F & M Bank Corp. Announces Record Quarterly Earnings & Reaches $1 Billion In Assets In First Quarter 2021

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F & M Bank Corp. Announces Record Quarterly Earnings & Reaches $1 Billion In Assets In First Quarter 2021

Contact: Carrie Comer, EVP/Chief Financial Officer, (540) 896-1705 or ccomer@fmbankva.com

TIMBERVILLE, VA—April 26, 2021—F & M Bank Corp. (OTCQX: FMBM), parent company of Farmers & Merchants Bank today reported net income available to common shareholders of $3.8 million and diluted earnings per common share of $1.11 for the first quarter ending March 31, 2021.

Record Quarterly Earnings

The bank is reporting record quarterly earnings in the first quarter of 2021 of $3.8 million while continuing to position the company for success over the long term.  F&M Bank continues to strengthen its solid financial position with historic levels of liquidity and historically strong capital base as we grew to over $1 Billion in Assets.

With continued strong asset quality metrics and improved optimism for economic recovery due to COVID-19 vaccines and government stimulus, we believe that credit losses will not be as high as initially anticipated and that loan growth will continue to improve.  Coupled with the significant growth in our client base over the past year, we remain optimistic that F&M Bank is well positioned to deliver profitable growth and continue to build long term value for our shareholders,” said Mark Hanna, president and chief executive officer.

Non-Interest Income

Noninterest income increased to $3.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 from $3.2 million in the prior quarter and $2.4 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2020.  Growth is primarily driven by continued high volumes of mortgage originations, growth in our wealth management division, and title division.  Volumes in these areas more than offset the decreases in deposit service charges.

Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) & CARES Act

During 2021, the Company processed 280 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that totaled $20.2 million; PPP loans processed during 2020 and 2021 YTD totaled 997 loans for $83.4 million. In addition to an insignificant amount of PPP loan payoffs, the Company has processed a total of $46.4 million of forgiveness on 560 loans program to date resulting in a remaining balance of PPP loans of $37.0 million. The Company is continuing to accept PPP applications, and processing applications for forgiveness.

In addition, we have granted 35 individual loan deferrals in 2021, for a total of 1,266 deferrals since COVID began. As of March 31, 2021, 52 loans remain in deferral with a balance of $11.8 million or 1.7% of total loans.

Waynesboro Branch Opening & Branch Lobbies Reopen

The bank is set to open a new branch in the Waynesboro market on April 26, 2021.  This will expand our presence in Augusta County to serve the community’s financial needs with our full suite of branch services.  Branch lobbies at all our locations were reopened to the public on April 12, 2021.  We will continue to assess our procedures to maintain the safety of our customers, employees, and community as we move forward.

Selected financial highlights for the quarter include:

  • Quarterly net income of $3.8 million
  • Net interest margin of 3.44%.
  • Total deposits increased $44.2 million and $183.4 million, respectively for the quarter and for the trailing 12 months as the bank continues to grow our composition of DDA accounts and decrease balances of Time Deposits.
  • Total loans increased $12.8 million for the trailing 12 months (excluding PPP loans).
  • Nonperforming assets decreased to 0.57% of total assets at the end of the quarter from 0.68% on 12/31/20 and .66% on 3/31/20.
  • Negative Provision for Loan Losses of $725,000
  • Allowance for loan losses totaled 1.46% of loans held for investment (1.54% excluding PPP loans).

Mark Hanna, President, commented “We are pleased with first quarter earnings of $3.8 million.  Our mortgage and title companies, continue to see volumes in excess of expectations which drives noninterest income growth.  Our net interest margin of 3.44% shows a historical decline but remains strong especially given the changes in our balance sheet and the current rate environment.  Net interest income reflected a 4% increase over March 31, 2020.  F&M’s liquidity has increased significantly over the last four quarters and we are implementing strategic solutions to leverage these assets including deploying $64.2 million into the investment portfolio since year end 2020.  Despite the current low-rate environment, these strategies should augment our net interest margin in the future.” 

