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Mortgage & Home Loan Programs

Conventional Loan Program

A Conventional mortgage loan is not insured by the government unlike a FHA, VA or USDA loan and typically meet the lending guidelines that have been set by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Most Conventional loan programs allow you to purchase, refinance or renovate single-family homes, warrantable condos, planned unit developments (PUD), and 1-4 family residences. It can also be used to finance a primary residence, second home or investment property. The most common Conventional mortgage loans are fixed rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgage loans.



FHA Loan Program

An FHA mortgage loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), operating under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The FHA loan program can be used for the purpose of purchasing, refinancing, or renovating a property. Unlike other loan programs, gift funds can contribute to the down payment. Tidewater Home Funding has approved delegated underwriting authority with FHA.



VA Loan Program

Military service members and Veterans have unique mortgage needs. A VA loan is a mortgage loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is available to most U.S. service members. Already have a VA loan? Contact our team – you may be eligible for a VA Streamline Refinance. Tidewater Home Funding has approved delegated underwriting authority with VA.



USDA Loan Program

No Down Payment Required. The USDA program allows buyers to purchase homes for 100% of the appraised value of the property. The difference between appraisal and purchase price are to be used toward closing costs.

No Monthly Mortgage Insurance. The USDA program does not have high cost monthly mortgage insurance for borrowing 100%. Instead, USDA charges a “Guarantee Fee” of 3.5% of the loan amount, which can be added back into your loan amount.

Competitive 30-Yr Fixed rates. The USDA program is a 30-yr fixed rate program. Payments are PITI (principal, interest, taxes and insurance) and are very competitive with the current market.

Flexible Credit Guidelines. USDA takes very seriously the home-buying initiative. There is no minimum credit score for the program; however, there is a flexible credit criteria.

Homebuyer Eligibility. This is not just a program for first-time homebuyers. It is for anyone purchasing a primary residence when the property qualifies and income level is eligible. USDA also allows you to own another property and use this purchase program.

Refinancing Available. Refinance USDA loans to USDA loans at 30 year-fixed rate loans.

Other financing alternatives are available.

*Requirements include, but are not limited to: Household income must not exceed the adjusted income limit for the area. Must be a citizen, permanent resident, or qualified alien.

Renovation (203K) Loan Programs

A FHA 203(K) renovation loan is a government loan program backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and are offered in 2 different loan types to best fit your renovation needs including the Standard 203(K) loan and the Limited 203(K) loan.

A Standard 203(K) loan is intended for homes needing major renovations, structural repairs or other changes exceeding $35,000 versus a Limited 203(K) loan is intended for simple, non-structural repairs and renovations up to $35,000.

The Fannie Mae HomeStyle® renovation loan can be used for a primary or secondary home or investment property. It allows for the financing of basic renovations and luxury items including swimming pools, detached garages and gazebos.

The Freddie Mac CHOICERenovation loan can also be used for the financing of basic renovations and luxury items including swimming pools, detached garages and gazebos. Pool projects consisting of only pool installation, decking and/or any fencing or netting immediately surrounding the pool may be eligible for reduced documentation.



Jumbo Loan Program

A Jumbo mortgage loan is for loan amounts above the conforming loan limit and is not eligible to be purchased, securitized, or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Jumbo loan programs are generally offered as 15-year and 30-year Fixed-Rate Mortgages or as competitive Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) loan products with full documentation, alternate documentation, and limited documentation. 



Reverse Mortgage Loan Program

A Reverse mortgage loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and is part of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. A Reverse mortgage is only available to homeowners who have built up considerable home equity are 62+ years old. Proceeds of the loan may be taken in monthly payments, a lump sum, left on a line of credit or a combination of these methods. If you remain in your home, you are not required to make monthly payments on a reverse mortgage. Taxes, insurance, homeowner association dues, and other assessments must be kept current by the homeowner, but nothing is due on the reverse mortgage until the last borrower permanently leaves the home. 



Virginia Housing Loan Program

VHDA offers a variety of home loan options designed to meet the needs of Virginia's homebuyers.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

We care what our customers think of us and so should you. We are partners in your business and your success is ours.

Gee came recommended from my real estate agent and I'm glad I reached out. Tidewater was able to provide a loan that was far and away the best available, nearly a full point lower than the best rate from one of the major national lenders at the time. Gee and her team were knowledgeable and professional every step of the way. I was also impressed at how prompt they were in communication. This made navigating a few interesting situations that arose during my purchase much easier.
If I find myself in the market for another loan in the area, I will absolutely be reaching out to Gee again.


Working with Michelle Phillips was easy because she has great communication and knowledgeable on everything. All around 5 stars

Ilia Walker-Randall

I had an exceptional experience from the meet and greet to closing.


Jennifer was friendly and informative throughout our Mortgage process. She is the BEST!

Allen B

Let Jennifer handle everything.

Scott P

Everything went well. My husband and I’s experience was fantastic. Jennifer was super helpful and explained everything to us that we didn’t understand. She made the process so easy and quick. I never felt confused or didn’t understand anything. Jennifer was always quick to explain
everything and break it down for us. I don’t think we could have made it through the process of buying our home without her!

James and Tracy

Everything was great.

Dalton and Eleanor

It was perfect.


The team I was working with were amazing and so Knowledgeable. If they didn’t know the answer they were quick to find it. I would
definitely recommend Jennifer to anyone that is looking to purchase a home especially first time homebuyers because I didn’t know
what I was doing and she got me through every step of the way. Thank you so much for being there.


