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

Viewpoint: Former homebuilder tries the sell side

Using skills honed as a homebuilder, Randy Bacchus will help other agents at Edina Realty buy and sell new houses.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota vacation home market is heating up

Minnesota’s vacation home market has turned a critical corner, with sales on the rise in many parts of the state.

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 10:50 AM

As Twin Cities rentals go up, average monthly rents break $1,000 mark

The average apartment rent passed $1,000 a month in the Twin Cities metro, even though optimistic builders continue to flood...

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Obituary: Edward Anders Sövik, liturgical architecht

Edward Anders Sövik, a son of Lutheran missionaries who arrived at St. Olaf College from China, started a Northfield architectural...

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 08:44 PM

HomeServices buys Silicon Valley real estate brokerage

The purchase gives Edina Realty’s parent a stake in the lucrative market.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 08:00 PM

Twin Cities home listings rose in April, but remain in short supply

While inventory increased a bit, it’s not enough to meet demand and closings are way behind last year’s pace.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Viewpoint: Graham Epperson of Pulte Homes

With just four weeks on the job, Graham Epperson has big plans for the big homebuilder in Minnesota.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 04:08 PM

Borton Volvo, last of central-city car dealers, to leave Minneapolis

Borton Volvo will leave south Minneapolis and expand at its Golden Valley site.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 10:34 PM

More Minnesota home buyers are paying cash

As investors leave the market, other factors push cash sales.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Minnesota businesses embrace drones despite buzz of worry

A growing array of businesses are rushing to explore how to use drone technology — from real estate and commercial photography to crop management and product delivery. But that charge is sparking a significant legal skirmish with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 06:19 AM

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