Mr. Hanna stated, “Nonperforming assets have continued to improve, decreasing $754 thousand since year end 2020.  We feel these efforts put F&M in a strong position to leverage a more optimistic economic forecast while seeking opportunities for continued growth in the communities we serve.”

On April 21, 2021 our Board of Directors declared a first quarter dividend of $.26 per share to common shareholders. Based on our most recent trade price of $28.19 per share this constitutes a 3.69% yield on an annualized basis. The dividend will be paid on May 31, 2021, to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2021.”

F & M Bank Corp. is an independent, locally-owned, financial holding company, offering a full range of financial services, through its subsidiary, Farmers & Merchants Bank’s eleven banking offices in Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page and Augusta Counties, Virginia. The Bank also provides additional services through a loan production office located in Penn Laird, VA and through its subsidiaries, F&M Mortgage and VSTitle, both of which are located in Harrisonburg, VA.  Additional information may be found by contacting us on the internet at www.fmbankva.com or by calling (540) 896-1705.

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal securities laws, which may involve significant risks and uncertainties. These statements address issues that involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, and actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates, general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory policies, and a variety of other matters. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers should consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update these statements following the date of this press release.

F & M Bank Corp. Key Statistics

2021 2020    
Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Net Income (000’s)  $3,801  $2,766  $2,207  $2,626  $1,189
Net Income available to Common  $3,736  $2,700  $2,142  $2,560  $1,123
Earnings per common share – basic  $1.17  $0.84  $0.67  $ 0.80  $0.35
Earnings per common share – diluted
Return on Average Assets 1.56% 1.12% 0.88% 1.17% 0.58%
Return on Average Equity 15.96% 11.75% 9.44% 11.50% 5.23%
Dividend Payout Ratio excluding Special Dividend 22.22% 30.95% 38.81% 32.50% 74.29%
Net Interest Margin 3.44% 3.81% 3.60% 3.75% 3.97%
Yield on Average Earning Assets 3.92% 4.77% 4.31% 4.52% 4.88%
Yield on Average Interest Bearing Liabilities 0.70% 1.33% 0.99% 1.09% 1.27%
Net Interest Spread 3.22% 3.44% 3.32% 3.43% 3.61%
Provision for Loan Losses (000’s)  $(725)  $-  $1,000  $ 800  $1,500
Net Charge-offs  $45  $ 351  $208  $203  $453
Net Charge-offs as a % of Loans 0.03% 0.21% 0.12% 0.12% 0.30%
Non-Performing Loans (000’s)  $  5,783  $6,537  $4,254  $4,465  $4,168
Non-Performing Loans to Total Assets 0.57% 0.68% 0.42% 0.45% 0.50%
Non-Performing Assets (000’s)  $5,783  $6,537  $ 4,420  $5,625  $5,504
Non-Performing Assets to Assets 0.57% 0.68% 0.44% 0.57% 0.66%
Efficiency Ratio 68.00% 69.10% 65.35% 65.33% 70.51%

 

(1)   The net interest margin is calculated by dividing tax equivalent net interest income by total average earning assets. Tax equivalent interest income is calculated by grossing up interest income for the amounts that are nontaxable (i.e. municipal securities and loan income) then subtracting interest expense. The tax rate utilized is 21%. The Company’s net interest margin is a common measure used by the financial service industry to determine how profitable earning assets are funded. Because the Company earns nontaxable interest income from municipal loans and securities, net interest income for the ratio is calculated on a tax equivalent basis as described above.

(2)   The efficiency ratio is not a measurement under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The efficiency ratio is a common measure used by the financial service industry to determine operating efficiency. It is calculated by dividing non-interest expense by the sum of tax equivalent net interest income and non-interest income excluding gains and losses on the investments portfolio and Other Real Estate Owned. The Company calculates this ratio in order to evaluate how efficiently it utilizes its operating structure to create income. An increase in the ratio from period to period indicates the Company is losing a greater percentage of its income to expenses.

