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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:

Report: America Is Short 5.24M Homes
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Rising Demand Pushes Rents to Double-Digit Growth
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. September 17, 2021 Rents are rapidly rising across the...

Top 5 Reasons Buyers Give Up on Their Home Search
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. September 17, 2021 Some house hunters have decided to...

30-Year Mortgage Rate Inches Down to 2.86% This Week
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox, Chrome, or Edge. September 17, 2021 Mortgage rates followed the trend...

Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates: September 17, 2021—Mortgage Rates Keep Dropping
Mortgage rates fell today. If you’re interested in buying a home or refinancing your current home, you still have a shot at locking in a historically low rate. As of today, the average rate on a...

Best Dallas-Fort Worth mortgage lenders in 2021
If you want to buy a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you’re not alone. The DFW metro added 1.3 million more residents between 2010 and 2019, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman and...

Current mortgage rates for Sep. 17, 2021: Rates decreased
Today quite a few notable mortgage rates moved down. If you're shopping for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected. A variety of key mortgage rates receded today. The average interest...

NAR Report Finds Four Out of Five Real Estate Firms Operated From a Single Office in 2020
WASHINGTON (September 16, 2021) – The overwhelming majority of real estate firms – 80% – operated from a single office and typically with three full-time real estate licensees in 2020, according to a...

NAR Applauds Administration Suspending Portions of the 2021 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements
WASHINGTON (September 16, 2021) – National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement Thursday about the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the U.S. Department...

Item No. 1 on CFPB's packed agenda: Get a director
A packed regulatory agenda awaits Rohit Chopra — the Biden administration's choice to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — on everything from supervising fintech lenders to assessing...