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

Housing price recovery slows nationally, Case-Shiller report shows

Twin Cities is one of just six metro areas to maintain recent rate of gains.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Obituary: Diane M. Springer, Honeywell vice president

Diane M. Springer grew up on a dairy farm near a small Minnesota town with three general stores on its...

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 10:04 PM

Ron Elwood: Forestalling the foreclosure

A sweeping new state law ensures that those facing loss of their homes be given all opportunities to avoid foreclosure.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 04:51 PM

Home buyers battle bidding wars

In the Twin Cities, up to half of housing deals involved multiple offers. Nationally, in hot markets, it was more...

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Housing foreclosures decline rapidly in Minnesota

Foreclosure sales statewide fell to the lowest level since 2006. Experts say trend will continue if economy keeps improving.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 09:25 PM

HomeServices expands eastward

Its newest acquisition adds Pennsylvania-based Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors to its rapidly expanding array of brokerages.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 12:30 PM

No rental bubble in Twin Cities – yet

Vacancy rate still falling while rent prices rise, driven by empty nesters, Gen Yers.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 10:04 PM

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

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