Thank you very much for a smooth and seamless transition. It was great working with you and your staff. Thanks for outstanding
customer service.


Michelle Phillips was very hands on from the beginning to the end. This was our second house we bought with her assistance and both times they were stress free. Whenever I had a question and reached out to her she was quick to respond. The whole office is full of hard friendly workers. In my opinion they’re the best.

Mark Skyles

I was able to ask all of my questions and if I was to forget an answer my loan officer was more than willing to answer them again. I
never had to worry about if something was wrong, and directions were clear through the whole process. I had a wonderful experience overall.

R. Lewis

We are so happy we chose Farmers Bank Home Mortgage to do our refinance. We were very fortunate that we had the opportunity to
work with Jennifer Simpson, who is an amazing loan officer. She went above and beyond every step of the way right up to closing
day. Thank you!


Jennifer was the absolute BEST when it came to ALL parts of the mortgage process. As a young, first time home buyer, I had a lot of
questions and uncertainties. Every question I had, she was able to answer. We had a few obstacles to overcome, but Jennifer was
quick to react and never let me stress over it. I have and will continue to refer my friends and family to Jennifer for any future needs.
She is THE BEST!!!


My experience was great! Jennifer was very professional and very helpful from start to finish.


I refinanced my house with Jen then I got qualified to buy my dream beach house and I bought it and couldn’t be any happier with Jen
she was awesome and I will definitely recommend her all day everyday

H. M.

Very satisfied. Jennifer was on point, fast and worked hard to give me the best loan.


Everything was great. We loved working with Jennifer. Jennifer was the absolute sweetest. She was always there to answer any questions and never felt like we were bugging her. She made sure we fully understood everything.

Mike and Brooke

Excellent experience honestly. From my first interaction with Jennifer I was treated with respect and was given any information I requested. I was running late on a few documents and Jennifer didn't once get negative or lose her patience. I appreciate the amount of time and respect Farmers and Jennifer gives to it's customers.

S. Sellers

Jennifer made everything nice and smooth. Looking forward to doing more business with Jennifer and send her all the business I can.


Jennifer Simpson was excellent! I have already started referring friends. She was great to work with. She was very knowledgeable and guided me through the entire
process. I would highly recommend Farmers Bank!

T, Smith

Jennifer was amazing! She truly made us feel like we were her main priority and our success was her utmost priority. Loved working with her

C and J

Working with Jennifer Simpson thru Farmers Bank has been a great experience. She was always available and was there to answer my 1,000 questions I had. She was very eager to be sure we closed even with all the limitations due to the virus. I would definitely recommend her and Farmers Bank Home Mortgage to anyone. Can not thank her enough!


Paul Branch and Farmers Bank took great care of me and quickly found a loan and great rate to meet my needs. They were very personable and easy to work with. Best home loan experience I've ever had!

Lauren S

I highly recommend Farmers Bank Home Mortgage. Jennifer Simpson made my home refinance process as simple as possible from start to finish. She kept me updated every step of the way. Thank you, Jennifer for an excellent experience.

Lisa S

After shopping around for a mortgage lender, I decided to go with Farmers Bank Home Mortgage because of Jennifer's exceptional customer service. I truly felt like I was working with a friend that had my best interests in mind

Daniel T

Jennifer made me feel like she cared about helping. I had gone with another company at first. They were promising low rates and no fees. At the nd of their process all the promises disappeared and the fees were triple what Farmers Bank Home Mortgage was.

William E

She goes above and beyond for all of her clients! The best there is!!

Shea J

Paul was absolutely great to work with. He was extremely Clear, thorough and patient as he guided us through the process. He was also very timely and worked hard to make sure everything was ready to go before closing. Thank You so much.


She is a very hard working young lady!! I can't think of anyone else I would choose to handle my next mortgage loan!!! She has been in the mortgage business for many years and has attained a vast knowledge which will benefit anyone needing her assistance!

Gale B

Deb Olmstead at Tidewater Home Funding is prompt, professional, and personable. She went out of her way to make sure everything was as
smooth as silk.


Closing went awesome and smooth as can be.. Thank you so much for the basket of goodies.. Between you guys and Martha we were spoiled.. Just got water n power on and believe it or not half of the house is packed and moved to the new house already..  We were very blessed to have had you as our loan officer and doesn't hurt that you have an awesome staff like Linda  and all..  Thank you thank you so much again Paul for being so patient and considerate you have made our dreams of being home owners true.

Mrs. W

Good experience. Enjoyed working with Paul.

J. Foshee

We first applied for a loan at our financial institution. The experience with them was horrible, we felt like we were nobody to them. So down the road we went. Found Paul Branch as a recommendation from a friend. Our lives changed. Paul sat down and explained everything to us like he was a very good friend. Huh? We were not used to this considering what we just had experienced. When we had a question and left a message he promptly called us back. To our surprise Paul helped us get the very best interest rate, better than our bank!! If I know anyone looking for a loan I know who to send them to. HAD TO DO IT!

Barbara H.

Contact Our Team

Reach out to our team of local mortgage loan officers and take the initial step towards homeownership. Our team is ready to assist you throughout the process, offering you the necessary information and guidance to help you make informed decisions for your unique needs. Don't delay any longer - contact our team today.

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