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

Long-awaited recovery: Twin Cities home sales head skyward

Buyers snapped up more homes in July than in any month since mid-2006, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. Home prices also marched closer toward prerecession levels.

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 11:50 PM

Prices of new Twin Cities metro homes accelerate

Postrecession bargains have evaporated as builders cope with rising materials costs and a shortage of contractors and workers.

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 10:07 AM

After foreclosure, former home buyers back in the market

More people who lost their home during the darkest days of the recession are doing what might have been unthinkable just a few years ago: They’re becoming homeowners again.

Updated: August 04, 2013, - 04:35 PM

Minnesota home sales strongest since 2010

Demand for lakeshore land and second homes was a big driver as prices increased 14% from 2012.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 09:28 PM

New website allows real estate agents to network online

400 Doors, a new website, allows Twin Cities real estate agents to connect with each other just as they do...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 09:32 PM

June home sales jump as higher rates motivate buyers

A drop in short sales helped to push June’s median price up to $210,000.

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 09:55 PM

April 4: Twin Cities construction industry ramps up hiring efforts

After a historic contraction that sent tradespeople fleeing the industry, a resurgence in homebuilding and remodeling is creating demand for...

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 09:39 PM

Housing developers tee up for Twin Cities courses

In the Twin Cities area, there’s growing competition between the burgeoning suburban housing boom and one of the state’s more popular sports.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 10:23 PM

A June construction boom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A surge in permits has Twin Cities homebuilders anticipating their best year since the recession.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Twin Cities home prices up 14.8% since ’12

Recovery helps to set up “seller’s market” full of gains.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 12:51 AM

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