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My name is Luke Hargis, and I am a Licensed Loan ​Officer at United Mortgage Lending in the state of ​Michigan. Our company is licensed in 27 states across ​the country. My main goals are to educate, entertain, ​and get you into the home of your dreams! Apply ​below, book a Free Consultation, or continue reading ​to learn more!

Executive Loan Officer

Purchase Department

United Mortgage Lending

Company NMLS: 2220134

Individual NMLS: 2462987

"What do I get when I work with Loans By Luke?"


I take pride in educating my clients throughout ​the entire process. Buying a house can seem ​intimidating & overwhelming, but that's why I'm ​here! I want to help educate homebuyers on ​what we were never taught in school, and show ​that getting a mortgage doesn't have to be so ​stressful!

Buying a house is the largest financial decision ​99.9% of us will ever make. It is extremely ​important to understand what you're getting ​yourself into.

I am a Student of the Industry - I read about the ​market constantly, I take classes to continue to ​expand my knowledge, and I talk to as many ​industry veterans as I can. The more I learn, the ​more I can educate!


In this industry (and in life!) it is super important to be honest and transparent. I will never take a shot in the dark when it comes to your mortgage. If there is something that I don't know, I will search for the answer and let you know what I find - and look at that, we're both being educated!

I truly love developing and maintaining relationships with people, it's honestly my favorite part about this career! I can't do that if I don't earn your trust. I can't earn your trust or build any sort of credibility without being honest with you. Again, this is the largest financial decision you're ever going to make. That is why I want to make you as informed as possible, so you understand the long-term implications of the loan you're taking.


I want to let you in on a little secret about the ​mortgage industry: TIME KILLS DEALS. The ​longer we are in process, the more variables ​come into play. The industry average closing ​time is 45 days. Do you know how much can ​change in a month and a half? EVERYTHING. ​With me and United Mortgage Lending, our ​average close is 14 days - 3X quicker!

I want the keys in your hands as quickly and ​efficiently as possible. But how can I do this? I ​take my Pre-Approval process very seriously. I ​will verify Income, Assets, and Credit before you ​start placing offers. This way we know UP ​FRONT what you qualify for. This also means ​when we do find the perfect home, we already ​have the majority of what we'll need to get you ​those keys! The rest of our process is extremely ​streamlined, and you'll be kept in the loop the ​whole time.

What I Can Offer

I am a Wholesale Loan Officer at a Brokerage, meaning I have access to multiple lenders to ​ensure I can fit your specific needs. Every loan is different, and I have the tools to create a ​custom loan tailored to you! Beyond Conventional, FHA, & VA, I also have access to Bank ​Statement Loans, DSCR Loans, One Time Close New Constructions, Renovation Loans, & much ​more! United Mortgage Lending has saved countless deals that other companies were unable ​to originate.

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Conventional Loans typically look for higher credit and a larger down payment; however, the days of putting 20% are in the past. As a First Time Homebuyer, you can put as little as 3% down, meaning you can save a ton of money up front.

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FHA Loans are backed by the government, and insured by the Federal Housing Administration. These loans are more tailored to lower-income and lower-credit borrowers, and only require a 3.5% Down Payment. FHA is a great option for a buyer who does not qualify for Conventional Financing.

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VA Loans are guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and are available to active-duty service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses. Qualifying Veterans can take advantage of 100% financing, putting 0% down up front. Veterans deserve the best, and that's what we want to provide!

Who is Loans by Luke?

Before I work with someone, I want to know who they ​are, & I expect other people to do the same with me! ​So, who am I?

I've lived in White Lake, Michigan my entire life, & I ​don't plan on leaving Oakland Country any time ​soon. I graduated from Detroit Catholic Central in ​2016, & went on to play baseball at Jackson College ​for 2 years. There is no "official" record, but if you go ​to Jackson Baseball's archived stats, count up each ​pitchers wins, there will be one who has more than ​anyone else. Research it then let me know who it is!

After Jackson, I was lucky enough to continue ​playing at Grand Valley State University for 3 years ​while studying Finance & General Management. I ​quickly fell in love with Grand Rapids & Lake ​Michigan. The west side of the state is awesome!

At both schools, I had the honor of meeting & ​playing with some of my closest friends. Quick ​shoutout to all my old teammates!

After college & baseball I was really unsure of what I wanted to do. I knew I liked talking to people & ​developing relationships, but I still didn't know how I wanted to utilize my skills. Then a friend told me ​about United Wholesale Mortgage. I didn't know a thing about the industry, but a year & a half at the ​Number 1 Lender will teach you a thing or two! I learned a ton & enjoyed it so much, I knew I had to be on ​the other side working directly with the homebuyer.

I joined a brokerage, Meta Mortgage, in the beginning of 2023 & I haven't looked back! Helping new ​homebuyers better understand mortgages, then seeing their faces light up as they get the keys to their ​dream home is one of the most rewarding moments I've ever experienced. Fast forward to the end of ​2023 - our Team at Meta has since merged with a Top 100 Brokerage in the nation: United Mortgage ​Lending. The level of support, technology, & experience at UML has allowed our Team to take our ​production & process to the next level. I'm extremely grateful & beyond excited to do this for as long as I ​can!

I am also a massive fan of nature & our beautiful planet. I love being outside, camping, hiking, learning ​about wildlife, and donating to causes I believe in! Oh, and I have a YouTube :)

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How Do I Get Pre-Approved? Bonus Footage from Comerica!

Getting Pre-Approved is the first step to homeownership! In this video, I wanted to breakdown specifically what I do UP FRONT when I have a client looking for a Pre-Approval Letter.

Can I Afford a $300,000 House in Royal Oak, Michigan?

In this educational, live training video, I take a quick dive into the costs associated with purchasing a $300,000 home in the beautiful city of Royal Oak.

Check out my Reviews

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"Working with Luke was great. He was available 24/7 and really cared about finding me and my Fiancé a home. I would highly recommend reaching out if you are interested in a talented and genuine loan officer."

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Derek L.

August 18, 2023

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"Luke has the best customer service around. He was always available, explained and answered all of my questions, & was a pleasure to work with. He's kind, professional, personable & truly cares about his clients. He went above & beyond for me throughout the whole process and was even able to get me pre-approved for more than any other lender could. I highly recommend Luke for your mortgage needs!"

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Sami S.

August 21, 2023

Get in Touch!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me and what I do! I truly love this career, creating content, and continuing to improve with both. I appreciate any and all feedback, whether it's for my social media or my job as a Loan Officer so please, feel free to reach out at anytime :)

Thanks again, hope to hear from you soon!

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300 Galleria Officentre

Suite 101, Southfield

MI, 48034

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United Mortgage Lending

Company NMLS: 2220134

Individual NMLS: 2462987

Office Line: (248) 234-4477