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

Co-op housing near U provides affordable option for students

In a sea of expensive new rentals, a new apartment building near the University of Minnesota aims to offer students...

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 10:00 PM

New condo project is taking shape in the North Loop

A preliminary project by 2 Twin Cities developers for a boutique condo building could be the first of many for...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Minneapolis construction permits so far in 2014 hit a record

The year is far from over, but construction spending in Minneapolis is shattering records.So far this year, the city issued...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Metro apartment vacancies stable, while rents rise

Nearly 2,000 new apartments in the Twin Cities are not enough to affect vacancy rates.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 10:43 PM

Twin Cities real estate rebound reaches economics-defying moment

Closings are down, and listings are up, yet the median price also rose in July to $215,000.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 12:12 AM

New formula could revamp credit scores

FICO’s latest formula may enable millions in U.S. to borrow money more easily.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Homegazing: Inside Horst's downtown Minneapolis penthouse

What does it take to transform a huge raw space into a dream condo? Horst’s architect shares the inside story of designing the Aveda founder’s downtown penthouse.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Mortgage standards are easing

Lending standards are returning to pre-crash levels in order to tap into prime borrowers.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 04:23 PM

Millennials could hold the key to housing recovery

These 20- and 30-somethings are focused on the here and now, and many of them have postponed buying a home.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 08:07 AM

Bob Lux wants to build a taller tower near downtown Minneapolis

A “more elegant” residential high-rise may grow to 40 stories.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:46 PM

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