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The door is always open in warm Midland, Texas. This scenic southwest city is conveniently located on Interstate 20 and its namesake derives simply because it is halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso. Home to the Big Ben National Park, its splendid isolation brings a national significance to Texas, as it is the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. Once a prosperous railroad town, the Midland metropolitan area now has a thriving population of over 100,000 largely due to the oil boom. The Permian Basin, of which is in the geographic center of Midland, is said to contain 16% or more of the nation's oil reserves. The "Tall City" brings together anything one would want in a modern city without the inconvenience of traffic congestion and also headquarters to West Texas Abstract, one of Fidelity National Financial’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. West Texas Abstract serves the residential and commercial real estate industry, with both direct operations and agency support. Our office is strategically located in Midland.

Our team of professionals works in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the Real Estate Professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Texas, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the Newsdesk.


The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

Calendar: What’s driving mortgage rates the week of Oct. 3-7, 2022
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In Today’s Housing Market, Should You Sell Or Rent Your House?
...much of the optimism of the past decade wrung out of the housing market, I have been fielding a lot of questions about what to do with an existing home. Should you still try and sell now? Or...

Tamer Inflation But Trouble Lies Ahead As Fed Has Overtightened
...sub-index (Buying Conditions For Houses) was at an all-time low (chart). Existing Home Sales fell -0.4% in August, and are down seven months in a row and are now -20% below year ago levels (chart...

8 best short-term investments in October 2022
...back. Risks: Savings accounts are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) at banks and by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) at credit unions, so you won’t lose...

U.S. Bank Regulators Should Require Robust Climate Change Risk Measurements And Disclosures From Banks
...the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), should be requiring a lot more from these six banks, especially since there are already guidance, principals...

Recession Watch: Economic Outlook ‘Darkening’ As Experts Worry Fed Could 'Break' Markets
...which itself was one percentage point higher than the forecast in June. Housing Market New home sales unexpectedly surged much more than economists projected in August even though same-day...

Best robo-advisors in October 2022
...investing, your returns aren’t guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), so you can lose money. However, money that your robo-advisor puts in a cash account is typically...

Best online stock brokers for beginners in October 2022
...account? You may be familiar with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, and that it protects deposits held in FDIC-insured banks in the event a bank fails. A similar protection...

Best online checking accounts – October 2022
...by region for some products. Bankrate includes only Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) banks or National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) credit unions in its listings. A closer look at...

Mortgage rate forecast for October 2022: More strange times
The spookiest season of the year could also bring more weirdness to mortgage rates and an uncertain — if not scary — period for borrowers. That’s because rates have leaped significantly in recent...