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

June home sales jump as higher rates motivate buyers

A drop in short sales helped to push June’s median price up to $210,000.

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 09:55 PM

April 4: Twin Cities construction industry ramps up hiring efforts

After a historic contraction that sent tradespeople fleeing the industry, a resurgence in homebuilding and remodeling is creating demand for...

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 09:39 PM

Housing developers tee up for Twin Cities courses

In the Twin Cities area, there’s growing competition between the burgeoning suburban housing boom and one of the state’s more popular sports.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 10:23 PM

A June construction boom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

A surge in permits has Twin Cities homebuilders anticipating their best year since the recession.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Twin Cities home prices up 14.8% since ’12

Recovery helps to set up “seller’s market” full of gains.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 12:51 AM

Downtown Minneapolis broker creates real estate website where 'content is king'

A real estate broker hopes that a new website will promote his business, and urban living.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 02:00 PM

New listings bolster sales of homes

Prices continued to rise, both in most of Minnesota and across the nation.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:20 PM

Consumer real estate experts leery of recovery

Commercial real estate folks are just a tiny bit hesitant to call the recent recovery a hearty one in their...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 07:51 PM

Luxury housing boom transforms student life at U of M

A generation of 20-somethings are fueling a housing boom around the U, where mostly private developers are building more than 2,500 upscale apartments and have approvals for another 1,800 units.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Twin Cities housing market now in sellers' favor

Pending home sales rose in May to the highest level in eight years

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 09:42 PM

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