Jim Buchta | Star Tribune
Reporter | Residential real estate

Jim Buchta has covered real estate for the Star Tribune for several years. He also has covered energy, small business, consumer affairs and travel. 

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.


Proposed 25-story apartment tower renews debate over Dinkytown's future

A Chicago developer is pitching an ambitious project that would reinvent a commercial block that includes the McDonald's at 4th St. and 15th Av. SE.


Minneapolis apartment project makes airtight case for sustainability

A northeast Minneapolis apartment building appears to be meeting expectations for extremely low energy use.


Apartment, home construction continues at hectic pace in Twin Cities

September new construction permits up 6% from last year, as supply of entry level existing homes remains tight.


Minneapolis architecture giant makes key acquisition to expand affordable housing

LHB architectural and engineering firm bought St. Paul-based CRA in deal that closed Tuesday.


Rosedale's $100M 'lifestyle center' project set for next year

Rosedale's plan is to build a new neighborhood with offices, apartments, green space and shops, as well as retail.


Financing set for $190M downtown condo building — the biggest in Minnesota

Work set to begin on Eleven on the River in the Mill district, but the nearby Alia project is a no-go.


William Evans, New Orleans-style jazz musician, dies at 83

William "Bill" Merritt Evans didn't have much formal training, but he became an internationally known New Orleans-style jazz musician with a flawless ear for chord…


Twin Cities housing market sees more discounts; median sale price hits $286,800

Sellers accepting slightly lower prices for homes as market enters slow season


Developer of historic North Loop block pivots from offices to a hotel

Developers to present modified plan to Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission on Tuesday.


Developer to City Hall: Your low-cost apartment rule may drive me out

A planned ordinance that requires builders to include income-restricted units in new buildings may push Doran Cos., one of city's biggest developers, out of the market, its leader says.