REAL ESTATE SERVICES

A full service real estate closing company, at Security Settlement Services, Inc., we specialize in title abstracts, title searches, title insurance and closings.

Over 15 years of experience in preparing residential and commercial closings means you can count on Security Settlement Services, Inc. to keep your interests in mind. In addition to conventional, FHA, VA, PHFA, and bond program loan closings, we routinely handle the coordination and closing of owner finance transactions, installment sale transactions, and lease purchase agreement transactions. Our on staff attorneys and title agents review each title search and coordinate title clearance on behalf of lenders and purchasers to ensure that any liens encumbering the subject property are addressed and title to each property is ultimately insured to such lender or purchaser's satisfaction. Security Settlement Services, Inc. is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.

Residential Real Estate

Security Settlement Services, Inc. provides title searches and title abstract reviews, assuring you of clear and insurable title to the property at closing.  A registered title agent, Security Settlement Services, Inc. issues policies to both lenders and purchasers.

We handle residential real estate closings for purchases, sales, refinances, and traditional loans, as well as:

  • Escrow services
  • Cash real estate deals
  • New construction and rehabilitation
  • Additions and improvements
  • Owner finance transactions
  • Lease purchase agreements

Security Settlement Services, Inc. helps you with financing FHA, VA loans, and PHFA loans, including subprime lending.

Title Abstract/Search

A Title Abstract is a summary of public records pertaining to the title of a specific piece of property.   An attorney or title insurance company reviews the title abstract to determine whether there are any concerns (defects of title) which must be cleared before a buyer can purchase a clear and insurable title to the property.

Title Insurance

Insurance issued by a title company in order to protect the property owner against loss if it is discovered that the title to the property contains a defect.   In the event the insured owner suffers a monetary loss due to a lien or other title defect, the title insurer defends the insured against a lawsuit attacking the title, or provides reimbursement up to the amount of the title insurance policy.

Definitions:

  • FHA Loan:  A government mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
  • VA Loan: A mortgage loan guaranteed by the Veterans Administration and issued to qualified veterans or the surviving spouses of veterans.
  • PHFA Loan:  Loans made by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
  • Subprime Loan:  Subprime loans rely on risk-based pricing to serve borrowers who cannot obtain credit in the prime market.

Document Preparation
and Execution

At Security Settlement Services, Inc.,  we prepare and coordinate the execution and notarization of various real estate documents, including:

  • Loan and credit agreements
  • Notes, mortgages, and guarantees
  • Assignments of leases and rents
  • Security agreements and financing statements
  • HUD-1 settlement statements

Security Settlement Services, Inc. has a wide range of experience in closing all ranges of residential sales, and we can assist with FSBO sales (For Sale by Owner).

Commercial Real Estate

Security Settlement Services, Inc. provides title searches, title review, closing coordination, document preparation, execution and recording for small, medium, and large commercial real estate transactions.  A licensed title agent, Security Settlement Services, Inc. issues title insurance policies to both lenders and purchasers.

  • We offer closing services and issue title insurance for all scales of commercial acquisition, development, and financing.
  • Financing for commercial ventures and construction loans.
  • Bond financing through the PA Industrial Development Agency.
  • Commercial escrow services.
  • Acquisitions, divestitures, and capitalization.

Security Settlement Services, Inc. is a licensed title agent with the following four major title companies:

  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Incorporated
  • Fidelity National
  • Commonwealth Land Title

The attorneys on staff with Security Settlement Services, Inc. routinely advise clients in the creation of an appropriate legal entity for particular real estate transactions, then aid in the formation of the corporation, LLC,  partnership, or other entity.  Learn more on our Legal Practice page.

In a recent mixed use example, Security Settlement Services, Inc. represented the developer in the purchase of more than 100 contiguous acres for a 300-unit residential community development, along with accompanying commercial office and restaurant space.  Security Settlement Services, Inc. provided services with respect to the purchase, title review, title insurance, and closing.

Contact Security Settlement Services Inc. with any questions you may have.  There is no need to be overwhelmed by the complexity and confusion of your next real estate transaction.  We offer you the experience, peace-of-mind, and knowledge of the local real estate market needed to assure a professional and secure transaction.

Service Area

At Security Settlement Services, Inc., the areas in which we do business primarily include: Allegheny County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County, the Pittsburgh area, Southwestern and Northern PA, including the communities of Bethel Park, Churchill, Edgewood, Fox Chapel, McKeesport, Monroeville, Mount Lebanon, North Versailles, Oakmont, Plum, Swissvale, Turtle Creek, Wexford, White Oak, and Wilkinsburg in Allegheny County; Butler, Cranberry, Harmony, Saxonburg and Zelienople, in Butler County; California, Charleroi, Monongahela and Little Washington in Washington County; and Irwin, North Huntingdon, Greensburg, Latrobe, Ligonier, Monessen, Mount Pleasant, New Kensington, Arnold, Trafford, Hempfield, Penn-Trafford, and Unity Township in Westmoreland County.

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Security Settlement Services, Inc. offers Real Estate Settlement Services & Real Estate Closings
in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, southwestern PA.