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.


Calhoun Towers apartments get nod from Minneapolis Planning Commission

This week the Minneapolis Planning Commission unanimously approved controversial plans for a pair of new apartment towers overlooking Bde Maka Ska. St. Louis Park-based Bader…


Twin Cities housing market still smiling on sellers

Sale prices set records as shortage of entry-level homes continues to upend market.


No houses available to buy in Twin Cities? Blame rentals

More owners of affordable homes rent them out rather than offer them for sale.


Realtors in West St. Paul, Bloomington top charts

  An annual survey by Real Trends, a Denver-based real estate research company that ranks the top agents and teams across the country, found several…


Twin Cities homebuilders having best summer in a decade

Building permits were up sharply in June for houses and apartments. "Builders are still making up for the slowdown caused by the long winter," the builders' association president said.


Meet the man behind the face on all those Kris Lindahl billboards

The marketing powerhouse will stop at nothing to make you know his name.


Apartment rush continues: Mpls. officials to review three new projects

Minneapolis will consider three new apartment projects. One is an eight-story complex on the downtown site of Grumpy's Bar. In all, the 3 would total about 500 rentals.


Owner of Edina Realty solidifies dominance in Omaha with acquisition

HomeServices grabs residential independent Ambassador.


Twin Cities home listings rose in May, but sales fell for sixth straight month

But the rare rise couldn't create more total sales in the Twin Cities last month.


Aeon gets $550,000 grant to build more affordable homes in Twin Cities

The $550,000 will be used to bolster Aeon's focus on creating quality affordable rental housing.