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

Nonprofit housing group awarded $200,000 grant

The City of Lakes Community Land Trust, a small but powerful Minneapolis-based nonprofit that helps low-income families buy houses, received...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:19 PM

March 12: Brutal weather hurts home sales, but prices up

There were 2,465 closings in February, a 14 percent decline from last year. The median price of those sales was $183,044, a 14.4 percent increase and the 24th consecutive month of price gains.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Realtor brings new perspective to top job

As the new president of the Realtors’ association, she will be the spokeswoman and face of the group in the...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:54 PM

Negative equity on the decline in the Twin Cities

10 percent still owe more than their houses are worth.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:20 PM

Apartments in the Twin Cities can’t go up fast enough

Although more than 3,000 new apartments were built in the metro area over the past year, the average vacancy rate barely budged, ending the year at just 2.5%, with average monthly rent rising 2.5% to $981.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Redfin makes its way to the Twin Cities realty market

The Seattle-based brokerage is known best for its lowered commission fees.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Feb. 16: Space near Vikings stadium: Housing or hotel?

Two developers have different plans for valuable space above a parking ramp planned near the new Vikings stadium.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 10:57 AM

Feb. 13: January's bitter cold puts home sales on ice

Twin Cities closings were the lowest since October 2011, but foreclosures saw a 34 percent decline from last year.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:14 AM

Twin Cities apartment developers offer amenities for Fido

Dogs used to be second-class citizens in apartments, but a “cultural shift” has led developers to court their owners.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Jimmy Jam's mansion sold? Only the bankers know

Going, going, gone? Maybe.On Thursday, the 22,000-square-foot Lake Minnetonka house designed by Grammy Award-winning producer James “Jimmy Jam” Harris sold...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 11:01 PM

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