about stats and lists, many city parents are discovering their kids will get a great education right around the corner.

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Just Listed: Rambling Victorian in Wildwood

Everything you want in a Cape May house, minus the Cape May price.