Study: Mortgage apps from women less likely to be approved (Housing Wire)

A new study suggests joint mortgage applications are more likely to be approved if a man is listed first on the application, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Woodstock Institute, a housing policy group, conducted the study by analyzing 2010 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act fair lending data reported to the government.

The survey says home purchase applications with a woman listed as the primary borrower and a man as the co-borrower were 24% less likely to be approved. Woman-headed refinance applications also were 39% less likely to be approved.

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