First Heritage Mortgage, LLC (FHM) announced the launch of a new branch in Hanover, Maryland, which officially opened in early January of this year. The branch is located at 7581 Buckingham Boulevard, Suite 130, Hanover, MD 21076.

Hanover Branch Building - Google Street View
FHM Hanover Branch Building – Google Street View

The Hanover branch is the third FHM branch to open up in the Maryland region, following locations in Bethesda, opened in 2004, and Prince Frederick, opened in 2014.

Alex Wish, President at FHM, said the branch opening will better serve growing housing and real estate needs in Hanover, Baltimore, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas.

“We are excited to help more people in Maryland fulfill their dreams of homeownership,” Wish said. “Our new branch will provide customers and business partners alike with the personalized home financing solutions and innovative tools FHM is known for.”

FHM originated $1.16 billion worth of mortgage loans in 2017 and is projected to originate $1.35 billion by the end of 2018. The company has been ranked one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine (2017), one of the Top 75 Mortgage Lenders by Scotsman Guide (2013), and one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work by Washington Business Journal (2018).

First Heritage Mortgage Hanover John Russell
John Russell, VP & Branch Manager at First Heritage Mortgage, LLC

The new Hanover branch is led by John Russell (NMLS ID #216282), who has been helping families secure stress-free mortgage financing for over 25 years. Russell and his team bring their expertise and FHM’s full suite of loan products to the Central Maryland market. Specialized loan programs include FHA, VA, and conventional mortgages, first-time buyer programs, loans for construction and renovation, along with specialty products like down payment protection, a “Lock and Shop” offering, Rate+PlusSM protection, and other long-term interest rate lock options.

To learn more about the Hanover branch, customers and business partners can call 410-995-8399 or email John Russell at