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: Custom Neotraditional Townhouse in Flourtown

On the inside and in the back, it definitely stands out from the crowd.

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Just Listed: Sunny Loft Condo in Logan Square

Live here and you’ll be walking on sunshine all day long.

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Colorful Victorian in Cape May

This lovely painted lady lives just one block off the beach.

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A House With a Lot in Wallingford

Go for a walk in the woods whenever you want, right from your own backyard.

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Classic Corner Townhouse in Wash West

As charming as the neighborhood’s many trinities, but three times as big.


A Realtor Survives His First Flip

A story of how one novice went against the grain while climbing the steep learning curve.

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Just Listed: Low-Slung Colonial in Wyndmoor

An informal take on a traditionally formal house type.

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Just Listed: Magnificent Moderne Mansion in Society Hill

This true original is filled with handcrafted quality and built to last.

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Just Listed: Rehab Ready Colonial in Glen Mills

This house is loaded with both character and potential.

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Apartment Profile: The Irvine

A new, hip apartment building recycled from a storage warehouse seeks "Friends" who want something extra.

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Rebuilt Row House in Bella Vista

This beauty dates to the early 20th century. Doesn’t look like it, does it?

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Expanded Victorian Farmhouse in Lower Gwynedd

Three centuries of style and comfort rolled into one attractive package.

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Just Listed: Creative Rehab in Point Breeze

Light, color and a touch of drama meet in this updating of a classic Philly row house.

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Victorian Guest Palace in Cape May

The Empress will treat you and your guests like kings and queens.

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Apartment Profile: 1217 Spring Garden

A classic industrial loft building gets a refresh.