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

Foreclosure activity falls slightly in Minnesota, U.S.

The drop is seen as a sign that the worst of the crisis is past, but nation isn't out of the woods yet.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 09:46 PM

Twin Cities Nov. home sales surge

Increases in traditional sales, along with declines in foreclosure sales, are giving Twin Cities prices -- and sellers -- a boost.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 07:58 AM

New company formed to buy, rent and resell homes

Silver Bay Realty Trust will invest in single-family homes -- and offer shares for sale.

Updated: December 04, 2012, - 09:04 PM

Sellers are inching back into the housing market

Encouraged by improving sales, Twin Cities homeowners who have stayed on the sidelines are shedding their hesitancy. It could be a pivotal step in the recovery.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 09:32 AM

Housing permits hit roof in Minn. as recovery, sales build up steam

Even with winter upon us, home and apartment construction in the Twin Cities almost tripled this month compared with last year, yet another sign that the local housing market is on the mend.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 08:06 AM

U.S. home prices rise for a sixth month

The Case-Shiller report said the Twin Cities posted the second-biggest year-over-year gain, rising 8.8%.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:01 PM

A bit of Italy

A well-seasoned traveler imported Tuscany to Bloomington with her over-the-top interpretation of a villa.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 02:18 PM

Minnesota home sales strengthen

Sales increased 8 percent and prices rose 9.4 percent last month, but gains weren't felt evenly.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 11:00 PM

A developer moves on

After decades spent on "catalytic" projects meant to spur growth, Brighton Development is scaling back.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 04:17 PM

Minnesota's foreclosure data present contradictory picture

Compared with last year, fewer homeowners had trouble paying their mortgage October, but the rate was up compared with September

Updated: November 15, 2012, - 09:29 PM

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