Jim Buchta | Star Tribune
Reporter | Residential real estate

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.


Kraus-Anderson launches Elliot apartment project

The paint is barely dry at Kraus-Anderson’s HQ Apartments, a 17-story tower at 818 Portland Av. S. in the Elliot Park neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis,…


Twin Cities home sales plunge 12 percent as supply thins even more

People shopping for homes last month encountered 26 percent fewer listings than a year ago.


Developer Jon Hempel remade a block in Minneapolis and buildings throughout Twin Cities

When Jon Hempel got his real estate license, he went vertical right away. His first purchase was a St. Paul office building, and they just…


Minnesota Mortgage Association President Steve Furlong is pushing technology forward

With mortgage rates expected to rise and technology rapidly changing the industry, it promises to be a challenging year for the group.


Minnesota attorney general sues Texas company for deceptive warranty sales

Official-looking solicitations claim that auto warranties have run out when they haven't.


Oppidan begins work on Cub-anchored project in Minneapolis

It's the latest on a long list of developments shaped by the light-rail system.


Plans emerge for 402-unit apartment complex near MOA, light rail

The 402-unit complex will bring McGough closer to goal of "third downtown."


Twin Cities homebuilding gains are held back by shortage of construction workers

The number of new single-family homes is ebbing as short-staffed builders focus on apartments.


Two new towers bring apartment boom to Nicollet Mall's south side

After years of growth on Nicollet Mall's north end, developers are now planning 17- and 31-story towers in the quieter part of downtown.


Real estate notebook: Four big projects are about to start in downtown Minneapolis

Several downtown housing projects are inching closer to groundbreaking. On Monday night, the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association land use committee committed to issuing letters of…