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

Twin Cities homes are selling twice as fast as 3 years ago

One-fifth of all houses sold for more than the asking price last month and one-fourth sold within two weeks of hitting the market.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 11:16 AM

June 6: Twin Cities no longer awash in underwater homes

Fewer metro-area homeowners are underwater, with mortgage debt topping the value of their house.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 02:37 PM

Developer working to restore treasured Pillsbury A Mill

Work is underway on the Pillsbury A Mill, the 1881 building near downtown that helped make Minneapolis “the Mill City.”

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 05:02 PM

Homebuilding pace slows in metro

Building permits for May showed a 33 percent drop in number of units.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis sold to Loews

The unexpected deal gives New York-based Loews its first hotel property in the Midwest.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 09:03 PM

Minneapolis developer Bianca Fine bucking the high-rent trend

The corner of 6th Street and 15th Avenue S. is a windswept lot in the shadow of downtown Minneapolis, but it will soon become home to a 259-unit apartment building offering affordable housing for low-income families.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 06:28 AM

Minnesota's home ownership gap worsens

Compared with whites, state’s communities of color have worst U.S. disparity in owning homes.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Viewpoint: Former homebuilder tries the sell side

Using skills honed as a homebuilder, Randy Bacchus will help other agents at Edina Realty buy and sell new houses.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota vacation home market is heating up

Minnesota’s vacation home market has turned a critical corner, with sales on the rise in many parts of the state.

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 10:50 AM

As Twin Cities rentals go up, average monthly rents break $1,000 mark

The average apartment rent passed $1,000 a month in the Twin Cities metro, even though optimistic builders continue to flood...

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:01 PM

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