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

Landmark neon signs glow again in Twin Cities

New funding sources and new technology make it possible to relight some of the Twin Cities' most iconic neon signs.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 05:37 PM

Nye's owner, developer plan to save oldest portions of restaurant

The two century-plus-old buildings in Minneapolis will be moved together, anchoring a retail development beside a new, 29-story apartment tower.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 09:32 AM

Proposal for Superior Plating site moves forward

Plans for an 18-story project on Superior Plating site move forward

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 05:35 PM

Reporter's notebook: What remodeling projects pay off when you sell?

Which projects pay off?With home equity rising — albeit modestly — more people are thinking about tackling long-neglected fix-up projects....

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 05:34 PM

Fewer sales, more solid footing for Twin Cities housing market last year

Fewer foreclosures helped lift the Twin Cities housing market last year.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 11:00 AM

Twin Cities laundry service adds high-tech twist

Even the laundry business is being transformed by smartphones, software and entrepreneurs like Jeff Gardner.

Updated: January 10, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Fewer Twin Cities homeowners are 'underwater'

Fewer of the Twin Cities’ homeowners are “underwater.”

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 09:18 PM

For 2014, new home sales drop 1% in Twin Cities

While apartment construction soared in the metro, new houses surprisingly fell.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 07:06 PM

Millennial population jumps sharply in Twin Cities

Millennials are flocking to the Twin Cities, but not because rents are cheap.The population of young adults in Hennepin County...

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Software that narrows the home search one variable at a time

NorthstarMLS is investing in a digital tool that helps buyers make better decisions.

Updated: December 29, 2014, - 02:53 PM

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