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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


It was one of the best banking experiences I think I ever had with a client. Phil and his team were on their game the whole time and gave us no reason to panic at the end. Most of the mortgage loans surprise you at the end of the process and settlements get delayed. Not this time!

- Ron T. (Realtor)

Tom, a huge thank you to you and your team for everything you have done for such a quick turn around. We are so very grateful and are looking forward to moving into our new home.

- Mark and Michelle

Jeanne was great – thorough, responsive, and took her time in explaining everything to a first time home buyer. Thanks for making the experience easy.

- Kurt M.

Mr. Bridges and his team were professional and always friendly when helping me with the process. I truly enjoyed my experience with First Heritage Mortgage.

- Nathan R.

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)

I had a great experience with Rob and his team. The loan process was seamless, and could not have been better. The team was professional, courteous, and very responsive. I would highly recommend the team to anyone. I will also use them in the future.

- Mohammed R.

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

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

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.

As first time home buyers, were very nervous about the process. Lee met with us and walked us through the process from the beginning. That education about the process and everything involved gave us the confidence we needed to shop for homes with our realtor. I can assure you I will always refer Lee if we have friends that need mortgage help. I wouldnt recommend anyone else.

- Mike D.

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.

Very efficient and friendly people to work with on our loan process.

- Janice M.

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

We just wanted to send you a short email to thank you for making our home buying smooth and easy. We appreciate everything that you did and if we know anyone looking to buy a home we will refer you. Thank you again so much.

- Anne and David E.

Mariel helped my husband feel at ease at first because she speaks Spanish. She was kind enough to meet with us after hours because my husband works long hours. She along with our realtor handled a last minute discrepancy and she even showed up to our closing with a small gift in hand. She goes the extra mile throughout the process.

- Kimberly E.

We LOVE our home. Your professionalism, punctuality and wealth of experience helped us make the right choice every time we have embarked on a new milestone. You are family. I wish we would have known you when we bought our first home in 2006; nonetheless, our recent home purchase was a success because of you. We are truly grateful and hope that you know how much we value your financial advice. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

- Cynthia and Frank

As a top producing real estate agent in Virginia I get approached weekly from every lending agency under the sun, trying to earn my business. I recommend and use David Bridges as my primary lender for 3 main reasons.
Honesty- David does not operate in gray areas. He is truthful and concise with every buyer. There is never a surprise at settlement!
Integrity- David operates at the highest levels of moral and professional ethics. He can be counted on to always choose the more difficult Right Path, than the easy wrong one.
Customer Service- When I put my clients in touch with David, I am always 100% confident that they will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism, and presented with the absolute best mortgage programs available.
David can Make Things Happen where others lenders fall short!

- Sid S. (Realtor)

From Jerry along with the rest of the team, we were consistently pleased with the service and responsiveness we received with our unique loan requirements. This was true from our opening meeting until our closing.

- Edward C.

As a retired Police Officer and someone who has purchased several homes, I was a little skeptical to refinance my second home and consolidate all my bills under one umbrella. After speaking with Jim and getting all questions answered, I can honestly tell you this was the smoothest loan process that I have ever been through. I will definitely refer anyone looking for a loan to Jim and First Heritage Mortgage. Thanks for taking good care of us!

- Lamont B.

You guys have been such a blessing. I know this journey hasn’t been easy but nevertheless it was tolerable. I would like to thank you all for not giving up and doing exactly what you said you would do from Day 1… and that was make sure I GOT MY KEYS!!!! To start my NEW BEGINNING. Thank you and in the process I feel we have gained family.

- Denise B.

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