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

Ecumen got ahead of change

Senior housing used to be another name for skilled nursing homes. Ecumen has helped lead the industry in a new...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Firm helps 'accidental landlords' in Twin Cities area

A property management company found that an increasing number of its clients needed help in an area it wasn’t addressing.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Dec. 26: New Twin Cities housing units topped 10,000 in '13

Twin Cities homebuilders are having their best year in nearly a decade amid strong demand for rental apartments and dwindling supplies of new and existing houses.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Fewer single people are buying their own home

Rising prices, strict loans, need for flexibility cause more to rent.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 12:49 PM

Minnesota home sales slipped in November

Number of closings in Minnesota was 9 percent behind the 2012 pace.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:43 PM

Soo Line Building welcomes first tenants in downtown Minneapolis

It was once the tallest office building to light the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Today the Soo Line is the city’s newest luxury apartment building.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 09:58 AM

Architect says we can think outside the box in rental housing

Architect David Graham lauds efforts to increase density but says cities shouldn’t settle for, or foster, cookie-cutter buildings.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:13 PM

Virtual real estate broker opens its doors

Empower Realty’s goal is to handle buying and selling through online sites at a discount.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 05:10 PM

Foreclosures decline again, near levels last seen in 2006

Better economic times mean that fewer Minnesotans are having trouble paying their mortgage.During the third quarter there were 2,972 foreclosures...

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:17 PM

Condo conundrum: Lots of demand, not enough building

Supply won’t be able to keep up with demand in the hot Twin Cities condominium market because of low prices, financing barriers and a state liability law.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 11:09 AM

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