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Austin Water users put under boil water notice

Austin Water customers should boil water before using it for eating or drinking until further notice.

Austin Water customers are being asked to conserve water as residents are under a boil water notice. Issued Saturday evening, the restrictions ask residents to boil water before using it for eating or drinking until further notice.

In a release, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, “it appears this will be over in a couple of days.”

Austin Water’s Ullrich Water Treatment Plant is out of service due to an internal treatment process issue that caused high turbidity within the plant, and it’s unclear if the issue was caused by this week’s winter freeze in Central Texas.

Austin Water says it is increasing water production at two other water treatment plants and managing the water pipelines so that residents still receive water service. No disruptions have been reported at drinking water plants.


A mortgage banker walks us through the math on purchasing a 'mid-price' Austin home

So you want to buy a house?

To anyone trying to get on the "housing ladder," it's been a discouraging couple of years as prices skyrocketed in a market crowded with buyers bidding against each other for just about any available home.

Things may be calming down, with the Austin Board of REALTORS reporting fewer sales and more available homes this summer.

Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.

So how affordable are homes right now? That, of course, depends on what you want and how much you're able or willing to pay, but here are some rough estimates of what a typical buyer would pay to buy a $650,000 home, which would be considered "mid-price" in today's market.

Mortgage banker Chris Holland (NMLS 211033) of Austin's Sente Mortgage ran some numbers for Austonia to illustrate a typical purchase.

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Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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