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

July 14: Home sales outlook brightens

Homes sales are trailing last year’s by nearly 10 percent after bad weather delayed the spring selling season. But with prices and listings on the rise, there’s growing confidence that this will be a strong year.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 10:41 PM

Oregon buyer emerges for Rand Tower in Minneapolis

A Oregon firm is buying the Art Deco office building in downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Doug Dayton's sanctuary is for sale -- but not to developers

He wanted his 93-acre haven to be preserved, not carved into lots for huge homes.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 04:31 PM

Thresher Square development fills gap in Downtown East

Sherman Associates is finalizing long-awaited plans to build 175 apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail and two levels of underground parking on a block that fronts Washington Avenue between Chicago and Park Avenues.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Luxury apartment project planned for Minneapolis' Mill District

Called the Encore, the $36 million project will fill the last gap on a prime block near the budding Downtown East neighborhood where the new Vikings stadium and Wells Fargo headquarters are rising.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 05:30 AM

Twin Cities homes are selling twice as fast as 3 years ago

One-fifth of all houses sold for more than the asking price last month and one-fourth sold within two weeks of hitting the market.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 11:16 AM

June 6: Twin Cities no longer awash in underwater homes

Fewer metro-area homeowners are underwater, with mortgage debt topping the value of their house.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 02:37 PM

Developer working to restore treasured Pillsbury A Mill

Work is underway on the Pillsbury A Mill, the 1881 building near downtown that helped make Minneapolis “the Mill City.”

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 05:02 PM

Homebuilding pace slows in metro

Building permits for May showed a 33 percent drop in number of units.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Graves 601 Hotel in downtown Minneapolis sold to Loews

The unexpected deal gives New York-based Loews its first hotel property in the Midwest.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 09:03 PM

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