Should You Buy a House Now or Wait?

Should You Buy a House Now or Wait?

Even during the best economic times, it can be hard to feel fully confident in being ready to buy your first home. There’s a lot to consider. You want to make sure you have enough saved up for a down…
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First Heritage Mortgage Opens New Branch in Augusta, Georgia

First Heritage Mortgage Opens New Branch in Augusta, Georgia AUGUSTA, Ga. ­­– First Heritage Mortgage continues to grow its lending footprint in Georgia with a new office in Augusta (Branch NMLS ID #2429919). The Georgia market is part of FHM’s growth strategy…
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How Does the September Fed Rate Increase Impact Mortgages?

This is an updated version of our article How Does the Fed Rate Increase Affect Mortgages? Originally published in May 2022. In August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index measured year-over-year inflation at 8.3%. The…
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How a Recession Affects the Housing Market

Inflation has been in the news and on the minds of just about everyone throughout the past year. Now there’s a new concern emerging – the possibility of a recession. For some, the term recession evokes concern. You may be…
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First Heritage Mortgage Opens Second Branch in Charlottesville, Virginia

First Heritage Mortgage Opens Second Branch in Charlottesville, Virginia New Downtown Mall Office Opens to Better Serve Growing Needs of Customers in the Charlottesville Region FAIRFAX, Va. – First Heritage Mortgage, LLC (FHM), a leading independent mortgage lender, has announced…
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FHM Ranked A 2022 Top Workplace in Washington Post

FAIRFAX, Va. – First Heritage Mortgage (FHM) was named one of The Washington Post’s 2022 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Post bases its rankings on employee surveys gathered through an anonymous third-party survey that measures several…
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How Does the Fed Rate Increase Affect Mortgages?

At the end of April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index measured year-over-year inflation at 8.5%. The Consumer Price Index is a calculation that tracks how much the average cost of consumer items changes over…
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First Heritage Mortgage Appoints Otway Wallace EVP, Southeast Regional Manager

CHARLESTON, S.C. – First Heritage Mortgage, LLC (FHM) today announced that it has appointed Otway Wallace to the role of Executive Vice President, Southeast Regional Manager. With extensive mortgage industry experience spanning more than three decades, Wallace brings valuable leadership…
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4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Every year on Earth Day, most of the planet takes a moment to reflect on our shared ecosystem and what we can do to improve it. It’s also known for being a day of action. There are plenty of ways…
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How Does the Fed Rate Hike Affect Homebuyers?

Earlier this month, Federal Reserve officials increased the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent, marking their first rate hike since 2018. You might be wondering why they would do this amid high inflation and rising gas prices. Increasing interest rates…
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