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

June 9: $10 million house in Wayzata ready for wrecker

Months after paying nearly $10 million for one of the most architecturally distinctive homes in the metro, the buyer of an 8,500-square-foot Wayzata house wants to replace it with an even larger one.

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Twin Cities builders get busy to meet big demand

The strong demand for city rentals and low inventory show in the highest number of building permits issued since 2007.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 10:38 PM

Home sellers get ready to dip back into market

Gains in price and buyer demand drive increase in new home listings. The Twin Cities had sixth-largest U.S. gain.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Despite recovery, pre-foreclosure notices on rise in Twin Cities

Beneath the hoopla over the burgeoning housing recovery, thousands of Minnesotans are still struggling to make their mortgage payments.

Updated: May 27, 2013, - 07:35 AM

Minnesota's lakeshore market beginning to thaw

As home sales and prices rise by double-digits in the state, the momentum is starting to reach the large and long-stagnant vacation home market across northern Minnesota.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 10:04 AM

High-end lake homes are now hot property

Kent Busek recently decided to upgrade to a bigger cabin near Detroit Lakes, and his agent quickly found an ideal...

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 10:02 PM

Downtown East poised for second chance

The $400 million project and the $975 million stadium have created a buzz that maybe — finally — Downtown East will attract residential development.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 02:16 PM

Home sales, prices up during April in Minnesota, U.S.

The median price in Minnesota rose 12 percent to $165,000 as inventory and credit were tight.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 08:46 PM

Honeywell retiree markets talking thermostats from Golden Valley

A Golden Valley retiree turned up the heat on the market by developing a talking thermostat for the visually impaired.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Trammell Crow to build luxury apartments in Golden Valley

Three new luxury apartment buildings are slated to be built in this inner-ring suburb.

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 09:22 AM

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