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You need to save this much money for down payment in Austin and more hot headlines

Save this much money for down payment in Austin and more hot headlines

House for sale sign
You'll need to start saving a bit more if you're planning to buy a house in 2018. iStock
Walton's mussels
Among the week's food news? Walton's is serving dinner. Photo by Megan LaPrelle
Austin City Limits Festival ACL Fest 2017 Weekend 1 Flags
Denver disses Austin's status as the Live Music Capital of the World. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Jurassic Quest animatronic dinosaur
Dinosaurs are coming to Austin during Jurassic Quest. Courtesy of Jurassic Quest
Gruene Town Lighting
Escape to the Hill Country with these nine holiday road trips. Photo by Dan Tharp
House for sale sign
Walton's mussels
Austin City Limits Festival ACL Fest 2017 Weekend 1 Flags
Jurassic Quest animatronic dinosaur
Gruene Town Lighting

Editor's note: Those looking to buy a house in Austin next year need to start saving. Read on to find out how much you need to save for a down payment in the Capital City, and more of the week's top stories.

1. This is how much more money you'll need for a down payment in Austin in 2018. Austin home sales have cooled in the past few months, but that doesn't mean the prices aren't red hot.

2. Sandwich shop shutters, whiskey room opens, and more Austin food news. A Windsor Park neighborhood favorite has decided to call it quits. 

3. Amazon HQ2 rival disses Austin’s status as Live Music Capital of the World. Denver takes a jab at Austin. Not cool, Denver. Not cool.

4. 'Real life' dinosaurs descend on downtown Austin for one dino-mite weekend. Your Jurassic Park fantasies will finally come to life when this touring dinosaur exhibit comes to town.

5. Nine Hill Country road trips to celebrate the holiday season. Okay, so Texas may not have the charming, snow-dusted hamlets of New England, but it doesn't mean our small towns aren't quaint as hell.