You’re not just making an investment in your future. You’re changing your life.

Welcome Home

At First Heritage Mortgage, we understand that your home represents peace of mind for your family, a sense of community belonging, and in many cases, your most significant financial investment. Work with our team of lending experts for greater simplicity, honesty, and fairness throughout the mortgage process.

A Direct Lender with Expansive Offerings

We go beyond traditional conventional mortgage programs to offer FHA and VA insured mortgages, financing for new construction and second homes, first time homebuyer assistance programs, and more!

See Our Products

Tools and Resources to Help You Get Started

Thinking about buying or refinancing a home? Start here for answers to common questions, helpful tips, and online calculators to help you navigate the mortgage process.

See Our Resources

Mortgage +Plus℠ Down Payment Protection

With Mortgage +PlusSM down payment protection by First Heritage Mortgage, homebuyers can protect their hard-earned down payment investment, similar to the way banks are protected through PMI.

We are the only lender that offers this type of protection for buyers in Virginia, Maryland, or North Carolina.

Learn More

A Sampling of Our Awards & Honors

Take It From Our Customers

Vicki and I want to thank you, Chris, Rosalind and the entire First Heritage Team for all your hard work in making our loan happen. I know it’s tough to pull information from your clients when needed, but all of you do a very professional and efficient job. We value your friendship, both professionally and personally, and appreciate all you do for us and Britt.

- Vicki & Hardy P.

I have worked with Brad McGehee and First Heritage previously and therefore I am a repeat customer. The process was extremely well organized and painless. In todays financial climate, loan processing has become an epic paper chase. Brad and his team made the process understandable and manageable. More importantly, I felt that my best interests were the priority and that First Heritage was trying to solve my problems/achieve my goals and not trying to maximize their financial gain.

- Ken T.

James was with us through 10 purchase offers and five contracts (four of which did not complete for various reasons) before we finally got our house. He was patient, professional, and knowledgeable throughout the process and even answered questions and provided pre-approval letters on the weekends and in the evenings when needed. We recommend him without hesitation.

- Redfin Purchaser

Jeanne Bidwell is far and away the most polished, knowledgeable and pleasant loan professional with whom I have ever worked.

- Charles C.

We LOVE our home. Your professionalism, punctuality and wealth of experience helped us make the right choice every time we have embarked on a new milestone. You are family. I wish we would have known you when we bought our first home in 2006; nonetheless, our recent home purchase was a success because of you. We are truly grateful and hope that you know how much we value your financial advice. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

- Cynthia and Frank

Tom, we want to thank you and all your staff for the excellent service that all of you have provided. As four years ago, you gave us the best available options and definitely you will continue to be our first option in any future mortgage transaction.

- Pedro and Paola

I owe you the thanks. I really appreciate you working with us on the long road we traveled. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for helping to make our dream become a reality.

- Andy H.

Chris was great to work with. He used his skills and knowledge of the mortgage industry to bail us out of a difficult situation. We were referred to him at the last minute due to issues we were having with another mortgage company. Chris worked with his management and went above and beyond to successfully close our loan on time. I highly recommend Chris!!

- Nicole T.

Thank you for answering all of our questions and for helping make the process a smooth and transparent one. You and Karen have been very professional and diligent with us. In the future we will keep First Heritage as our first choice for mortgage lending and will tell others about the great service we have received!

- John L. & Dayana U.

Mr. Bridges and his team were professional and always friendly when helping me with the process. I truly enjoyed my experience with First Heritage Mortgage.

- Nathan R.

James answered my many questions and provided detailed loan and rate options. He went to bat for me with the listing agent to close the deal and even took her call at 6:15 am to do so. James is very personal, knowledgeable, and available to go through the HUD-1 info. James went out of his way to attend the closing to provide the next level of service. I look forward to working with James for any refis or loans in the future.

- Redfin Purchaser

Chris and his team have helped out with both of my mortgages to date. I could not have asked for a more streamlined or pleasant experience from someone. His helpfulness and attention to customer service has earned my repeat business. Had it not been for these excellent qualities, I may have not purchased my second home. I would highly recommend him and his team for future purchases and/or home mortgage advice.

- Minh V.

Tom, a huge thank you to you and your team for everything you have done for such a quick turn around. We are so very grateful and are looking forward to moving into our new home.

- Mark and Michelle

Second time buying a house. Second lender we’ve worked with. I won’t be looking for a third lender for our next house! 🙂 Y’all rock!

- Thomas W.

[The] Jacobs Team has helped us with couple loans over the past few years and we have always been very pleased with their services.  Their team is extremely helpful and efficient – all questions are answered within minutes.  Very smooth process from initial application through closing.  Absolutely loved working with Will and Nancy!  Would not go anywhere else for mortgage financing.

- Mayya S.

From Jerry along with the rest of the team, we were consistently pleased with the service and responsiveness we received with our unique loan requirements. This was true from our opening meeting until our closing.

- Edward C.

I had such a lovely experience. Buying my first house and all the financial info was slightly overwhelming! Mr. Rider broke everything down for me. He went the extra mile in every area and I had an amazing first time buying experience. Mr. Rider is an outstanding human.

- Brittani H.

I know I’ve never actually spoken to you, since Thomas tends to handle all of the big financial things in our family—-not my forte! But I just wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for your hard work and all that you have done for us!!! I felt so much better after Thomas said you were able to work with us on this new home adventure. Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate you!

- Maria & Thomas C.

As first time home buyers, were very nervous about the process. Lee met with us and walked us through the process from the beginning. That education about the process and everything involved gave us the confidence we needed to shop for homes with our realtor. I can assure you I will always refer Lee if we have friends that need mortgage help. I wouldnt recommend anyone else.

- Mike D.

When my husband and I decided that it was time to buy our first home we were nervous to say the least about the whole process. That was until we were referred to Jim. Jim was awesome at explaining exactly what we needed to do throughout the whole process and made our first time home buying experience a great one. He worked with us every step of the way and was always there to answer any questions we had. He made sure we fully understood the process and guided us confidently into our new home. We are forever grateful to Jim for making this process the smoothest it could possibly go. If anyone asked me who they should go to I would definitely recommend Jim Boone to ANYONE!

- Daryl & Jhanel H.

Ready to Get Started?

Our friendly and experienced team of mortgage experts are here to help.

Talk to an Expert