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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


Take It From Our Customers


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

My husband and I had a question regarding the VA loan before we decided on a lender, so we called Michael. It was on a Sunday and he answered the phone!! The fact that he was available to answer our question on a Sunday and that we couldn’t call the other lender outside of business hours was the deciding factor for us. I really liked how responsive he was.

- Samirawit H.

Personally, I was very nervous about my purchase and taking out a loan. I had never done this before by myself. Mitchell assisted me and walked me through the entire process and never rushed me.

- Elizabeth D.

I am very impressed with the quick response once I sent the inquiry about refinancing. Ryan took his time and helped walk us through all the steps we needed to complete the process quickly.

- Dianna K.

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.

I got a loan through Ms. O’Meara and it was a pleasure to deal with her. She was very professional but was able to make it a delightful personal experience as well. I would gladly use her services again if I had a chance at my next home purchase.

- Fadi T.

Working with Chris was great! Chris was very knowledgeable and helpful from the first moment we spoke on the phone up until the date of our closing. Chris is a straight shooter, who worked hard to get us the best loan/deal we could on everything, was honest and upfront with us and was very efficient in his work, communicating in very timely fashion and very thoroughly. I would HIGHLY recommend Chris to anyone looking for a lender they can work with easily and trust to take them through the process seamlessly.

- Denver D.

This is my second time using FHM, and will continue to use them for ALL real estate transactions I have in the future. I recommend FHM to EVERYONE who mentions an interest in purchasing, refinancing, or even questions that need to be answered by a professional in the industry. I referred a friend to Bruce, who needed guidance regarding a previous loan with a different lender. I know for a fact that he was able to put her mind at ease in mere minutes with her situation, and instantly secured a future customer. After speaking to him on the phone for just a few minutes, she raved about his knowledge. Taking the time, always being available, providing extensive knowledge…these are the attributes of a consummate professional in the industry…and Bruce Rider is that person. Big thanks, again, to Bruce and FHM!!

- John M.

Your side always functions so smoothly & quietly that it has become the norm for you & your team to hit snags or issues & just get them settled or done as if no big deal. Trust increases each time we hand off a new loan prospect to you!

- Rick W. (Realtor)

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

I truly had a great experience working with Jeff, Etmar, and Leann on the purchase of my first home. I never felt in the dark with the process and was able to get information anytime I needed in regards to any changes. Everyone put their all into helping me have the smoothest process ever. I would certainly recommend them.

- K. Smith

If you are looking for mortgage or refinance, Mike Ott is your guy! He’s a trustworthy person to do business with and he helped us save $200 a month on our mortgage!  Thanks Mike.

- Shaun & Lauren B.

From the first face to face to the last they guide you all the way. They keep you informed and answer any question you have or find out the answer for you. They are very honest and keep your interest number one. They go out of their way to make you feel like you’re their only client. They listen to what you want and don’t try to guide you to something you don’t want. I am truly satisfied with all of them. Everything that was in their power was handled on a timely manner. I wish that was true for the others. They could learn a few things from this family. It was an honor to get to know them all and work with them.

- Lori B.

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)

My process has been quick and easy. Customer service is superb. I get my questions answered and the loan process is finished right on schedule. Ana was even working with me that fit my schedule. I have a good experience with her as a first time home buyer.

- Zillow

As a small business owner, my loan process is complex with the need for many supporting documents. The team was extremely helpful throughout the process and made it as easy as it could be. I offer a strong recommendation for Lee and First Heritage Mortgage.

- Mark C.

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.

Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the lending process. He helped us lock-in the lowest rate. He was very transparent with everything that we were signing. We were very grateful for Mike’s assistance during our home buying process.

- Julia

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.

As stressful as buying a home is, Ms. Whitney was very knowledgeable and made me feel very much at ease as the process went along. She kept me up to date with every little detail and worked very closely with my Realtor to ensure no major issues would arise. She was a blessing.

- Amy S.

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