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.


RiversEdge redevelopment project moves forward in downtown St. Paul, despite COVID

The state's stalled bonding bill is another complication as county leaders are seeking $40 million in state funding.


St. Paul nonprofit housing developer aims to grow with demand fueled by pandemic

The goal is to develop or acquire 400 to 450 units over the next several years in South Dakota, a CommonBond Communities official said.


Minnesotans working from home clamor to buy one at lake

Demand for houses on lakes that are a couple of hours from the Twin Cities is high, especially properties with decent internet access.


'Where's all that money coming from?' July was a hot month for Twin Cities homebuilders

With buyers able to tap financing at low rates, demand is surging for homes.


82-unit apartment building would replace longtime Nicollet Av. restaurant

The owner of Curran's cites the pandemic for ending a 70-plus-year run for the family business.


Aeon proceeds with $100 million affordable housing project in Bloomington

Nonprofit will build 172 new apartments and rehab 306 others on site near Mall of America.


Median home price at $305,000 as Twin Cities see surge in sales

After two sluggish months, metro home buyers returned in force last month but are competing for a dwindling number of listings.


Dominium begins work on $74 million apartment project in Roseville

The developer plans 228 units in two buildings as part of the first phase of redevelopment of former industrial site.


3 Minneapolis apartment projects head for city review

The developer of a project proposed along E. Hennepin Avenue wants to include street-level apartments, dispensing with retail.


Twin Cities hotels struggle as rooms fill on the North Shore

Minnesotans are taking to the road this summer, boosting demand for resorts, vacation rentals and campgrounds in places where social distancing happens naturally.