about us

Security Title Company is Southwest Montana’s locally owned title insurance and escrow company. It’s our honor to provide peace of mind to our friends and neighbors by eliminating risk during real estate transactions.

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what we do

When you head to the closing table, you trust that the property you are buying has a clean title, that all of the right boxes have been checked and that every little detail has been seen to. That’s what we do. We meticulously research the history of the property, underwrite title insurance policies and serve as a neutral third party to handle all of the details when a property changes hands.

Facilitate

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seller
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buyer
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lender
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collect information

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property info
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contact info

title search & inspection

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boundaries & easements
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errors
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illegal deeds
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debts or liens
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fraud
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right property
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judgements

pre-closing

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resolve
issues
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compile
findings
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prepare
documents
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work on
final numbers
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book
closing
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balance
with lenders

closing

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verify ids
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collect funds
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collect signatures

post-closing

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double
check info
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submit to
county recordings
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disperse funds
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let hoa know

completion

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issue insurance policy
& new deed

WHY TITLE MATTERS

We’ve heard people ask “Why do I need title insurance?” Here’s the best way we can explain it: while other kinds of insurance protects you from what might happen, title insurance protects you from what already has happened when it comes to a property. Still a little confused? Here are some real examples of situations title insurance can protect you from.

LIEN GHOSTS

Is there some old debt haunting your new home? Title insurance protects you if someone else claims to have a stake in the ownership of your house.

UNPAID TAXES

Nobody likes paying taxes, especially not someone else’s. If there is a lien on the property, it could mean that you have to pay up if there are unpaid taxes.

OWNERSHIP SURPRISES

Is there some long-lost past relative of the people who owned the house 50 years ago who might come out of the woodwork in a few years? Hopefully not. Title insurance will make sure the house is 100% yours.

FENCE TROUBLE

Nothing gets a couple of neighbors more heated than a fence issue. Title insurance spells out who owns the fence between your properties, even if it’s been there for generations.

ACCESS ISSUES

Make sure you don't need a helicopter to get you on the property once you buy it. Title insurance details how to access a rural property that may be accessible only by a dirt road.

WRONG LOT

If you are buying a home in a new development, title insurance confirms that the builder built on the right lot and that the house you're moving grandma's sideboard into is really yours.

escrow EXPErts

No one understands escrow like we do – and they don’t have to, because we do it for them. Our escrow team is meticulous and thorough during real estate transactions. We ensure that everything is buttoned up for the seller and properly put in motion for the buyer. Enjoy a smooth, seamless transaction.

NEUTRAL PARTIES

Our escrow agents are neutral third parties when money is changing hands during real estate transactions. How would you like just handing someone $500,000 or more? We didn’t think so.

TRANSPARENCY

We are ready to field any questions buyers and sellers may have at the closing table. We’ve done the work and are happy to share all of the information with those who have a stake in the transaction.

PEACE OF MIND

As a seller, you want assurance that everything is paid off and accounts in your name are closed. As a buyer, you need to know that new accounts have been opened and that the processes are set in motion.

Protect yourself from wire fraud

What is wire fraud and how can it happen to you? Find out ways to protect yourself in this video from American Land Title Association.

the Security Title Company team is outstanding...They are the experts I trust to take care of my clients.

Lynn E. Milligan

Broker | Pure West Christie's International Real Estate Big Sky

get to know the team

As local, rooted members of the Southwest Montana community, it’s our duty to serve our friend and neighbors and secure their futures through our work. This means being honest and meticulous in our work, while respecting our clients’ timelines to ensure that they receive reliable service quickly.

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security title co team members at a community event
security title co team members at a community event
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our INVOLVEMENT

Community is everything to us. We serve our community through our work but also in our free time, because when we all are invested, a community thrives. We love helping people find their first homes through the HRDC’s homebuyer program and supporting nonprofits that contribute to the vibrancy of the area. It’s what makes Southwest Montana the amazing place it is.

Real Estate Professionals

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faq

The title and escrow process can raise a lot of questions. Find the answers here.

contact

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