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

New formula could revamp credit scores

FICO’s latest formula may enable millions in U.S. to borrow money more easily.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Homegazing: Inside Horst's downtown Minneapolis penthouse

What does it take to transform a huge raw space into a dream condo? Horst’s architect shares the inside story of designing the Aveda founder’s downtown penthouse.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Mortgage standards are easing

Lending standards are returning to pre-crash levels in order to tap into prime borrowers.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 04:23 PM

Millennials could hold the key to housing recovery

These 20- and 30-somethings are focused on the here and now, and many of them have postponed buying a home.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 08:07 AM

Bob Lux wants to build a taller tower near downtown Minneapolis

A “more elegant” residential high-rise may grow to 40 stories.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:46 PM

Twin Cities mortgage delinquencies falling quickly

Declines in late mortgage payments are occurring fastest in the seven-county metro.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 08:04 PM

Horst Rechelbacher's riverfront condo sets record list price: $8M

The largest in the state, the sleek, two-story, 12,000-square-foot condo is in the Phoenix on the River building, with sweeping views of St. Anthony Falls and the Minneapolis skyline.

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 01:46 PM

Twin Cities foreclosure crisis subsides as home prices surge

The comeback is riding the wave of the economic recovery. As more people return to work, fewer are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure and home values are rising to the point where many homeowners no longer owe more than their homes are worth.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 10:28 AM

Staying in the 'green' pays off for Duluth firm

LHB Inc., founded in 1966, has weathered the Great Recession by monitoring sustainability in buildings and more recently in cities.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 04:21 PM

Mill District project targets seniors, lower incomes

Project will bring housing for seniors, low-income renters to downtown.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 10:41 AM

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