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

Condo conundrum: Lots of demand, not enough building

Supply won’t be able to keep up with demand in the hot Twin Cities condominium market because of low prices, financing barriers and a state liability law.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 11:09 AM

Twin Cities home buyers holding off in tighter market

Nevertheless, October sales grew slightly despite discontent.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:38 PM

HomeServices buys Chicago brokerage

Terms were not disclosed in the acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties, which has 860 employees.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Obituary: Evelyn Tart Struthers, volunteer and benefactor

In the mid-1990s, Evelyn Struthers lovingly cared for her husband while he lived with Parkinson’s disease, and the experience inspired...

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 05:05 PM

Orono joins elite U.S. list for home prices

Survey ranks suburb No. 8 nationwide in listing prices.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 06:28 AM

Twin Cities rentals fill fast, and rent keeps rising

Vacancy rates are dropping even as new apartments come online, allowing landlords to charge more.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 01:06 PM

In a recovering Twin Cities housing market, cash is still king

Deep-pocketed investors who pay cash for Twin Cities homes are creating stiff competition for buyers who must use traditional mortgages.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 04:13 PM

Pillsbury A Mill renovation project is back, on a new track

A new plan for the Pillsbury mill’s renovation is moving ahead after a recession-induced delay.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 10:22 PM

Twin Cities area ranks No. 2 in housing affordability

Gains in income offset higher interest rates and price increases for Twin Cities home buyers.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:01 PM

Home sales slip in Minnesota, nationally

Statewide sales dipped in September, but were still ahead of the same month in 2012. The same trend was seen...

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 09:10 PM

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