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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: Expanded Colonial in Fort Washington

A simple, modest colonial has become a simply stunning modern-yet-traditional house.

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Just Listed: Your Future Second Home Outside Albrightsville

You will have plenty of room to stretch out and first-class amenities at this one-of-a-kind resort community.

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Just Listed: Modern Traditional Row House in Grad Hospital

Behind a classic South Philadelphia facade lies a thoroughly modern and luxurious row house.

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Just Listed: Norman-Inspired “Carriage House” in Haverford

Like every other Haverford Reserve house on the outside, but like no other on the inside.

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Just Listed: Modern Victorian Expanded Trinity in Queen Village

Older than 1920 on the outside, almost a century newer than it on the inside.

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Just Listed: Renewed Rowhouse in South Kensington

The stylish first fruits of an architect’s labor can now be yours.

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Just Listed: Jazz Age Colonial in Villanova

A professional-quality DIY makeover made this house more like itself and very modern at the same time.

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Just Listed: Renovated Alley Trinity in Bella Vista

It’s not for everyone, but this handsome little house just might be for you.

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Just Listed: Townhouse with Large Backyard in Fairmount

Funky, charming, authentically Victorian and modern, all at the same time.

Things to Do

Your Guide to Spending a Great Day in Germantown and Mount Airy

If you’ve got a day to spend in these historic Northwest Philly neighborhoods, here’s an itinerary to get you started.

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Just Listed at the Shore: Updated Cape Cod in Ocean City

This nicely updated house packs a lot onto its small lot.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Contemporary Mansion in Henryville

Presenting a truly unique second-home bargain for millionaires.

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On the Market: Italinate Riverside Mansion in Edgewater Park

“Fine enough for the occupancy of princes” when it was built in 1854 — and once again today.

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Just Listed: Renovated French-Style Farmhouse in Harleysville

A 220-year-old farmhouse forms the heart of a comfortable, nicely outfitted manor.

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New Fund to Boost Small Builders and Affordable Housing

The Philadelphia Accelerator Fund will allow small developers building in underinvested neighborhoods to compete with the big dogs.