Lucas Whalen

Meet Lucas

Office - (913) 914-9194
Mobile - 816-405-3868
Fax - 913-303-5066
NMLS #913244

About Lucas Whalen

Advice for New Home Buyers

Buying a new home is both exciting and stressful! Having an experienced lender to guide you can make all the difference. Do not be afraid to ask questions


“Lucas is intelligent and helpful from day 1 when he got hold of us. We been dealing several loan officers since last October then found this guy in December. From then it was rollercoaster where he made sure that we will be alright and will find a house that we will love forever. He gave us the best rate in the market and everything went smoothly. 5 stars for him!”

—bala nagabhairava from from Decatur, GA

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Quick and easy process with Lucas.

“Lucas was quick, efficient and communized well. Home loan process was easy and effortless on my end. Lucas was quick, efficient and communized well. Home loan process was easy and effortless on my end.”

—A.D. from from Houston, TX

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Lucas kept our re-fi on track from start to finish

“Lucas was a total pro and the whole process could not have been easier. My wife and I didn’t even have to leave the house for the “wet signing”—a notary came to our house, which was convenient because we both work from home.”

—K Kessler from from Austin, TX

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Great service!

“Lucas was very helpful from start to finish with the purchase of our second home. I was relocating for work and right off the bat he mentioned a program that I wasn't aware of that pairs you with local agents both where your selling and where you will be buying. That was extremely helpful and I ended up getting paired with great agents on both ends of the deal! Whenever I had questions Lucas was quick to answer and get me what I needed. Would definitely recommend Lucas and NBKC to others looking to purchase a home.”

—Jacob from from La Center, WA

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Lucas is THE BEST

“I've closed 3 loans with Lucas. Every time he is thoughtful, diligent and GETS IT DONE. Always pushing to get the deal done and always taking my calls. There should be no one else you even consider working with.”

—david2817 from from Hobe Sound, FL

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A Definite Recommend

“Lucas was very helpful and made out loan seamless. He was responsive, professional and ensured that we got the best loan possible. I will definitely contact Lucas in the future for any of our mortgage loan needs.”

—kuehana1 from from Kapaau, HI

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I'm almost speechless at how well my refi was handled by Lucas

“I can't stress how pleasant of an experience I had working with Lucas at NBKC Bank. My first advice to anyone out there would be to definitely go with a Costco approved lender. But even among Costco lenders, NBKC and Lucas specifically, stood out like a Navy Seal among the military. I have had 2 refi's done on this house, and my father took on the process for the 1st one. This was my 1st experience handling the whole process. Lucas educated me every step of the way and told me the numbers he was processing. He educated me on every number that we were talking about. He spoke about the strategies he would take to get me a better rate and a bunch of money in my pockets at the end of the day. My credit score was on the poor side of things. Because of this, one lender was able to give me a good rate, but I mentioned to him that Lucas had a better rate/deal for me. He spoke with management, and they decided to not lower my rate due to my score. I don't blame them because they take on risks too. Lucas, however, was able to give me the lower rate and the best deal among them all. Another lender was not able to give me this deal, because even though the rate seemed attractive, there were a bunch closing costs and "points" <- This is something I learned this time around. The whole process is definitely more complex, so you need to make sure to asks questions and get them answered. Before going to Costco lenders, I spoke with an individual broker that completely messed things up for me. He promised me a low rate that I qualified for at the time (before the rate increases took effect). We talked about it over the phone, and I uploaded my documents an hour after we spoke. Then this individual disappeared and stopped answering my calls and emails. A week and a half later, he sends me an email saying that the rates had increased. I told him that I uploaded the documents an hour after speaking with him, and he says that he didn't get the documents, or any follow-up emails/voicemails I sent him. This got me pretty irritated, because it was pretty obvious that he was lying. Since then, I only trust Costco approved lenders and will not settle for any brokers or any other lenders/banks. NBKC and Lucas being the best among them. If you're trying to take advantage of these low rates before they change, definitely contact Lucas and get it done. I filled out a request on Costco on 1/19/2022, and my refi is closing tomorrow 2/3/2022. So, my rate is now significantly lower, and I get a bunch of money back. It can't get better than this. It's very important to be able to trust someone when you're doing this. People might try to mislead you to get you to lock in a rate with them, so transparency is key, and this is what Lucas@NBKC provided for me.”

—K.S. from from West Hills, CA

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Highly recommended

“I highly recommend working with Lucas. He was very professional and he made my mortgage process very easy. He certainly knew his business very well. Happy to work with him in future.”

—karanbir chauhan from from Kent, WA

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Great Loan Officer!

“Lucas was our loan officer for our new construction home. We could have went through our builders lender but they were not providing the best service. Lucas was extremely helpful and responsive. He listened and worked through a couple of issues we had but nothing major. Above all, we closed on time and with time to spare! Thank you Lucas and the team at NBKC for their help with our home purchase.”

—Tim from from Lake Elmo, MN

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WOW !!!!!!!!


—MARK KRISTEN JAHN from from Saint Petersburg, FL

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Get to know Lucas

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Find a reason to smile, positive vibes only!

What is your favorite sports team?

Kansas City Chiefs

What is something that people would be surprised if they knew about you?

I am surprisingly a good cook, well technically grill master.

What’s your alma mater?

School of Hard Knocks

What is on your bucket list?

I would like to go skydiving even though heights make my anxiety spike.

What aspect of your job are you most passionate about?

I am a numbers nerd. I absolutely love crunching the numbers and showing my clients how to maximize their savings to meet their financial goals.

Where did you grow up?

I was born in a small town in Illinois. My dad was an engineer for Amtrak, so we relocated to Blue Springs MO when I was just starting 1st grade.

What are some of your hobbies?

Boating, wakeboarding, grilling meats, paintball, travelling, cheer dad

Before working at NBKC, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I roofed houses for a Summer right after school. It was not so much unusual but definitely the hardest job I ever had.