           

F & M Bank Corp.  Financial Highlights

 

 

For Three Months Ended March 31,
INCOME STATEMENT Unaudited 2021 Audited 2020
Interest and Dividend Income $8,746,348 $9,110,585
Interest Expense 1,068,509 1,706,084
  Net Interest Income 7,677,839 7,404,501
Non-Interest IncomeProvision for Loan Losses

Other Non-Interest Expenses

3,355,044(725,000)

7,685,337

2,428,5181,500,000

7,119,604

  Income Before Income Taxes 4,072,546 1,213,415
Provision for Income TaxesLess Minority Interest (income)/loss 271,294  (38,371) (62,429)
Net Income $3,801,252   $1,189,357
Dividend on preferred stock 65.448   65,873
Net Income available to common shareholders $3.735.804   $1,123,494
Average Common Shares Outstanding 3,205,074   3,204,084
Net Income Per Common ShareDividends Declared  1.17.26  .35.26
BALANCE SHEET Unaudited March  31, 2021  Audited March 31, 2020
Cash and Due from Banks $12,088,442 $8,528,494
Interest Bearing Bank Deposits 1,541,581 1,645,590
Federal Funds Sold  90,099,000  78,944,000
Loans Held for SaleLoans Held for Investment 15,922,810659,373,490 60,765,429609,585,135
  Less Allowance for Loan Losses (9,704,286)  (9,437,359)
  Net Loans Held for Investment  649,669,204  600,147,776
Securities 182,091,328 19,838,180
Other Assets   58,817,489    57,597,524
    Total Assets $1,010,229,854   $828,466,993
Deposits $862,751,952 $679,310,203
Long Term Debt 32,158,578 42,089,286
Other Liabilities 17,791,953 15,633,317
  Total Liabilities 912,702,483 737,032,806
Preferred Stock 4,558,298 4,591,623
Common Equity 92,969,073 86,842,564
Stockholders’ Equity 97,527,371 91,434,187
    Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $1,010,229,854 $828,466,993
Book Value Per Common Share $28.99   $27.20
Tangible Book Value Per Common Share $29.33   $26.05
     

Source: F & M Bank Corp.

Contact: Carrie Comer EVP/Chief Financial Officer, (540) 896-1705 or ccomer@fmbankva.com

F&M Bank Opens New Location in Waynesboro, VA

Pictured above: 2020 Calendar Photo entry submitted by Makeba Robinson

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: F&M Bank Opens New Location in Waynesboro, VA

TIMBERVILLE, VA—April 23, 2021— F&M Bank, a locally owned independent community bank headquartered in Rockingham County is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Waynesboro, VA on Monday, April 26, 2021. The full-service branch located at 2701 West Main Street expands the $1 billion community bank’s presence to four banking offices in the Augusta County market and 12 offices serving the greater Shenandoah Valley.

“The F&M Bank team is delighted to grow into the vibrant City of Waynesboro – a thriving, local economy,” said Mark Hanna, President & CEO. “With this growth, we remain focused on serving the Shenandoah Valley and contiguous markets as an independent bank for the long-term. The decision to expand into Waynesboro supports our strategic initiative of organic expansion in core markets to better serve the banking needs of our communities.”

In January 2021, F&M Bank entered into an agreement with Carter Bankshares, Inc. to acquire the branch, and associated client relationships, which recently received regulatory approvals. The Company also welcomes two Carter Bank & Trust employees, Lisa Shiflet and Breanna Rodgers to the F&M Bank family.

Mr. Hanna is available for further comment. Please contact Holly Thorne at marketing@fmbankva.com, (540) 217-6409

Carolyn Burnett joins Commercial Banking Team

F&M Bank’s executive leadership is pleased to welcome Carolyn Burnett to its growing commercial team. Carolyn joins F&M Bank as Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager with a focus in Augusta County.

Carolyn Burnett

Carolyn brings a strong background to F&M with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University and over 14 years’ experience managing commercial banking relationships. In her role at F&M, Carolyn looks forward to working with business managers to understand their needs and help them to achieve their financial goals.” In her spare time, Carolyn serves on the board of directors for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and on the loan advisory committee for the Community Investment Collaborative. She is also an active supporter and volunteer for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.

