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

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

Twin Cities Nov. home sales surge

Increases in traditional sales, along with declines in foreclosure sales, are giving Twin Cities prices -- and sellers -- a boost.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 07:58 AM

New company formed to buy, rent and resell homes

Silver Bay Realty Trust will invest in single-family homes -- and offer shares for sale.

Updated: December 04, 2012, - 09:04 PM

Sellers are inching back into the housing market

Encouraged by improving sales, Twin Cities homeowners who have stayed on the sidelines are shedding their hesitancy. It could be a pivotal step in the recovery.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 09:32 AM

Housing permits hit roof in Minn. as recovery, sales build up steam

Even with winter upon us, home and apartment construction in the Twin Cities almost tripled this month compared with last year, yet another sign that the local housing market is on the mend.

Updated: November 29, 2012, - 08:06 AM

U.S. home prices rise for a sixth month

The Case-Shiller report said the Twin Cities posted the second-biggest year-over-year gain, rising 8.8%.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:01 PM

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