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

Orono joins elite U.S. list for home prices

Survey ranks suburb No. 8 nationwide in listing prices.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 06:28 AM

Twin Cities rentals fill fast, and rent keeps rising

Vacancy rates are dropping even as new apartments come online, allowing landlords to charge more.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 01:06 PM

In a recovering Twin Cities housing market, cash is still king

Deep-pocketed investors who pay cash for Twin Cities homes are creating stiff competition for buyers who must use traditional mortgages.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 04:13 PM

Pillsbury A Mill renovation project is back, on a new track

A new plan for the Pillsbury mill’s renovation is moving ahead after a recession-induced delay.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 10:22 PM

Twin Cities area ranks No. 2 in housing affordability

Gains in income offset higher interest rates and price increases for Twin Cities home buyers.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:01 PM

Home sales slip in Minnesota, nationally

Statewide sales dipped in September, but were still ahead of the same month in 2012. The same trend was seen...

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 09:10 PM

Wells Fargo continues cutting local jobs

Sharp drop in mortgage refinancing business is blamed.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Twin Cities exurbs see a return of new home construction

In several cases, Twin Cities-area developments halted amid the recession have been brought back to life.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Booming market drives up rents and squeezes out renters

The apartment boom underway in the Twin Cities is adding thousands of rentals across the metro area, from lavish lofts to trendy units inspired by feng shui. Only problem is, many people can’t afford them.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 09:51 AM

Home prices get a boost, locally and nationally

But annual increases have slowed in the Twin Cities and elsewhere.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:37 PM

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