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

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

Twin Cities housing hits 5-year high; median price jumps 14.4%

Buyers closed on almost 54,000 deals — an 8.8 percent increase over last year, according to year-end data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 06:41 AM

Out-of-state investors target Twin Cities real estate

Cash is flowing into the metro area as outsiders scoop up apartment complexes and office towers that are cheap, at least compared with other cities.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 10:17 AM

Housing fuels building boom, especially in Minneapolis

Building permits issued in Minneapolis have exceeded $1 billion for the second year in a row. Leading the trend is rental housing.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Ecumen got ahead of change

Senior housing used to be another name for skilled nursing homes. Ecumen has helped lead the industry in a new...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Firm helps 'accidental landlords' in Twin Cities area

A property management company found that an increasing number of its clients needed help in an area it wasn’t addressing.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Dec. 26: New Twin Cities housing units topped 10,000 in '13

Twin Cities homebuilders are having their best year in nearly a decade amid strong demand for rental apartments and dwindling supplies of new and existing houses.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Fewer single people are buying their own home

Rising prices, strict loans, need for flexibility cause more to rent.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 12:49 PM

Minnesota home sales slipped in November

Number of closings in Minnesota was 9 percent behind the 2012 pace.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:43 PM

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