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.


Prudential to move into Dayton's Project building in downtown Minneapolis

After selling its Plymouth campus, Prudential makes the move to the urban core of Minneapolis, giving downtown a boost.


Higher mortgage rates take toll on home sales across Minn.

It's still a seller's market, but it is becoming less competitive and the number of deals was down 24% last month.


3 residential towers will replace downtown Minneapolis data building

The post-pandemic transformation of office to residential space is accelerating in downtown Minneapolis.


NorthstarMLS, provider of Minnesota's home values and data, taps new leader

Tim Dain, an executive with a listing system in Missouri and Illinois, succeeds John Mosey, who has led Northstar for 20 years.


Why Plymouth office building is about to meet the wrecking ball

A lingering economic effect of the pandemic will be a shakeout in office real estate in Minnesota and around the world.


Homebuilding in the Twin Cities lost momentum this month

Permits for single-family homes fell 28% while those for apartment units were up 2%.


For Twin Cities real estate veteran, a late-career idea and venture were too obvious to pass up

Lynn Leegard's TrustFunds eliminated the need for earnest money to be paid via paper check.


'Shelter in place' order issued for residents of Pine Island and area, later retracted; suspect in custody

Local Sheriff's Office says alert initially sent too widely, stemmed from standoff involving a domestic incident in southeastern Minnesota's Pine Island.


Rising mortgage rates put the squeeze on Twin Cities renters

As the cost of owning a home rises, people are staying put in apartments. That gives landlords more power to raise rents.


Home market loosened very little last month in the Twin Cities

The number of sales fell amid rising interest rates and ultra-tight supply. Prices jumped 7% from a year earlier.