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

House listings in the Twin Cities up 7.7 percent; sales up 5.3 percent

Rising home prices and a rapidly warming market are giving homeowners a reason to sell.

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Obituary: Denise Harlos, program director at Shakopee School District

When Denise Harlos was a young girl, her family moved to Nigeria where her father helped train teachers.Political unrest sent...

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Twin Cities rental demand still strong despite new apartments

Developers and real estate experts say the robust demand for apartments is happening as the economy improves and job prospects look more promising for area workers who like the convenience that apartment living brings.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 05:23 AM

Twin Cities housing construction up 111 percent in April

Twin Cities builders jump in to fill strong demand for apartments and a shortage of house listings.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Twin Cities real estate agents compete for home sellers

In lopsided market, agents try to coax skittish homeowners to sell.

Updated: April 21, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Totino's Italian Kitchen in Mpls. to be replaced by apartments

The northeast Minneapolis restaurant where the queen of frozen pizza made her fortune will soon become the city's latest rental apartments.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 08:59 AM

March brings a seller’s housing market to Twin Cities

Low inventory and high demand helped trigger a 13th month of housing price increases.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 10:13 PM

Downtown Minneapolis offices find new life as apartments

With an oversupply of office space and a shortage of apartments, downtown developers are setting their sights on converting office buildings into living space.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 05:08 PM

Twin Cities home sellers stuck between present, future houses

With buyers scooping up listings, sellers worry over scramble to find a new house.

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 11:44 PM

Twin Cities housing recovery gains steam

The year-over-year increase – 6th-best among big cities – points to a continuing housing recovery.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 10:05 PM

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