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Local CRE Trends


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:

These regions are most at risk of housing decline
...states, as well as California and Illinois, have an elevated risk of housing market declines compared to the rest of the country, according to analysis of third-quarter numbers from real estate...

Best 5-year CD rates – December 2022
...not well known, as long as it’s a member of the FDIC, you can rest easy knowing each depositor (that’s you) is protected up to at least $250,000 per insured bank. At a National...

Best 4-year CD rates – December 2022
...there are limits to the amount of insurance. Each depositor at an FDIC bank is insured up to $250,000 per insured bank, per account category. The standard share insurance amount at an NCUA credit...

Best 2-year CD rates – December 2022
...long as it’s a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) you can feel secure parking your money there. Consumer deposits at all FDIC-insured banks are backed by the full faith and...

Best 18-month CD rates – December 2022
...though, your money is safe in a CD if you’re within FDIC insurance limits and guidelines. How do 18-month CDs compare to other accounts? An 18-month CD is a relatively short-term investment...

Mortgage rates fall for third consecutive week
Mortgage rates continued to drop as the markets continue to read signs from Federal Reserve Board members that indicate it might ease the throttle on short-term hikes in its December meeting...

Wells Fargo cuts hundreds more mortgage employees on industry slowdown
...comes amid ongoing Federal Reserve rate hikes to tame persistent inflation, pushing mortgage rates toward their highest levels in two decades. Refinancings have dried up and some potential homebuyers...

October 2022 Pending Home Sales Decline as Qualifying for a Home Becomes More Difficult
NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales pace weakened by 4.6% last month and fell 37.0% from a year ago...

Best 6-month CD rates – December 2022
...exceed the $250,000 insurance limit of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). Live Oak Bank: 3.75% APY, $2,500 minimum deposit to open Live Oak Bank offers seven terms of CDs, ranging...

What is a conforming mortgage loan?
...loan rates? You can find conforming loan rates through Bankrate, which provides mortgage rates for both 30-year and 15-year loans daily. When comparing mortgage rates, consider the following:...