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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:

Refi fee necessary because mortgage giants ‘not close to safety and soundness,’ federal regulator says
The federal regulator who oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has compromised on a widely pilloried fee on mortgage refinances, but he’s not backing down. Mark Calabria, director of...

NAR Named a Top Employer in America
The National Association of REALTORS® was named Monday as a top employer in America by global firm Great Places to Work Institute, recognizing that NAR and its roughly 350 employees have demonstrated...

Assessing Wildfire Risk vs. Affordability
Affordability may be driving home buyers to locations that are at risk of wildfire. While the median sales price for homes in ZIP codes with a low wildfire risk has climbed 101% since 2012, it’s also...

Tight Lending Blocks Some Would-Be Buyers
| Realtor Magazine Internet Explorer does not currently support REALTOR® Magazine search. IE users, please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . October...

U.S. housing inventory hits a 13-year low
As record low mortgage rates drove buyer demand, home sales and prices spiked in September, shrinking the supply and days on market, according to Remax. Housing inventory sank like a stone, falling...

Prepared Remarks of MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, at the 2020 MBA Annual Convention and Expo Oct 19, 2020
) - Bob Broeksmit, CMB, MBA President and CEO, delivered the following remarks at MBA's virtual 2020 Annual Convention & Expo . [Please Note: These are prepared remarks. Mr. Broeksmit may add to...

Why your credit score might be rising: FICO scores hit all-time high
The economy is a mess, but your credit score might not be. The average FICO credit score reached a record high of 711 in July despite the financial havoc wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic,...

Netflix Among Top Trending Stocks Rated “Attractive” By AI Models
Markets ended the week Friday in the green, amidst a week of choppy trading and mixed sentiment. While jobless claims disappointed, retail sales and early earnings reports impressed. Stocks ended the...

Homebuilder confidence in U.S. increases to fresh record high
U.S. homebuilder confidence advanced in October to a fresh all-time high as record-low interest rates continued to fuel sales and the demand outlook. A gauge of builder sentiment climbed to 85, the...

What You Should Leave Behind For The People Who Buy Your Home
One of the big shifts in behavior throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, among so many others, has been the mad rush of people leaving cities for the suburbs and buying homes at an astonishing rate. There...