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 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

HomeServices of America buys central California brokerage

In its first deal of the new year, HomeServices of America has broadened its holdings in California with the acquisition of Guarantee Real Estate of Fresno, the dominant brokerage in the San Joaquin Valley.

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 09:10 PM

Twin Cities home building coming around

Construction of housing in the Twin Cities area last year almost exactly doubled from 2011. But it remains well below normal.

Updated: January 03, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Selling homebuyers on city living

A real estate broker found an innovative way to help potential buyers envision downtown life.

Updated: December 22, 2012, - 04:52 PM

Southdale shopping for rejuvenation

Aging Southdale just received a multimillion-dollar face-lift, and more change is coming. But is it enough to turn back the clock?

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 09:28 PM

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

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