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

Negative equity on the decline in the Twin Cities

10 percent still owe more than their houses are worth.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:20 PM

Apartments in the Twin Cities can’t go up fast enough

Although more than 3,000 new apartments were built in the metro area over the past year, the average vacancy rate barely budged, ending the year at just 2.5%, with average monthly rent rising 2.5% to $981.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Redfin makes its way to the Twin Cities realty market

The Seattle-based brokerage is known best for its lowered commission fees.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Feb. 16: Space near Vikings stadium: Housing or hotel?

Two developers have different plans for valuable space above a parking ramp planned near the new Vikings stadium.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 10:57 AM

January's bitter cold puts Twin Cities home sales on ice

Twin Cities closings were the lowest since October 2011, but foreclosures saw a 34 percent decline from last year.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:14 AM

Twin Cities apartment developers offer amenities for Fido

Dogs used to be second-class citizens in apartments, but a “cultural shift” has led developers to court their owners.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Jimmy Jam's mansion sold? Only the bankers know

Going, going, gone? Maybe.On Thursday, the 22,000-square-foot Lake Minnetonka house designed by Grammy Award-winning producer James “Jimmy Jam” Harris sold...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Inside Twin Cities' housing market rebound: It's real, but uneven

The housing recovery is real and sustained in the metro area, turning a buyer’s market into a seller’s market. But while some neighborhoods soar, others suffer.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 10:43 PM

Minnesota ranks high in home flipping sales

Minnesota’s high rank in quick-turn resales shows confidence in the market.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 11:43 PM

Twin Cities homebuilding starts off strong in 2014

Three large apartment projects got permits in January, while single-family home construction showed strength in the suburbs.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 08:46 AM

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