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

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

Twin Cities apartments getting snapped up as fast as they're built

The rental market is in the midst of a historic expansion that's being driven by broad demographic and economic changes.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 12:03 PM

Helping seniors sort, toss and pack

Business model fills a niche for elders who need to sell their homes and decide what to get rid of - and where.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 05:02 PM

Edina Realty parent adds another firm to the fold

Deal by HomeServices is part of its plan for national brokerage.

Updated: January 28, 2013, - 10:35 PM

Million-dollar housing market shows life signs

Twin Cities sales were up nearly 20 percent, a sign the housing recovery is climbing the wealth ladder.

Updated: January 19, 2013, - 03:06 PM

Twin Cities home sales show recovery is taking hold

Twin Cities home sales last year surged to the highest level since 2006, marking what is widely considered the first sustained recovery since the Great Recession.

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 05:59 AM

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