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The Golden State of California is the most populous and third largest state in the United States. It is home to over 39 million residents, with the two major cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, and eight metropolitan areas, this region stretches from San Luis Obispo County to the U.S.-Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada-Arizona border. A major hub for entertainment, big business and tourism, California features some of the most highly coveted coastal homes and dynamic properties in the world.

California is also home to Fidelity National Title Santa Barbara, one of Fidelity National Financial’s most dynamic title brands and real estate teams. Fidelity National Title Santa Barbara serves the residential real estate industry in California. Our offices are strategically located throughout Santa Barbara County, and includes teams that live and work in 2 offices located in: Santa Barbara and Montecito. Our California-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 attorneys that work alongside them.

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



The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

What is a conforming mortgage loan?
Shopping for a mortgage? Now’s the time to familiarize yourself with one of the most popular types of home loans: a conforming loan. It’s the go-to mortgage for borrowers with solid credit and enough...

FOMC meeting: How the Federal Reserve affects mortgage rates
The Federal Reserve does not set mortgage rates, and the central bank’s decisions don’t drive mortgage rates as directly as they do other products, like savings accounts and CD rates. However, key...

Real estate investors air their concerns about the market
jpramirez - stock.adobe.com Nearly half of individual real estate investors consider the current environment more difficult for them now than one year ago, with rising rates and inflation adding to...

Mortgage rate deals for week ending Jan. 24, 2022: Top offers from lenders
The mortgage offers marketed on Bankrate.com grew less generous in the past week. The average rate on mortgages clicked on by Bankrate readers Sunday rose to 3.21 percent from 3.13 percent the...

Ginnie Mae removes a step for servicers on some FHA loan modifications
New streamlined documentation requirements could make it easier for mortgage companies to quickly help some borrowers with long-term losses of income from the pandemic as temporary payment...

Investors are feeling too giddy about the economy
The pandemic continues to call the shots for the economy. Each wave of the virus has done significant damage, with Omicron now hitting the economy hard. December retail sales slumped as households...

Jan. 24, 2022: Mortgage rates spike over last few weeks - CNET
Yes, mortgage rates are rising steadily this year. Here's what to know about getting a favorable rate for your home loan. A number of mortgage rates surged today to the highest they've been since...

Rising Interest Rates May Be Leading To Revaluations In Stock, Bond, And Housing Markets
Key Takeaways: Equity Index Futures Bounce Back From an Overnight Selloff as Investors Try to Hang on to the Gains Stocks Fell on Tuesday as Interest Rates and Oil Prices as well as a Rare Miss by...

Today’s mortgage refinance rates increase – January 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 Jan....

Today’s national mortgage & refinance rates, January 24, 2022: Rates rise
Mortgage interest rates rose for all types of loans compared to a week ago, according to data compiled by Bankrate. Rates for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARMs and jumbo loans edged...