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Austin real estate woes top this week's most popular stories

Austin real estate woes top this week's most popular stories

Austin skyline city buildings
Austin has tumbled on the list of best real estate markets. Kumar Appaiah/Flickr
South Austin home for sale
You'll need a bigger salary to buy a home now than you did earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Kuper Sotheby's Courtesy of http://www.kuperrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/452-l-3900-mf5hnx/darling-updated-south-austin-home-austin-tx-78745
Medicinal marijuana
Medicinal marijuana takes another step in Texas. Courtesy photo
El Sapo burger
El Sapo said adios. El Sapo/Facebook
The Blanton Museum presents Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: <i>Giant</i> opening reception
Austin Museum Day is one of the best things to do this month. Photo courtesy of The Blanton Museum
Austin skyline city buildings
South Austin home for sale
Medicinal marijuana
El Sapo burger
The Blanton Museum presents Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: <i>Giant</i> opening reception

Editor's note: Real estate rumblings and September happenings lead this round of top stories. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.

1. Austin drops dramatically on list of America's best real estate markets. Texas is busy dominating a list of the most attractive real estate markets in the U.S. But this year, Austin's not one of them.

2. This is the salary you need to buy a house in Austin right now. Mortgage resource HSH.com has crunched the numbers to find the yearly salary needed to afford the principal, interest, taxes, and insurance payments on a median-priced home in Austin, and it's one of the highest in the nation.

3. Texas grants license to first medical marijuana producer in the state. The Texas Department of Public Safety has granted a license to grow medical marijuana to Cansortium Texas, one of three companies that earned approval from the state. The grant was given on September 1, and it will allow the program to get underway after more than two years of planning.

4. Beloved Austin burger joint unexpectedly closes after moving to new location. Say adios to El Sapo. The burger joint from El Chile Group unexpectedly closed its doors on September 2.

5. These are the 10 best things to do in Austin this month. There is plenty to do this month in Austin, with activities ranging from Harvey relief efforts to postponed Pride events and a handful of must-see musical performance.