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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:

New home sales fell by nearly 17% in April as buying became even less affordable
(CNN)The double punch of high home prices and rising mortgage rates took a toll on sales of newly constructed homes in April. New home sales fell by 16.6% in April from March and were down 26.9%...

Nonbank mortgage profits hurt by high costs in Q1
Higher costs, lower productivity and fewer applications making it through to closing explain why independent mortgage bankers made an average pre tax net production profit of 5 basis point per...

Housing Market Boom ‘Is Over’ As New Home Sales Implode–Here’s What To Expect From Prices This Year
pm EDT| Topline New home sales unexpectedly plunged much more than economists projected—and for the fourth consecutive month—in April, according to data released Tuesday, adding to signs that the...

Today’s mortgage refinance rates increases – May 24, 2022
Zach Wichter is a mortgage reporter at Bankrate. He previously worked on the Business desk at The New York Times where he won a Loeb Award for breaking news, and covered aviation… 4 min read May...

Current national mortgage and refinance rates, May 24, 2022 – Most rates fall
Mortgage rates were mostly lower compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed and jumbo loans receded, while rates for adjustable rate...

U.S. new-home sales plunge to lowest since start of pandemic
Rebecca Noble/Bloomberg Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted in April by the most in nearly nine years, dented by the combination of high prices and a steep climb in mortgage...

Do Annuities Make Sense For Anyone?
am EDT|New! Click on the conversation bubble to join the conversation Got it! There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether annuities are good or bad. Some of it stems from viewing the product...

IMB Production Profits Decrease in the First Quarter of 2022
Share to Independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $223 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2022, down from a reported...

Mortgage Interest Rates for May 24, 2022: Rates Trailed Off
Mortgages Today some major mortgage rates ticked downward, though rates are expected to rise this year. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see what that means for you. A few important mortgage...

Why you shouldn't always trust home appraisal values
When you apply for a mortgage, chances are good that your lender is going to require a home appraisal. An appraisal is an analysis of the valuation of the home performed by a...