Jim Buchta

Reporter | Residential real estate
Phone: 612-673-7376
Jim Buchta is the Star Tribune's residential real estate reporter, covering the Twin Cities housing market and its trends. He also contributes to the Star Tribune's Travel section.

Recent content from Jim Buchta

Developer scraps plans for boutique North Loop Minneapolis condo project

They said the demand for luxury condos at 602 North First wasn’t where it needed to be.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 09:23 PM

Twin Cities home sales soar 30% in March, set up strong spring

Home sales in the Twin Cities surged last month, setting the stage for the best spring market since the housing crash in 2008. But supply remains low, with 1 in 7 owners still owing more than their house is worth.

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 08:10 AM

280,000-pound piece of Minneapolis skyway to house a Brainerd family

The structure will become a Brainerd family’s home after a brief stay as an art display.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 09:04 PM

Lake Minnetonka house has Prairie-style pedigree

This Lake Minnetonka house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman. You can have it for $2.295 million.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 02:54 PM

RJM Construction buys itself back from NorthMarq Companies

Independence will give more options to construction firm.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 09:17 PM

Despite oil woes, Bakken still a draw for Twin Cities developers

Domestic oil production has stalled dramatically and the oil slump has put some projects on hold, but Twin Cities developers remain upbeat about the region.

Updated: April 04, 2015, - 08:15 PM

Lennar, Ryland led homebuilding in metro area last year

The builder’s metro-area revenue is well below its peak, but the company has been the top builder in the Twin...

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 10:58 AM

New wave of real estate projects emerges near U campus

More student housing and a hotel are in the planning stages.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 09:08 PM

South Minneapolis apartment project would break design mold

A pair of New York architects hope to build an apartment building in south Minneapolis where families of all sizes could live and work together, a striking contrast to the design of many new apartment buildings.

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 11:59 AM

March 5: Developer unveils final plans for apartments to replace Tryg's Restaurant in Uptown

A new restaurant will join a 164-unit luxury apartment building at the Minneapolis site.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 11:20 PM

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