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Formula 1 is returning to Austin in 2021
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After a disappointing year without the U.S. Grand Prix, Formula 1 confirms it will be returning to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Oct. 22-24, 2021.


Since opening in 2012, COTA has become home to the only Formula 1 races in the country. It hosts the U.S. Grand Prix and Red Bull Grand Prix every year—except when both were canceled earlier this year due to the pandemic.

Just last month COTA also confirmed it would also host its first NASCAR race in 2021.

Ticket deposits for the 2021 Formula 1 race are available to secure a place in line here.

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