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

Software that narrows the home search one variable at a time

NorthstarMLS is investing in a digital tool that helps buyers make better decisions.

Updated: December 29, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Twin Cities housing market seen as buyer's market as sales decline

A decline in November home sales suggests a Twin Cities market headed toward balance.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 11:56 PM

Fazendin, state's largest indie Realtor, passes to new generation

Andy Fazendin will take control of the brokerage his grandfather began.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 12:28 PM

Developer plans to build high-rise on Nye's Polonaise site

Schafer Richardson will join with the Jacob brothers, owners of Nye’s, on a mixed-use development for the prominent site.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 10:46 AM

Want to buy an apartment building? Get in line

Apartment properties are attracting big-spending buyers as many investors seek safety.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 04:18 PM

Twin Cities homebuilders closing out a sluggish 2014

Single-family construction is lagging, but rental apartments remain a hot spot.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 06:27 PM

Builders send home buyers online for inspiration

A Twin Cities company that helps home buyers see what a customized new house looks like is about to make a national splash.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 08:03 PM

Two towers proposed for northeast Minneapolis

The former Superior Plating site could be apartments and shops.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 09:31 PM

Twin Cities home sales continue to inch lower, even as rates fall

A continuing decline in foreclosure sales is a sign of health for the Twin Cities market.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Minnesota's biggest office complex change hands again

Normandale Lake Office Park in Bloomington sells once again.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 10:06 AM

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