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

Living next to the mall: Low on view, high on convenience

The views aren’t picturesque, but convenience has its own appeal for the first people moving into homes in the parking lots of shopping centers.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 04:05 PM

Twin Cities home sales downshifting

Closings fell while home prices rose in the 13-county metro area last month. More sellers appeared on the market.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Bigger, wider townhouses coming to Burnsville

A casualty of the recession gets new life by shrinking the scope of the original housing project.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 06:09 PM

Historic North Loop building slated to become a hotel

Developers bought the Jackson Building, a former warehouse, with plans to convert it.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 08:47 PM

How low will they go? Mortgage rates fall to new 2014 lows

The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage has fallen to 4.15 percent, HSH.com said.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 11:48 PM

August disappoints homebuilders in the Twin Cities

Apartments represented just a quarter of all new residential units built — a major decrease.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Minneapolis condo king embraces downtown's east side

Veteran developer Jim Stanton is preparing a condo project for Elliot Park, joining the action on the east side of downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Co-op housing near U provides affordable option for students

In a sea of expensive new rentals, a new apartment building near the University of Minnesota aims to offer students...

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 10:00 PM

New condo project is taking shape in the North Loop

A preliminary project by 2 Twin Cities developers for a boutique condo building could be the first of many for...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Minneapolis construction permits so far in 2014 hit a record

The year is far from over, but construction spending in Minneapolis is shattering records.So far this year, the city issued...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 10:52 PM

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