F&M Bank’s President and CEO, Mark Hanna commented, “As an experienced commercial banker serving the Valley market, Carolyn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. We are excited to welcome her to our Augusta County team.”

5-Star F&M Bank: A Trusted Community Bank

April 2021: F&M Bank, Timberville, Virginia has been awarded the highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability from the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Earning this 5-Star rating is proof that F&M Bank excels in such areas as capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.

Bauer Five Star Rating

“This is indeed reflective of F&M Bank’s dedication and commitment, not only to its customers, but to the entire community”, reflects Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Community banks, like F&M Bank, have been on the front lines doing what is necessary to help their neighbors and friends. This is the type of devotion you will only find in a community bank.”

Established in 1908, F&M Bank has been a trusted ally of the communities it serves for 113 years. Rest assured, 5-Star rated F&M Bank’s personnel are eager to serve: at the branch, by phone and online at fmbankva.com.

F&M Bank: “Your 5-Star Community Bank”            

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John Sargent joins Commercial Banking Team

F&M Bank’s executive leadership is pleased to welcome John Sargent to its growing commercial team in Winchester/Frederick County.

For Immediate Release | April 16, 2021 | Timberville, VA ‐‐ F&M Bank’s executive leadership is pleased to welcome John Sargent to its growing commercial team. John joins F&M Bank as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager with a focus in Winchester and Frederick County.

John Sargent

John brings a strong background to F&M with over 14 years’ experience in the banking industry, the last eight focused in commercial banking. John graduated from Sherando High School and Longwood University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, and a minor in psychology.

In his new role at F&M, John looks forward to being a trusted advisor and friend to local business owners in his community. “I enjoy supporting, educating, and advising business partners on the best way for them to see their business grow financially.  Establishing relationships with business owners is my top priority and I look forward to growing and supporting the Winchester Community.”

In his spare time, John participates as a member of New Life Christian Church in Winchester and volunteers as a coach for Frederick County National Little League.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to F&M Bank team,” said Mark Hanna, President & CEO. “The greater Winchester area is vibrant, boasting a thriving, local economy and is contiguous to our Shenandoah County footprint. As a Commercial Relationship Manager, John brings a wealth of knowledge to this role and we look forward to his continued success as part of the F&M family.”

 

About F&M Bank

F&M Bank (FMBM) proudly remains the only publicly traded organization based in Rockingham County, VA, and since 1908, has served the Shenandoah Valley with full-service branches and a wide variety of financial services including home loans through F&M Mortgage and real estate settlement services and title insurance through VSTitle. Both individuals and businesses find the organization’s local decision-making, and up-to-date technology provide the kind of responsive, knowledgeable, and reliable service that only a progressive community bank can. F&M Bank has grown to $1 billion in assets with more than 175 full and part-time employees. Its conservative approach to finances and sound investments, along with excellent customer service, has made F&M Bank profitable and continues to pave the way for a bright future.

For more information, please contact Holly Thorne, (540) 217-6409, marketing@fmbankva.com.

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Building vs. Buying a Home in the Shenandoah Valley

One of the most exciting times in your life can be moving into a new home. You have saved for your down payment and are ready to begin the decision-making process, but now you may have new questions arising. Should I be building or buying my house? How likely is it for me to find my ideal home in today’s housing market? Houses in the Shenandoah Valley tend to be available for only a short time before they are bought, so it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. This guide will help outline the differences between building and buying your house, along with insights from experts on the F&M Mortgage team to help you find your dream home.

Buying a House in Virginia

The residential real estate market in the Shenandoah Valley today moves quickly, with many homes being sold before buyers get the chance to plan and decide.

Advantages of Buying a Home

Some home seekers may want to purchase a home that is already finished and ready to occupy due to their desired timeline for moving in. Buying an existing home can meet this need, along with other advantages. Buying an existing home opens the possibility for price negotiation, depending on the seller and overall market conditions.

 

Buying a home tends to be a straightforward process, typically requiring a standard mortgage. However, those looking to buy may learn that closing on an already built home in today’s market is not as easy as it may seem.

