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

Home sales, prices up during April in Minnesota, U.S.

The median price in Minnesota rose 12 percent to $165,000 as inventory and credit were tight.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 08:46 PM

Honeywell retiree markets talking thermostats from Golden Valley

A Golden Valley retiree turned up the heat on the market by developing a talking thermostat for the visually impaired.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Trammell Crow to build luxury apartments in Golden Valley

Three new luxury apartment buildings are slated to be built in this inner-ring suburb.

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 09:22 AM

House listings in the Twin Cities up 7.7 percent; sales up 5.3 percent

Rising home prices and a rapidly warming market are giving homeowners a reason to sell.

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Obituary: Denise Harlos, program director at Shakopee School District

When Denise Harlos was a young girl, her family moved to Nigeria where her father helped train teachers.Political unrest sent...

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Twin Cities rental demand still strong despite new apartments

Developers and real estate experts say the robust demand for apartments is happening as the economy improves and job prospects look more promising for area workers who like the convenience that apartment living brings.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 05:23 AM

Twin Cities housing construction up 111 percent in April

Twin Cities builders jump in to fill strong demand for apartments and a shortage of house listings.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Twin Cities real estate agents compete for home sellers

In lopsided market, agents try to coax skittish homeowners to sell.

Updated: April 21, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Totino's Italian Kitchen in Mpls. to be replaced by apartments

The northeast Minneapolis restaurant where the queen of frozen pizza made her fortune will soon become the city's latest rental apartments.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 08:59 AM

March brings a seller’s housing market to Twin Cities

Low inventory and high demand helped trigger a 13th month of housing price increases.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 10:13 PM

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