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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!

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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.

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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.

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A Sampling of Our Awards & Honors


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As Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army, my first thought was to start the mortgage process with a bank that I had previously used, and is well known for working with the military. Thank God I did not! My experience with First Heritage was far superior than my previous mortgage experiences with military friendly banks. Everything is streamlined, and First Heritage makes you feel like you are their only customer. I could reach my loan officer around the clock and he even would respond to text messages after office hours when I needed additional information. I was completely blown away by the professionalism and attentiveness of everyone who facilitated the loan process. I never felt like I was in the dark or like my file was being neglected. First Heritage puts people first and the customer service that I received was simply amazing!!

- Sergeant Major

Mr. Berry and his team were great to work with. From the very start, they had my best interest in mind and took care of everything in a very professional manner!

- Alan B.

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.

I was nervous about working with a different lender other than my credit union, however; Jim was honest with me, informative, and he allowed me to ask the most unique questions, and he answered them with a great sense of confidence. For that, I want to personally thank you Jim for all of your help in securing our loan for our new home. Your organizational skills and thoroughness surpassed my expectations….your professionalism as well as kindness made all of the difference in our interactions with you. My husband and I put our trust in you and you most definitely came through for us considering our circumstances! Thank you for your patience as well as treating us as people rather than just another home loan customer. You stand above the rest, Mr. Boone! Our hats off to you.

- Luisa R.

I was so lucky to have Ana as my mortgage loan officer, because she is very knowledgeable, very patient and as a first time buyer I had so many questions and doubts but she took the time to explain every single step and to answer every question I had. The loan process was smooth and it was done in a timely manner. I highly recommend Ana as a mortgage loan officer. When is time to refinance, I will definitely go back to her.

- Zillow

As a top producing real estate agent in Virginia I get approached weekly from every lending agency under the sun, trying to earn my business. I recommend and use David Bridges as my primary lender for 3 main reasons.
Honesty- David does not operate in gray areas. He is truthful and concise with every buyer. There is never a surprise at settlement!
Integrity- David operates at the highest levels of moral and professional ethics. He can be counted on to always choose the more difficult Right Path, than the easy wrong one.
Customer Service- When I put my clients in touch with David, I am always 100% confident that they will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism, and presented with the absolute best mortgage programs available.
David can Make Things Happen where others lenders fall short!

- Sid S. (Realtor)

I just wanted to take a moment to say “THANK YOU”!! You and your team made the purchase of my new home an easy and pleasant experience. Every step went smoothly! This speaks to the excellent job you and every member of your team perform on a daily basis. Although I know you and your team handle multiple loan processes on any given day, I felt that every member of your team was always available to assist me at any given time with any questions that I may have had. You have the best loan processing team!!!

- Tammy T.

Jeffrey Neilsen & FHM made us feel comfortable in the mortgage loan process. We were presented with two options, laid out in detail, as well as a few comparisons. The two options were very easy to understand…there were no ambiguity (double-talk and hidden fees). Each request was precise and succinct whereas we were able to anticipate the next step. Therefore, making the loan process smooth with nominal stress. The whole team were very professional and personable. I would highly recommend FHM to anyone that is looking for a mortgage lender that offers great loan options, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and customer focused.

- T. Stovall

Aaron made what could have been a very stressful experience turn out to be the most enjoyable and easy process. We truly feel grateful to have him be a part of our home-buying experience. He made sure we understood everything, was always accessible, and flexible meeting with us if we needed clarification on things. Aaron truly is remarkable.

- Colston B.

Ryan once again has proven and delivered exceptional and seamless experience with my refinance, no reason to go someplace else. Thank you, Ryan!

- Sharlon S.

Elliot Roberts is an outstanding person to have for the home loan process. He was patient with me and displayed a sense of integrity and compassion during our conversations. His knowledge of the overall process was superb and he frequently reached out to check in on me and answer any questions I might have. You really don’t find that personal touch anymore and I was happy to introduced to Elliot! Thanks again Elliot keep in touch!

- Tim G.

Phenomenal team…we were able ratify our contract within 25 hours, secure our loan in most expeditious yet regulatory manner and close within 30 days of a fully ratified offer. I lived in Hawaii and was able to rapidly and securely upload my financial documents and as necessary, speak to a member of Jerry’s team whenever I had a concern, a truly phenomenal virtual process that took place over a span on 5000 miles and two times zones.

- Bernard W.

Thank you for your help throughout this process. You have been nothing but wonderful during this whole experience and I truly appreciate all of your help and guidance in purchasing my first home! It has been nothing short of wonderful 🙂

- Greg C.

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.

Just a note of thanks for the 1.5 years of support to get our loan in place. We feel we have known you for years. You’ve been absolutely wonderful to work with. That was the best cold call we ever made. Without your help we couldn’t have done it.

- K & A

We were uncertain of our financing options when it came to our second mortgage. Jake was not only extremely helpful, he was thorough. We feel like we made the right decision for our family, because we were informed of all of our options. If you are looking for a lender who will engage 100% with your home process, Jake is your guy.

- Aaron H.

Lee walked us step by step through the process of our mortgage. He went out of his way to make himself available to meet with us and answer our questions. He was proactive and ensured that we closed on time. We were very impressed with his expertise and would highly recommend him to anyone trying to procure a mortgage.

- Isaac D.

Thank you Scott for all your assistance in the purchase of our new home. If not for your guidance we probably would have kept on renting a much smaller place and not the beautiful home we now have! Be assured, we will be sending all our friends and family to you in the future. Thanks again.

- Joseph & Lynn

Thank you for responding in your usual superb manner. Immediately and always like a major ray of sunshine. I have to think the mortgage Gods are with me and I’m overjoyed with the new rate.

- Patti M.

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.

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