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

Downtown Minneapolis offices find new life as apartments

With an oversupply of office space and a shortage of apartments, downtown developers are setting their sights on converting office buildings into living space.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 05:08 PM

Twin Cities home sellers stuck between present, future houses

With buyers scooping up listings, sellers worry over scramble to find a new house.

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 11:44 PM

Twin Cities housing recovery gains steam

The year-over-year increase – 6th-best among big cities – points to a continuing housing recovery.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 10:05 PM

Apartments planned for site of stalled North Loop condo projects

Luxury apartments will replace the hulking remains of a defunct condo project in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota home sales dipped during February, but prices were up

Sales in Minnesota took a breather last month, but the median sale price was up 14%.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 06:30 AM

Negative equity in Twin Cities during 4th quarter lower than national average

The portion of Twin Cities homeowners owing more on their mortgage than their house is worth was among the lowest...

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 09:02 AM

Third rental tower proposed for downtown Minneapolis

The latest proposed luxury rental apartment high-rise would be built on a former parking lot at 400 Marquette Av. S....

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:38 PM

Twin Cities home sales down for the first time in nearly two years

Closings dipped for the first time in two years in February, but prices in the Twin Cities remained strong, signaling...

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:16 AM

Plymouth Building in downtown Minneapolis slated to become apartments

Developer says the plans for the Plymouth Building also include two restaurants.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 12:39 AM

Two apartment towers will change face of downtown Minneapolis

By late 2014, two luxury high-rise apartment buildings – the first in decades – will make the downtown skyline shine a whole lot brighter, but the biggest impact will be at street level.

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 05:10 PM

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