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

Consumer real estate experts leery of recovery

Commercial real estate folks are just a tiny bit hesitant to call the recent recovery a hearty one in their...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 07:51 PM

Luxury housing boom transforms student life at U of M

A generation of 20-somethings are fueling a housing boom around the U, where mostly private developers are building more than 2,500 upscale apartments and have approvals for another 1,800 units.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Twin Cities housing market now in sellers' favor

Pending home sales rose in May to the highest level in eight years

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 09:42 PM

June 9: $10 million house in Wayzata ready for wrecker

Months after paying nearly $10 million for one of the most architecturally distinctive homes in the metro, the buyer of an 8,500-square-foot Wayzata house wants to replace it with an even larger one.

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Twin Cities builders get busy to meet big demand

The strong demand for city rentals and low inventory show in the highest number of building permits issued since 2007.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 10:38 PM

Home sellers get ready to dip back into market

Gains in price and buyer demand drive increase in new home listings. The Twin Cities had sixth-largest U.S. gain.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Despite recovery, pre-foreclosure notices on rise in Twin Cities

Beneath the hoopla over the burgeoning housing recovery, thousands of Minnesotans are still struggling to make their mortgage payments.

Updated: May 27, 2013, - 07:35 AM

Minnesota's lakeshore market beginning to thaw

As home sales and prices rise by double-digits in the state, the momentum is starting to reach the large and long-stagnant vacation home market across northern Minnesota.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 10:04 AM

High-end lake homes are now hot property

Kent Busek recently decided to upgrade to a bigger cabin near Detroit Lakes, and his agent quickly found an ideal...

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 10:02 PM

Downtown East poised for second chance

The $400 million project and the $975 million stadium have created a buzz that maybe — finally — Downtown East will attract residential development.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 02:16 PM

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