 

Disadvantages of Buying a Home

Buying a house is an important financial decision, so many home seekers may find themselves wanting to find their dream home on the market rather than settling for anything less. Compromising for other options may even impact your enthusiasm for moving entirely.

 

The residential real estate market in the Shenandoah Valley today moves quickly, with many homes being sold before buyers get the chance to plan and decide. Thankfully, building your new home is a viable option for those who are having trouble finding what they’re looking for on the market.

 

Building a House in Virginia

Having a newly built home can save you unnecessary expenses and stress from unexpected maintenance costs for malfunctioning appliances, HVAC systems, and roofing.

Advantages of Building your Home

When building your home, you have more flexibility and decision-making influence over the design of your house, down to the little details. This includes the floorplan, cabinets, and paint being aligned with your vision on the day you move in. Also, while those buying an existing house can often run into unexpected maintenance costs soon after they close, having a newly built home will afford you being under warranty for years to come. This includes new appliances, HVAC systems, and roofing. This can help put you at ease without having to worry about additional costs soon after making the financial decision of relocating in the first place.

 

Disadvantages of Building your Home

While building your home is a great alternative to those struggling to find the right existing home on the market today, it may not be the right fit for everyone. Depending on where you are moving from, you may need to be paying for two homes at once until you are able to sell your previous house. It is also important to consider where you will be living throughout the building process and the related expenses. Construction Loans have their differences among other types of mortgages, so we asked our lending team to provide their expertise below.

 

Ask An Expert!

Construction Loan Q&A with Mortgage Advisors and Contractors

Looking for answers to frequently asked questions about construction loans and the home building process? We reached out to contractors and our mortgage advisors to be your resource. You can review the following insights from our team to learn more:

 

How has the pandemic impacted the construction process?

We have been experiencing an extended lead time on materials due to manufacturing delays. Many plants have been forced to reduce capacity based on various state laws. When COVID hits a plant, they may even shut down for two weeks, all of this on top of increased demand. We have also seen price increases coming more frequently since the onset of the pandemic.

 

In the early stages of the pandemic, many homeowners started DIY projects like deck additions/replacements or outdoor playhouse construction. This led to a huge spike in pricing for pressure treated lumber. At the same time, the low housing inventory in the Shenandoah Valley drove an increase in new home construction. Some items have become hard to find, or the lead time is 4 times as long pre-COVID. Currently, this is the market condition with no real end in sight.

 

Questions for a Contractor

J.M. Snell II, Valley Renovators

What should I consider when deciding to hire a builder?

I believe the most important part of deciding on a builder is relationship. It is the largest purchase most people will ever make, and building a home is an extensive process. The ability to converse openly without fear of embarrassment is critical. Start with doing your own research and finish with an interview.

 

What are my responsibilities during the construction process?

It starts with a complete understanding of the contract details and progresses to regular, onsite review with a particular focus at key milestones. For example, completion of framing, completion of rough-ins, and obviously final walkthrough inspection. Regularly review your contract documents.

 

Do you recommend purchasing a house plan online or working directly with an architect?

If you find a plan online from a reputable source that is perfect as drawn, it will be the less expensive route. If the plan you find online isn’t quite right, you are better off doing a design with an architect or builder that offers design build.

 

Do all decisions need to be finalized before construction begins?

No, BUT realize that changes often result in additional work and expense. The more you can finalize your selections for the original contract, the better. Do your homework by shopping and educating yourself about key concepts that will save money over the life of the home. For example, insulation levels above code requirements, SEER rating on heating/cooling equipment, hot water recirc with insulated pipes, gray water systems, etc.

 

On average, how long does the construction process take?

Pre-contract negotiation can easily be a month without design time, and the permit process is generally a month. From permitted to completion without changes can be at minimum a 23-week schedule.

 

Questions for a Contractor

Gary Crummett, Gary Crummett & Sons, LLC

What should I consider when deciding to hire a builder?

