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

A bit of Italy

A well-seasoned traveler imported Tuscany to Bloomington with her over-the-top interpretation of a villa.

Updated: November 24, 2012, - 02:18 PM

Minnesota home sales strengthen

Sales increased 8 percent and prices rose 9.4 percent last month, but gains weren't felt evenly.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 11:00 PM

A developer moves on

After decades spent on "catalytic" projects meant to spur growth, Brighton Development is scaling back.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 04:17 PM

Minnesota's foreclosure data present contradictory picture

Compared with last year, fewer homeowners had trouble paying their mortgage October, but the rate was up compared with September

Updated: November 15, 2012, - 09:29 PM

Lorie Line facing foreclosure on her Lake Minnetonka mansion

The Orono mansion was listed for sale last month for almost $4 million.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 06:03 AM

Housing got a lift in October

Metro home sales and prices both increased by about 15 percent over 2011.

Updated: November 12, 2012, - 10:10 PM

Qi is key at West Bank development

The qi (pronounced "chee") of feng shui has been used since ancient times to get positive energy flowing, but will it unlock success at a new Minneapolis apartment building?

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Rental demand in Twin Cities stays high

As more new units come online, the Twin Cities rental housing market isn't seeing a sharp rise in vacancies.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 10:54 PM

Earnings up at Allete Inc.

The Duluth-based energy concern said that higher energy sales helped boost third-quarter revenues.

Updated: October 31, 2012, - 08:23 AM

Obituary: Gerhard Haukebo was a genius of teaching language

As a boy in the 1930s, Gerhard Haukebo didn't let his small-town existence stifle dreams of a bigger world. According to family lore, the young Haukebo thought he might make his way to China if he dug a really deep hole.

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 10:15 PM

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