Women Are Listed as Primary Borrower on 32 Percent of Millennial Loans According to May Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker™ Data

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Interactive tool shows that of primary borrowers that are women, more
than 60 percent are single while only 38 percent are married

PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FHA loans continued to be popular amongst millennials according to the Ellie
Mae Millennial Tracker™
, a new interactive online tool on millennial
loan trends in the United States. May data from the Millennial Tracker
showed 37 percent of millennial loans closed in May were FHA loans,
staying steady from April. This is significantly more than the
overarching Origination Insight Report data for May that showed only 23
percent of loans were FHA loans. Ellie
Mae
® (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative
on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage
industry.

The top Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) by percentage of
millennial loans closed included Columbia, Mo., Jonesboro, Ark. and
Sioux Falls, S.D. These MSAs all saw 55 percent closed loans falling
within the millennial category. When sorted by population, top MSAs
included Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minn./Wis., St. Louis, Mo.
and Baltimore/Columbia/Towson, Md.

An online tool, which will be refreshed with new data the first week of
each month, the Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker provides access to
up-to-date demographic data about this new generation of homebuyers.
Searches can be tailored by borrower geography, age, gender, marital
status, FICO score and amortization type. The Ellie Mae Millennial
Tracker mines data from a robust sampling of approximately 75 percent of
all closed mortgages dating back to 2014 that were initiated on Ellie
Mae’s Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution
.
Given the size of this sample and Ellie Mae’s market share, it is a
strong proxy of millennial mortgage indicators across the country.

May data from the Millennial Tracker showed that women were listed as
the primary borrower on 32 percent of closed loans, holding steady from
March. When women were listed as the primary borrower, 38 percent were
married and 61 percent were single, a striking difference from men. When
men were listed as the primary borrower, 58 percent were married and 41
percent were single. The average primary FICO score for female loan
applicants was 723, down from 724 in March and the average age was 29.0,
holding steady for the third consecutive month. The average FICO score
for men remained steady at 724 and the average age was 29.2.

Conventional loans represented 60 percent of total millennial closed
loans in May, remaining steady from April. Loans took an average of 44
days to close, up from 43 days in April. The average FICO score for all
closed millennial loans was 722, up slightly from 721 in April.

“We are seeing a significant difference in marital status between male
primary borrowers and female primary borrowers,” said Joe Tyrrell,
executive vice president of corporate strategy at Ellie Mae. “When women
are listed as the primary borrower on a millennial loan, 61 percent of
them are single. Conversely, when men are listed as the primary borrower
on a millennial loan, only 41 percent of them are single.”

MILLENNIAL TRACKER HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAY 2016

           
Loan Type    

Percentage of Loan Type

    Average Primary FICO     Average Days to Close
Conventional     60%     747    

43

FHA     37%     690     43
 

The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker is a supplement to Ellie Mae’s monthly Origination
Insight Report
, which focuses on loans that closed in a specific
month and compares their characteristics to similar loans that closed
three and six months earlier. The Origination Insight Report will
continue to be released on the third Wednesday of each month.

For more information on the Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker, visit http://elliemae.com/millennial-tracker

About the Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker

The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker focuses on millennial mortgage
applications during specific time periods. Ellie Mae defines millennials
as applicants born between the years 1980 and 1999. New data is updated
on the first Monday of every month for two months prior.

The Millennial Tracker is a subset of our Origination Insight Report,
which details aggregated, anonymized data pulled from Ellie Mae’s
Encompass origination platform. Additional information regarding the
Origination Insight Report can be found at http://elliemae.com/resources/origination-insight-reports.
News organizations have the right to reuse this data, provided that
Ellie Mae, Inc., is credited as the source.

About Ellie Mae

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software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry.
Mortgage lenders of all sizes use Ellie Mae’s Encompass®
all-in-one mortgage management solution, Mavent Compliance Service, and
AllRegs research, reference and education resources to improve
compliance, loan quality and efficiency across the entire mortgage
lifecycle. Visit EllieMae.com or
call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.

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Ellie Mae, Inc.
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or
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