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

Negative equity in Twin Cities during 4th quarter lower than national average

The portion of Twin Cities homeowners owing more on their mortgage than their house is worth was among the lowest...

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 09:02 AM

Third rental tower proposed for downtown Minneapolis

The latest proposed luxury rental apartment high-rise would be built on a former parking lot at 400 Marquette Av. S....

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:38 PM

Twin Cities home sales down for the first time in nearly two years

Closings dipped for the first time in two years in February, but prices in the Twin Cities remained strong, signaling...

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:16 AM

Plymouth Building in downtown Minneapolis slated to become apartments

Developer says the plans for the Plymouth Building also include two restaurants.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 12:39 AM

Two apartment towers will change face of downtown Minneapolis

By late 2014, two luxury high-rise apartment buildings – the first in decades – will make the downtown skyline shine a whole lot brighter, but the biggest impact will be at street level.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 05:10 PM

Twin Cities home builders have a best-in-a-decade month

Throughout the 13-county metro area, builders were issued 288 permits to build 313 units. That was a 36% decline in the number of planned units from last year, but a 61% increase in permits.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Twin Cities housing recovery gains steam

Market data show that housing prices are up, more new houses are being sold and foreclosures are down.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota foreclosures lowest since 2006

Metro area showed biggest improvement, while other areas of Minnesota were unchanged.

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Twin Cities housing market has no shortage of buyers

No winter doldrums this January as Twin Cities home sales rose 11 percent. It could be a harbinger of strong spring sales.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 11:06 PM

Twin Cities real estate recovery firms up 5 years after bubble burst

As home sales and construction blossom, suppliers struggle to keep up with demand.

Updated: February 10, 2013, - 08:06 PM

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