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

Feb. 13: January's bitter cold puts 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

Edina Realty CEO is stepping down

Greg Mason will take over as Bob Peltier retires.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:42 PM

Developer has plans for 360-unit condo complex in downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis could see a new 360-unit complex if developer’s timing proves right.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 10:05 PM

Pillsbury mansion sold to nonprofit for $1.2M

After years on the market, a mansion with ties to the Pillsbury family has a new owner.NuWay Inc., a Twin...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Irwin Jacobs' Lake Minnetonka home for sale: $22M

Businessman Irwin Jacobs adds his Tanager Hill estate to the list of Lake Minnetonka mansions for sale.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 09:43 PM

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