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

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

Twin Cities home sales cool, but prices march forward

A lack of listings is resulting in multiple bids for desirable homes in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Q&A with property manager Andy Gittleman

Amid a rise of “accidental landlords,” business is booming for companies that handle day-to-day property oversight.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 05:07 PM

After eight long years, Minnesota's foreclosure crisis nears end

Foreclosures have plunged statewide and in the metro area from their 2008 peak. A concern that remains: homeowners who are “current but struggling.”

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Home builders hold steady in March

Despite tough winter, housing construction flat with a year ago.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Developers pitch two apartment buildings along Lake Calhoun

Two high-rise apartment buildings would be near the north shore.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 10:01 PM

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