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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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I gave Whitney the highest possible marks in all phases, not to be nice, but because she earned them. She led us through what I considered to be a MAZE of requirements, questions that baffled me, and some that out right frustrated me from the Underwriters. She was patient and thoroughly understood and was empathetic to my frustrations and feelings. Would I recommend her, you bet, to VA or any other home loan seekers. If we ever for whatever reasons go through this process again, she will be the first person we contact.

- Phillip C.

Thanks for all of your help and for being patient with me as a first time buyer! I said it before, but I will say it again you were really amazing and made sure you were available to help me at all times and to give your advice even when it had nothing to do with the actual mortgage process!

- Maria C.

Scott & Team, I just wanted to send out a very BIG Thank You to all of you. This has been a great experience with you all from beginning to finish and Barbara and I are very happy with the new house. Thanks again and take care!

- Darrin & Barbara

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.

A team assumes the personality of their leader and Mr. Jerry Berry is a great leader. Mr. Berry and his team were accessible and displayed exceptional integrity and professionalism. These attributes are what sets Mr. Berry and his team apart from others. I have a lot of experience in dealing with people and Mr. Berry is the best and he knows the mortgage business! Great experience refinancing our house.

- Harvey R.

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.

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.

Jake King was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and pleasant. Jake’s communications through the process were exceptional. He was proactive with his communications letting us know where things stood during every step of the process. He was also quick and thorough in responding to our questions. We are very happy with the terms and conditions of our loan and appreciate the great service we received from Jake. Thank you for making this process so easy.

- Dawn C.

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.

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 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.

I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work. None of this would have been possible without you. I never thought being a homeowner could be this much fun (well except for the mortgage payment). You are an awesome lender & hopefully we can do business again sometime in the near future.

- Rachel

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.

Our experience started off great, getting pre-approved, etc. However, going VA was a slow process in obtaining the necessary forms to receive the final approval. Bruce and his team never stopped processing our loan while waiting for the VA forms. They were very patient. After receiving the necessary VA forms, Regan went out of her way to ensure we could go to settlement on April 28. Buying a home can be a huge, stressful decision, however Bruce and his team were always very professional while keeping us calm.

- Robert H.

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.

We cannot say enough good things about Mike. If you are looking to refinance or buy a home, I HIGHLY recommend him.

- Katie & Brad P.

When my wife and I were looking to move out of our town home and into a single family home five years ago, we were introduced to David J by a very lucky chance. During our first meetings, a lot of time was spent understanding not only our financial situation, but also our family needs before offering advice and a plan for moving forward. After moving into our new home, David J called periodically to ensure that we were doing well and to keep us informed on current mortgage trends. It is refreshing to know and work with someone who takes the time to establish a personal relationship as well as a professional relationship with you.

- Joe 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.

Michael Travis is the consummate professional.  He followed the market and called me on two separate occasions to take advantage of record low rates and refinance my house.  Thanks Mike, I’m still sitting on a rate that is the record low for a 30 year fixed.

- Robert W.

My client was slow in responding to requests for documentation and the First Heritage team diplomatically worked with her to get everything needed in time.

- Tammi C. (Realtor)

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