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

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

Despite bad weather, Twin Cities home prices rise

Twin Cities prices in January up 9.4 percent despite one of the worst winters in memory.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Nonprofit housing group awarded $200,000 grant

The City of Lakes Community Land Trust, a small but powerful Minneapolis-based nonprofit that helps low-income families buy houses, received...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:19 PM

March 12: Brutal weather hurts home sales, but prices up

There were 2,465 closings in February, a 14 percent decline from last year. The median price of those sales was $183,044, a 14.4 percent increase and the 24th consecutive month of price gains.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Realtor brings new perspective to top job

As the new president of the Realtors’ association, she will be the spokeswoman and face of the group in the...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:54 PM

Negative equity on the decline in the Twin Cities

10 percent still owe more than their houses are worth.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:20 PM

Apartments in the Twin Cities can’t go up fast enough

Although more than 3,000 new apartments were built in the metro area over the past year, the average vacancy rate barely budged, ending the year at just 2.5%, with average monthly rent rising 2.5% to $981.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:44 PM

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