Welcome to Cornerstone First Financial

Cornerstone First Financial serves Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida for home refinance, home equity loans, purchase loans, and debt consolidation. We are the first answer for families and individuals seeking to make their lives better through home ownership and mortgage refinance. We provide a wide array of loan products and services, including first and second home mortgage and refinance, and we offer the most competitive interest rates and programs.

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Cornerstone First Financial featured on NBC. Learn more about how the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can offer support in the home buying and refinance process.

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Our Loan, Mortgage, and Lending Services Include:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps active duty, reservist, and veteran members of our military purchase a new primary residence, by guaranteeing a portion.

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For homeowners age 62+, a reverse mortgage allows you to access the equity in your home in the form of either income or a line of credit.

More about Reverse Mortgages ➞

Cornerstone First has loan program options for those with a low credit score or challenged credit. While most banks won’t, we can go to 580 on both VA and FHA loans.

More about Low Credit Score Programs ➞

On these common loans, the Federal Housing Administration provides mortgage insurance to protect lenders, making loans more available to potential homeowners.

More about FHA Purchase Loans ➞

Use the equity in your home to pay off debt at a much lower interest rate as part of a new (refinanced) mortgage.

More about Debt Consolidation ➞

Both the FHA and the VA offer special streamline refinancing programs:

FHA Streamline Refinance ➞
VA Streamline Refinance ➞


See the full list of loan and mortgage programs offered by Cornerstone First Financial.

Full List of Services ➞


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News & Updates from Mark Livingstone

Cornerstone Aims to Help Millennials with Mortgage Loan Services

Cornerstone First Financial is excited to announce their sponsorship with the Hey Frase Podcast in Washington D.C.  DCist named Hey Frase one of D.C.’s 11 Best Podcasts For Locals. Hey Frase features media personality Sarah Fraser and her friend Paul Wharton, weekly in the Nation’s Capital. Funny, enlightening, and pop-culture driven, the show aims to entertain…

Mortgage Update on the John Fredericks Show [March 2018]

ICYMI: Mark Livingstone, President and Owner of Cornerstone First on The John Fredericks Show. Mark Livingstone, President of Cornerstone First Financial and John Fredericks discuss the mortgage market, including rates, mortgage refinance opportunities, reverse mortgages and special VA mortgage loan programs on the John Fredericks Show. (more…)