Jim Buchta | Star Tribune
Reporter | Residential real estate

Buchta has taken breaks from those beats to edit the Star Tribune's Real Estate sections and Travel, and to ghost write a book about getaway homes. He also has an intense interest in architecture, agriculture and the environment. He lives part-time on a tree farm and has a particular expertise in building science and food.


Once-hot Twin Cities housing market is beginning to cool

Home sales are down from a year ago, more sellers are cutting their asking price and mortgage rates are climbing.


Merger involving St. Louis Park's WolfNet aims to improve homebuying

Combined company will work on a tool to help people search for homes more quickly.


365 Nicollet tests downtown Mpls. luxury apartment market

It's one of the biggest, most expensive rental projects ever undertaken by Opus Development, with some units fetching more than $10,000 a month.


Twin Cities sees sharp drop in single-family home building

Twin Cities sees sharp drop in single-family home construction


CARMATRIX: Limited parking? No problem

With little room for much-needed car slots, Minneapolis developers turned to a Rubik's Cube stacking system for their project.


NorthstarMLS, Southeast Minnesota Realtors to merge

Multiple listing services are consolidating as technology changes the way data is used by agents.


Twin Cities still home sellers' market, but shift may be emerging

Supply remains tight, but there's been an uptick in the number of homes hitting the market, and prices are starting to moderate.


Opendoor looks to become big player in Twin Cities housing market

Opendoor makes unsolicited offers, streamlines sales process.


Remake of Washington Avenue in Minneapolis enters final phase

Millions of dollars are being poured into the redevelopment of the last surface parking lots on the east end of downtown Minneapolis.


Housing construction in the Twin Cities up slightly during August

The sluggish pace of single-family homebuilding continues to be a drag on the industry.