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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


Chris Kelly helped me and my wife when we refinanced our home a few years ago. We are talking to him again about a new path for our family. We’ve worked with other companies and mortgage consultants in the past, but were frankly worn out too soon by their inability to guide us through the process. They lacked enthusiasm and had a slow-to-get-back-to-us character. Chris Kelly is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. He is responsive, patient, and highly organized. He genuinely wants to guide people through the process, understand where they are coming from and their goals, and offer options and solutions that work. He puts everything in easy-to-follow terms and is willing to address every question and concern that may surface. I cannot recommend anyone higher than Chris Kelly. Contact Chris and see for yourself.

- Ephraim H.

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.

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.

First Heritage Mortgage was very professional and attentive, from start to finish. I appreciate the extra lengths they went through to explain the process and policies. Everyone on the team was so knowledgeable and provided amazing customer service.

- Michelle S.

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 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.

You will not regret having David Bridges and his team as your lender….hands down! I cannot say enough good things about David and his team. He is genuine and professional, key attributes for this type of business. He is very knowledgeable, gave us great counsel on improving credit, and got us an excellent interest rate in the end. David answered promptly and thoroughly all of my questions, (I had a lot of questions) he makes a gigantic transaction go smoothly! His staff, Elaine and Kim, are equally as courteous and professional, they take you by the hand every bit of the way through the mire of paperwork needed!

- Reuben M.

Our loan officer, David J. Bridges, and the entire First Heritage team provided unparalleled support and expertise. We initially were looking at purchasing a property using our VA benefits through USAA, but the transaction fell through due to VA inspections. We were unhappy with the customer support and timeliness of responses provided by USAA and decided to consider other options. We were referred to First Heritage from other satisfied veterans; and honestly we felt like David and his team wanted to help us buy a house, opposed to sell us a loan. This was evident from the beginning and consistent throughout the process. David J. was professional, honest and patient, as I had numerous questions at all hours of the day. In the end, I highly recommend David J. and the First Heritage team!

- David L. Jr.

The experience I had working with Aaron Simmons was very awesome!! During the last six months, Aaron has been very professional and has had great customer service. I would recommend him to anyone.

- Sharada G.

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.

The entire staff was extremely kind and professional. I could reach out to them at any time of the day and always received prompt and timely answers to my questions. This was my first mortgage, and I will definitely come back to them in the future!

- Clinton B.

The mortgage process can be so overwhelming and frustrating but Jeanne made it really digestible and approachable by keeping us in the loop and making us feel like we were her only clients!

Not only is Jeanne incredibly polished, intelligent, professional and just so wonderful and pleasant to work with, but she is just so incredibly skilled at her job. From customer service, to getting us the best product, Jeanne really delivered on every possible expectation. Nothing was too much and we cannot thank Jeanne enough for being so patient with us as we navigated the difficulties of getting qualified for a mortgage.

From the first time I spoke with Jeanne, Jeanne made me feel at ease, making me feel like I was in great hands while making perhaps the biggest purchase of my life. Jeanne literally made our dreams come true and my husband, James, and I cannot thank her enough for helping us attain our little slice of the American Dream. We love our new house and are forever thankful to Jeanne for making it all happen for us– and in such a short amount of time! We will always remember how much Jeanne has done for us.

- Julia and James W.

Paul is extremely professional and responsive. I was able to reach Paul via email and his cell phone – something I really appreciate. Paul was instrumental in getting my loan through the gauntlet and to closing. I hope to do business with him again in the future and would recommend him to anybody looking for a loan – especially a renovation type loan.

- Jason T.

[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.

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.

This was by far the easiest purchase thanks to the amazing team. Rates were good, process was fast, but the service beat any bank that I have previously dealt with, in orders of magnitude! Bernadette Richard was fantastic. Made the process very easy.

- Scott T.

After comparing with over 5 lenders, we settled on First Heritage Mortgage based on the outstanding interest rate and closing fees. Thank you so very much for all of your help in securing our loan for our new home. You were organized, thorough, and professional, as well as caring which made all of the difference in our interactions with you. You were completely upfront about the costs and whether the deal made sense financially. I really appreciate everything Mr. Kinne did for my husband and I to finance our mortgage. We will certainly contact Mr. Kinne for our next loan and we will not hesitate to recommend him to our friends.

- Shahla M.

My husband and I came into First Heritage Mortgage with the hope of getting a fixed rate and a lower monthly payment for our 1st and 2nd mortgage. Mike Ott worked very hard to come up with several options for us and worked very hard to get a fair appraisal so we could get the best rates. The online processes were easy to use to upload documents and sign documents. The closing went quickly and we had no last minute issues. I highly recommend Mike Ott and First Heritage Mortgage.

- Ray & April R.

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.

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