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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tim – Stacy and I would like to take a moment to thank you and your entire team for working with us over the years – this is the third mortgage that we have done with you since we first signed the contract on our primary residence with Stanley Martin in 2010. Through your knowledge of the market and our unique situation (both were clearly required), we are FINALLY able to refinance our condo. While other people may have walked away from a property that was significantly under water, we feel validated that we never missed a payment on the property even though we didnt know when or if we would be able to refinance it. Doing the right thing can pay off – not to mention keep your credit score over 800! I anticipate our family having over $1,000 more a month in light of this refinance. We will continue to recommend you and First Heritage Mortgage to everyone we possibly can!

- Jim & Stacy S.

I am a first-time homebuyer and young (26 years old). This was not only my first mortgage, but the first loan I have ever taken out (save for credit cards/student loans). My loan application was a little tricky as I just switched from a 1099 worker to a W2 wage earner two months before my loan closed. Chris and Kiara were there 100% of the time and answered every question I had quickly and let me know ASAP what additional documentation was needed. Not only would I recommend First Heritage, but the dream team of Chris and Kiara was great.

- Maxwell C.

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

I wanted to personally let you know how much I appreciated working with Vivian. Her attention to details and timeliness in providing me clear, exact numbers made my decision to use First Heritage Mortgage very easy. While other lenders and loan processors were bouncing around with needed loan docs and rates, you guys were able to be consistent and efficient in creating a clear path. Vivian did the work others were unable to do for meeting my partnership needs. With my background in the human relations field, her positive spirit and professional guidance is what I needed to go forward. I felt connected to her which allowed me to trust your organization would be the mortgage people I wanted to complete my home purchase. Vivian practices the respectful inter-personal skills I teach my clients. Vivian was able to provide that level of trust and confidence for me to go forward with committing to First Heritage for my mortgage needs.

- Dr. Steven B.

We have refinanced with Chris four times. He is professional, thorough, reliable, and has a friendly approach. Hes very accessible and no question goes unanswered. All of these attributes are extremely important to make your loan process go as smoothly as possible. We will continue to use Chris as we hope to find a vacation home soon.

- Michael S.

Very thorough and very quick! David answered all questions and addressed all concerns that I had during this process. He was very patient with me and he made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend him highly. Thank you!

- Kawanis B.

Our experience with David was phenomenal, as he was simply a pleasure to work with. Not only is David extremely knowledgeable in his field, but he was very easy to communicate with. David had our backs throughout the entire home loan process, as he was always available and willing to answer questions, along with talk us through whatever stage of the loan process we were in. He made sure he did everything he could to provide us with a competitive interest rate, as well as educate us about our home loan. David has an amazing work ethic and went above and beyond for us to ensure our needs were being met. We will definitely be using David down the road when its that time for our family to buy again.

- Donavan & Rebekah M.

I had the pleasure of working with Phil Denfeld and his team. They were very attentive and answered all of our questions. I was extremely impressed with Phil when an issue did arise concerning my VA loan. He personally worked with his staff to make sure the process continued and resolved the issue and we were able to close on schedule. I will be referring Phil and the entire First Heritage team to everyone I know.

- Wah Sun S.

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.

Liz and the team were amazing. Liz always answered my calls, texts, and emails, even on the weekend. She had a positive attitude and was always encouraging. She is the BEST loan officer I have ever dealt with. I had the best experience and everything was explained in detail, with professionalism.

- Ola A.

I was very impressed with Vivian Daniel’s professionalism and responsiveness. I submitted an application over 10 months ago while our home was being built. Whenever I had a question, needed more clarity, or simply to weigh options Vivian was always a phone call or email away. Vivian comes highly recommended by our family because of her high job knowledge, customer service, and her ability to relate to customers who don’t deal with the mortgage industry every day. She is an asset to your team!

- Zachary M.

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.

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.

My wife and I were a little intimated by buying a home in the metro D.C. market due to the home prices in the area. David did a great job and breaking everything down for us piece by piece to ensure we had the financial information we needed to make a sound decision on whether or not to buy. It was an excellent experience and I am happy we chose David to finance the purchase of our home here.

- Robert M.

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