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.


Duluth architect Coulson designs energy-efficient buildings without the loud and proud

Architect Carly Coulson's ultraefficient designs blend in energy savings through a concept called Invisible Sustainability.


Tax changes may take the shine off home equity loans

But some say change will lead fewer to pile up debt.


Two 22-story residential towers proposed near Lake Calhoun

Developer wants to build largest residential project in Minneapolis in years.


Twin Cities apartment deals accelerated at year's end

For apartment-building sales in the Twin Cities metro, 2017 was a banner year. We have already reported about the astounding 19 offers that were made…


Twin Cities home prices rising fast, but not like Rochester, Duluth

Rochester home prices were up nearly 10 percent in the year that ended November.


Sunday conversation with Jon Lundberg, incoming CEO at Ebenezer Foundation

For several years Jon Lundberg has been the chief operating officer at Ebenezer Foundation, the biggest senior-housing provider in Minnesota. He will soon succeed longtime…


Foreclosure rate in Minnesota lowest in a decade

The foreclosure rate in Minnesota is far below the national average, as Minnesotans are in the right homes for their wallets, an expert says.


Twin Cities new-home construction leaps in December

It's the latest datapoint to underscore a year of superlatives in local real estate. And the Twin Cities area is likely to see high demand and prices continue into 2018.


Two Stanton projects in North Loop sold for $19 million

A Seattle-based real estate company won a bidding war for one of the first residential conversion projects in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Goodman…


Eden Prairie based ReMax Results buys ReMax Advisors in Burnsville

Acquisition of ReMax Advisors is sixth addition for Eden Prairie firm in '17.