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

New home permits hit 5-year high, as expected

Apartment sector dipped overall, but was still active in Twin Cities.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 09:37 PM

House that Jimmy Jam built might become a teardown

One of the most famous houses on Lake Minnetonka, a 22,000-square-foot mansion built by the record producer who made Janet Jackson famous, has fallen into foreclosure and the bank is looking for a buyer who will either spiff it up or tear it down.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 02:28 PM

Mortgage rates inch higher, but Twin Cities home sales are strong

Even as mortgage rates inch higher, Twin Cities home sales are strong. Limited inventory and fewer foreclosure sales are contributing factors.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 09:08 AM

Developer adds sleek boutique building to downtown Minneapolis

A Malaysian developer is adding a sleek boutique building to the downtown rental mix.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 01:56 PM

Deep-pocketed investor paying cash for hundreds of Twin Cities homes

From Apple Valley to Woodbury, Invitation Homes has been paying cash for hundreds of metro houses and turning them into rental properties.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 11:15 AM

Apartments dominate construction in Twin Cities in August

Demand for luxury rental apartments is rising, even as houses also are being built.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Homebuilder Lennar plans luxury apartments in Edina

The development near Southdale Center would include a supermarket at street level.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 08:30 PM

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

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