Meet First Heritage Mortgage Get to know our team and discover what we can do for you. Our History Founded in 1996, First Heritage Mortgage was designed to be the premier source of mortgage financing in the Washington DC metro area. By working hard to prove ourselves on every loan, we have gained a reputation for our ability to provide innovative mortgage solutions, customized to the unique needs of each borrower. Helping Our Clients Since 1996 As one of the Washington DC area's largest privately-owned mortgage companies, First Heritage Mortgage is a direct lender, meaning we control every aspect of the mortgage process from start to finish. Our borrowers' loans are processed, underwritten, and closed in a local First Heritage Mortgage office. This translates to a speedy and accurate delivery of our services, removing much of the stress from the process.