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

Housing market points upward

By several measures, July was a strong month for real estate in the Twin Cities. Prices were up 14.3 percent from a year earlier.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 04:30 PM

Lakeshore buyers seize their chance

Low lakeshore prices are enabling those once priced out of the market to get a crack at a slice of shoreline.

Updated: September 01, 2012, - 09:29 PM

August was a hot month for builders

Building permits rose as Twin Cities builders got a boost from two new Minneapolis apartment projects last month.

Updated: August 31, 2012, - 11:15 PM

Star Tribune to sell land for apartment project

The proposed apartments are among more than 1,000 planned for the North Loop neighborhood.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 09:33 PM

Downtown condos back as hot property

Low supply and high demand in Minneapolis are spurring a revived building boom.

Updated: August 25, 2012, - 04:36 PM

Eco-Village: Sustainable, affordable

A Habitat for Humanity project in River Falls, Wis., could be a model for economical and energy-efficient housing development.

Updated: August 22, 2012, - 09:11 PM

Minnesota’s nascent housing recovery spreads unevenly

The state's housing markets are seeing the biggest gains in places where jobs are most plentiful. Other areas aren't so lucky.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 09:37 PM

Housing need, rail line bring development near U campus

A new light-rail line and strong demand for higher-quality student housing continues to spark more development around the University of Minnesota campus.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 09:02 PM

Association management DIY-style brings big savings

For a Twin Cities property management company, the solution to expanding its business was right under its nose.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 09:02 PM

Closing costs are declining

Closing a mortgage in Minnesota is getting less expensive. On average, it costs $3,559 to close a loan in Minnesota, down 15 percent from last year and well below the national average of $3,754.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 01:43 PM

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