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 home sales, prices signal a turnaround

Negatives are hard to find in the latest numbers from Twin Cities real estate group, adding to signs of strength.

Updated: July 13, 2012, - 07:08 AM

Record low loan rate boosts home market in Minnesota, U.S.

Amid global economic woes and a struggling jobs market lies a silver lining: Mortgage rates have fallen to the lowest level in at least 40 years.

Updated: July 11, 2012, - 02:21 PM

Rebuilding cities, one easel at a time

Business is booming for a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that's helping cities revitalize buildings as live-work spaces for artists.

Updated: July 07, 2012, - 06:24 PM

April's housing gains could signal a turn

Twin Cities home prices that month rose nearly 4 percent from a year earlier. Experts greeted the news with cautious optimism.

Updated: June 26, 2012, - 09:51 PM

New-home sales up during May

Compared with May 2011, single-family house sales rose nearly 23 percent in the Twin Cities area and nearly 20 percent nationwide.

Updated: June 26, 2012, - 12:42 PM

Minnesota home sales and prices rose in May

Rock-bottom mortgage rates helped boost year-over-year sales for the 11th month in a row. The median sale price rose 9.9 percent.

Updated: June 21, 2012, - 09:06 PM

Great time to buy a house? Not for everyone

Yes, interest rates are at rock bottom, but higher down payments and credit requirements are hurdles for many home buyers.

Updated: June 16, 2012, - 09:12 PM

Twin Cities foreclosures down

Declines in serious delinquencies led to big reductions in the number of houses in the shadow inventory.

Updated: June 14, 2012, - 10:34 PM

Tour development plan for Pillsbury A-Mill

The historic Pillsbury A-Mill along St. Anthony Main is being developed by Dominium to turn it into a 255-unit affordable...

Updated: June 14, 2012, - 08:08 PM

Home front is looking sweeter

May warmed up the Twin Cities-area housing market, as sales climbed 21 percent and building permits rose by half.

Updated: June 12, 2012, - 11:17 PM

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