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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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Loan process went smoothly, and closing cost came in less than estimated.

- John G.

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.

I couldn’t be happier with Scott and his team. Scott went above and beyond at our first meeting explaining everything about the process to us as first time home-buyers – and answering every one of my questions. From there we were in the hands of his capable team who were responsive, organized and very friendly – and Scott was always available if we needed anything. It was obvious this team has a wealth of experience and had some great tools that made the whole process easier including online signatures for most documents and a secure transmittal system for important documents you wouldn’t want in your regular email. In summary, great team, great process and great support along the way. I will definitely be recommending FHM.

- Trevor W.

Excellent service, thank you for your help with everything. It was a pleasure to work with your company.

- Rahul J.

It was a great experience for us. Jeffrey Neilsen sets the bar so high for the competitors. I really feel blessed that he and the company was the one who handled my case. As I’ve mentioned, he is on top of his game and if I could rate him on a scale from 1 to 10, I’d give him 10+.

- Sophia M.

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.

Tom and his team made our re-finance easy and understandable from start to finish. This is my third time re-financing but my first time using First Heritage. This was by far the best experience we’ve had. Every question we had was answered quickly and courteously. And we didn’t have the information void that we usually experience in these situations. You know the period after you’ve locked in with somebody and you suddenly stop hearing from them for a while? Tom and his team were easy to communicate with and were thorough and professional for the whole process. This was re-financing the way it should be. Thanks to Tom and the entire team of folks who helped us at every step of the way.

- John L.

Everyone I dealt with during my loan application and processing was professional, knowledgeable, thorough, courteous and responsive. I had a great overall experience with FHM and would readily recommend it to others.

- Anastasia H.

Tom, we want to thank you and all your staff for the excellent service that all of you have provided. As four years ago, you gave us the best available options and definitely you will continue to be our first option in any future mortgage transaction.

- Pedro and Paola

Jeffrey and his team went above and beyond my expectations to help me with every step of the process. Keep up the great work guys! Couldn’t have made it without you!

- Nedelin M.

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.

Thank you for all your help and guidance with the purchase of our new home. We truly appreciated all the time you took to help us and it made us feel more at ease knowing that you were our lender.

- Jimmy and Katie

Jeffrey Neilsen & FHM made us feel comfortable in the mortgage loan process. We were presented with two options, laid out in detail, as well as a few comparisons. The two options were very easy to understand…there were no ambiguity (double-talk and hidden fees). Each request was precise and succinct whereas we were able to anticipate the next step. Therefore, making the loan process smooth with nominal stress. The whole team were very professional and personable. I would highly recommend FHM to anyone that is looking for a mortgage lender that offers great loan options, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and customer focused.

- T. Stovall

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.

Jim was very helpful and knowledgeable about the loan process. He was informative about the different loan options we could choose from and always available to answer any questions day or night. He was able to close our loan on our second home in three weeks! He went above and beyond and we would highly recommend him to any and every one.

- Deb & Chris I.

Jeffrey and his team (Etmar and Leann) were an excellent choice for our home buying experience. Pain free and easy process. They walked us through the complete process. Their app was easy to use and so convenient.

- Guillermo S.

We’ve had many refinances in the past, but this has been one of the easiest and fastest we’ve ever had. Mike did a great job helping us figure out the best loan option for our needs. He gave us a lot of great advice, and he made the whole process very seamless and straightforward. An awesome guy, and he did very well to represent your company!

- Waeil A.

My experience with the First Heritage team has been incredible and as pleasant as getting a mortgage could possibly be.

- Robert 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.

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.

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