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

Squeezing into the suburbs

Home builders are more busy, but mostly in more-established suburbs where lots are scarce.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 01:38 PM

Obituary: Paul Yocum put his heart in family, business

When a big oil company threatened to steal away the many loyal customers that Paul Yocum had spent decades serving, he had no trouble persuading them to buy fuel from a company that he and his wife started in their Oakdale home.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 07:54 PM

Real summer fun in Dells

Amid plastic palm trees, mechanized waves and shipped-in sand, sun-loving vacationers find genuine joy at Wisconsin Dells.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 12:38 PM

Revenues up at Deluxe Corp.

Marketing solutions and other services posted a nearly 30 percent increase in sales.

Updated: July 26, 2012, - 09:37 PM

Tennant Co. earnings up during the second quarter

Sales of organic products helped lift sales despite the economic downturn

Updated: July 26, 2012, - 09:36 PM

Imation revenue falls in second quarter

Information storage firm Imation Corp. reported a quarterly loss Thursday.

Updated: July 26, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Metro rental market is booming

Even though hundreds of new apartments have come online in the Twin Cities, they're still getting more expensive and harder to find.

Updated: July 25, 2012, - 09:12 PM

June's Minnesota home sales and median sale price both rise

Home sales in Minnesota and across the country continued a streak of year-over-year increases during June.

Updated: July 19, 2012, - 09:07 PM

Housing starts jump nearly 7% in June

Those numbers, highest in nearly four years, add hope that the residential market is turning.

Updated: July 18, 2012, - 09:15 PM

From the blogs: Who sells the most real estate in the Twin Cities?

Several Twin Cities real estate agents, especially those who sell foreclosures, are among the busiest in the nation, according to REAL Trends, which tracks national housing trends.

Updated: July 14, 2012, - 01:38 PM

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