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Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. Home to 6 million residents, and host to 7 million visitors each year, Houston is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the country.

The city of Houston is a major hub for big business, and serves as headquarters for more Fortune 500 companies than any other U.S. city, second only to Manhattan. In addition to its rich history in oil, Houston has one of the world’s busiest international ports and is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Houston is also headquarters for the world’s largest group of medical care and research facilities.

Our Houston-based professionals work 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 industry partners 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:

The Best Places To Retire In 2021
S teve and Kathleen Nagel had two special requirements as they searched for a retirement locale last fall: plentiful medical specialists (Kathy, 64, has health issues) and no risk of hurricanes, a...

Why it’s a bad idea to try to wait for a lower mortgage rate
The mortgage market has been favorable to borrowers for more than a year. With rates hovering around 3 percent, it’s a great time to get a new loan or refinance your existing one. However, the...

Housing boom: What it means for the broader economy
The U.S. economy grew at a robust clip during the first quarter of this year — and the housing boom fueled by super-low mortgage rates played a key role in the rebound from last year’s sharp...

Single-Family Home Prices Rose in 99% of Metro Areas in 2021 Q1
The National Association of REALTORS® reported that the year started off with strong home price growth for the first quarter of 2021. Prices continued to rise, with 89% of the markets showing...

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, May 13, 2021
"Mortgage rates dropped further this week although the 10-year Treasury yield rose in response to higher inflation. Specifically, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 2.94% from 2.96% the previous...

Interest rates fall for second consecutive week
The average 30-year fixed-term mortgage rate declined for a second consecutive week, even as the most recent inflation data initially raised Treasury yields, causing consternation among some industry...

How to Preserve Housing Stock
Housing inventory is at a record 50-year low, and with mortgage forbearance set to expire soon for millions of homeowners, the risk of foreclosure is on the rise for many households. In order to...

Fast Home Sales Leave Some Sellers Homeless
Homes are selling quickly and that has caused a problem for many home sellers. With housing inventories at record lows and buyer competition strong, home sellers are finding it difficult to purchase...

State Laws Key to Remote Online Notarization
Remote online notarization allows consumers to connect virtually with a notary at any time and from anywhere. RON laws and emergency orders passed on the state level helped the real estate industry...

Consumer Spending Will Propel 2021 Economic Growth, Says NAR Chief Economist
– After recording the quickest recovery in the nation's history in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. economy is expected to kick into higher gear in 2021. That is according to analysis from...