You should find a builder who builds to the level of quality that you expect. Different builders build to different quality levels. The best way to find a builder is by word of mouth. Ask your neighbors and friends for recommendations. You will find that one or two names are consistently mentioned. Also, keep in mind that the better builders are busy, so you should plan ahead to allow them to make time for your home in their schedule.

 

What are my responsibilities during the construction process?

Homeowners should try to make decisions in a timely manner to not impede progress. It is also important that the homeowner convey their vision and expectations to the contractor before the work is done.

 

Do you recommend purchasing a house plan online or working directly with an architect?

I recommend beginning the process by looking at plans online. This is less expensive provided you can find one that meets your needs and style. Your builder should be able to make minor changes to the plan. However, if you are unable to find a plan you like, you will need to have plans custom drawn by a local draftsperson.

 

Do all decisions need to be finalized before construction begins?

Major decisions should be finalized before construction begins. Items that a homeowner selects, such as floor coverings, light fixtures, etc., do not have to be final before construction begins, but those decisions need to be made in a timely manner to not delay the progress. Even with the goal of making all decisions upfront, it is realistic to expect that a few changes will occur along the way. Be sure you address how changes will be handled with the builder.

 

On average, how long does the construction process take?

Construction of a new home can take 7 to 9 months to complete.

 

Questions for an Advisor

Lisa Wisner, Mortgage Advisor

What is the difference between construction loans and other home loans?

A construction loan is any loan that provides for turning raw land into a completed home. This term encompasses site-built homes as well as manufactured and modular homes. Your initial construction loan is an interest-only mortgage loan, whereby you make monthly payments of only interest, based on the amount that has been paid out to the builder at the time of billing. At completion of construction, F&M Mortgage will update the credit, income, and asset documents to refinance the interest-only mortgage into a final 30-year fixed mortgage.

 

On at traditional purchase loan, the home is ready for you to move in as soon as closing occurs. The processing and underwriting of construction or traditional purchase loans is the same.

 

Does my lot need to be paid off to apply for a construction loan?

 Our construction loan can roll the payoff of the land loan (or the purchase of the land) into the construction loan closing. Any down payment made on the land is credited toward the down payment required on the construction loan, provided the value of the land itself exceeds the amount owed.  Additional down payment requirements may apply, based on borrower qualification.

 

When in the process is a down payment required for a construction loan?

Down payment is due at or before closing on the construction loan, which occurs prior to any work beginning on the project.

 

At what point should I consider a construction loan during my home search?

You can investigate both construction and traditional purchase simultaneously as you are looking for your perfect home. The decision to go with construction over traditional purchase is a personal decision and is impacted by your timeline for getting from your current living situation into your new permanent home. I would recommend investigating both loan scenarios initially, so you can gather all the information you need to make informed decisions.

 

How has the pandemic impacted construction lending?

We have seen a significant increase in the cost of building materials, timelines for appraisals and title work, and factory backlogs for modular and manufactured homes due to increased demand and occasional labor shortages as a result of the pandemic. F&M Mortgage is committed to keeping you informed and providing proper expectations during the approval process. We work diligently to keep you moving forward as quickly as possible.

 

Questions for An Advisor

Veronica Amato, Mortgage Advisor

When in the process is a down payment required for a construction loan?

When the construction loan is closed, your down payment is required, unless the land has enough equity to be accounted for down payment.

 

At what point should I consider a construction loan during my home search?

When your realtor recommends that what you are looking for is not going to be available.

Contact F&M Mortgage

F&M Mortgage works with builders and home buyers directly to ensure a seamless and user-friendly construction loan process, helping you and your clients build dreams into reality. From Harrisonburg to Staunton and across Augusta, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties, F&M Mortgage and F&M Bank are your local home construction lenders, offering construction loans for as little as 5% down. Learn more or apply now for your new construction loan!

Flexible lending options from a team of local lenders familiar with your community make F&M Mortgage the ideal lender for your home loans. In-house decision making simplifies the process and competitive rates get you the most for your money. Get started now!

Are you a first-time home buyer? Check out our guide for Virginia!