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The Week Ahead: Tracking Millennial Mortgage Applications

millennialThe Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker releasing this week will look at demographic and mortgage loan related data of millennial homebuyers. The tracker is an interactive online tool that mines data from a sampling of around 80 percent of all closed mortgages dating back to 2014 that were initiated on Ellie Mae’s Encompass solution. The tracker highlights millennial loan indicators across the U.S.

While the latest data will focus on mortgage trends for young Americans in June, the most recent findings for May revealed that purchase loans to millennial homebuyers increased steadily despite a rise in interest rates. It found that 89 percent of loans made to millennial borrowers were for new home purchases, up one percentage point from April 2018, and the highest percentage since May 2017.

Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:

  • Black Knight Mortgage Monitor, Monday, 12 a.m. ET
  • CoreLogic Loan Insights Report, Tuesday, 8 a.m. ET
  • Mr. Cooper Consumer Debt Study, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ET
  • MBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ET
  • Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday, 9 a.m. ET
  • Senate Banking Committee Hearing: An Overview of Credit Bureaus and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Thursday, 10 a.m. ET

Learn more about mortgage trends and hearings on CFPB:

Scrutinizing Reforms at CFPB

Is Home Affordability at Breaking Point?

What Declining Mortgage Rates Mean for Homebuyers

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and editor. A former Online Editor and currently a reporter for MReport, she is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.
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