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First Home Mortgage at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees

First Home Mortgage was once again a proud silver sponsor of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s annual Festival of Trees, for our sixth consecutive year! Our donated tree (pictured), was decorated and named “A Little Sparkle in the Season”. The Festival of Trees was first held in 1990 and has been an annual Baltimore tradition for… Read More

Tom Draper Named BAAR Affiliate of the Year

The Bay Area Association of Realtors has named First Home Mortgage’s own Tom Draper as the 2019 Affiliate of the Year! This association represents Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Caroline counties. Tracy Cohee Hodges, First Home Mortgage VP/Area Manager, Eastern Shore Lending, stated “Affiliate of the Year is achieved by serving the real estate community above… Read More

Scotsman Guide Names First Home Mortgage Top Mortgage Lender 2018

Bothell, Washington — Scotsman Guide congratulates First Home Mortgage for ranking on Scotsman Guide’s seventh annual Top Mortgage Lenders rankings. First Home was ranked #37 for Top Overall Volume. This is the seventh year that Scotsman Guide has compiled rankings for Top Mortgage Lenders, and the seventh year First Home has made the Top Lenders… Read More

Scotsman Guide Top Originators of 2018

The Scotsman Guide has released their tenth annual Top Originator rankings for 2018. This guide provides the most comprehensive, intensely verified list of the top-producing mortgage professionals of the nation. The rankings include not only the originators who are closing the most dollar volume and the most loans, but also the leaders in niche areas,… Read More

Top Loan Originators in the Country 2018- Mortgage Executive Magazine

Once again, Mortgage Executive Magazine compiled a list of the Nations Top 1% of Mortgage Originators. To be eligible for such an achievement, each Loan Originator was required to produce a minimum of $30 million in 2018. These leading mortgage professionals continually dedicated their time and energy and worked extremely hard to make sure their clients received… Read More

Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Announced for 2019

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019. Starting January 1, 2019, in most of the U.S., the maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018. FHFA’s house price index… Read More

Wire Fraud on the Rise

E-mail hacking and wire fraud schemes are on the rise in the mortgage industry. In the past few years, homebuyers have been schemed into losing thousands of their hard-earned dollars, and unfortunately, a lot of that money has not been recovered. So what exactly is wire fraud? It’s a crime in which a person (hacker)… Read More

Ocean City Has Been Awarded the "Best Of"

Coastal Style Magazine, a publication that celebrates the luxury lifestyle of the Mid-Atlantic region, just announced the winners of their annual “Best Of” Awards, and our Ocean City branch has taken top honors this year! This was the 6th Annual “Best Of” Awards, and the winners were chosen exclusively by Coastal Style readers through an… Read More

First Home Named Top Mortgage Lender

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for Mortgage Originators, has released its 6th annual Top Mortgage Lenders. First Home Mortgage has been ranked 44th in Top Overall Volume in the nation. Since 2012, Scotsman Guide has been a platform for the nation’s best performing mortgage companies to showcase their success. The publication releases rankings based on… Read More

First Home Mortgage Recognized as the Best for 2018

The results are in! Ask a Lender recently released their most comprehensive rankings of the Best Mortgage Lenders in the nation in several categories, including Best Mortgage Lenders, Best First-Time Homebuyer Lenders, Best FHA Mortgage Lenders, among several other categories.  Many of First Home Mortgage’s Loan Officers have been recognized as the best in each of… Read More