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

Minnesota home sales slip on slowing investment

The decline from a year ago is happening for different reasons from the metro area’s slide.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Obituary: John T. Coskran, Catholic Charities executive who nurtured volunteers

Throughout his working life, John Coskran was dedicated to helping people. But this was far from scripted.“He said he fell...

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 11:51 PM

Homebuilding app helps builders, buyers

A Wayzata homebuilder developed software to make construction easier and create a better experience for clients.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 07:05 PM

Move purchase reshapes digital real estate market

News Corporation’s purchase of Move, operator of Realtor.com, could reshape the apps and online sites that now dominate real estate...

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Streetscapes: How does the tallest apartment tower in Minneapolis stack up?

The glassy 36-story LPM Apartments stands tall in its low-rise Loring Park neighborhood.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 06:29 PM

Plan now for future of family cabin

While pulling in the dock, put some thought into a successful succession.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 04:38 PM

Virtual house tours give real estate agent an edge

Mapping camera lets buyers see houses in a whole new way, and one Twin Cities agent has invested heavily in...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Two more residential towers planned for downtown Mpls.

Inspired by early success at downtown Minneapolis’ Nic on Fifth, Opus has its sights set on two more a block away.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 09:35 AM

Living next to the mall: Low on view, high on convenience

The views aren’t picturesque, but convenience has its own appeal for the first people moving into homes in the parking lots of shopping centers.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 04:05 PM

Twin Cities home sales downshifting

Closings fell while home prices rose in the 13-county metro area last month. More sellers appeared on the market.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 08:47 PM

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