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

Minnesota businesses embrace drones despite buzz of worry

A growing array of businesses are rushing to explore how to use drone technology — from real estate and commercial photography to crop management and product delivery. But that charge is sparking a significant legal skirmish with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 06:19 AM

Twin Cities home sales cool, but prices march forward

A lack of listings is resulting in multiple bids for desirable homes in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Q&A with property manager Andy Gittleman

Amid a rise of “accidental landlords,” business is booming for companies that handle day-to-day property oversight.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 05:07 PM

After eight long years, Minnesota's foreclosure crisis nears end

Foreclosures have plunged statewide and in the metro area from their 2008 peak. A concern that remains: homeowners who are “current but struggling.”

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Home builders hold steady in March

Despite tough winter, housing construction flat with a year ago.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Developers pitch two apartment buildings along Lake Calhoun

Two high-rise apartment buildings would be near the north shore.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Despite bad weather, Twin Cities home prices rise

Twin Cities prices in January up 9.4 percent despite one of the worst winters in memory.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Nonprofit housing group awarded $200,000 grant

The City of Lakes Community Land Trust, a small but powerful Minneapolis-based nonprofit that helps low-income families buy houses, received...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Brutal weather hurts Twin Cities home sales, but prices are up

There were 2,465 closings in February, a 14 percent decline from last year. The median price of those sales was $183,044, a 14.4 percent increase and the 24th consecutive month of price gains.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Realtor brings new perspective to top job

As the new president of the Realtors’ association, she will be the spokeswoman and face of the group in the...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:54 PM

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