Jacob Channel

Senior Economic Analyst

Jacob Channel is a Senior Economic Analyst for LendingTree where he conducts studies on a wide variety of subjects related to the U.S. housing market as well as provides general macroeconomic analysis.

Jacob joined LendingTree in 2018 as an intern before moving into his current position. His work has appeared in major publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, and CNBC.

He earned his BA and MA in Economics from the New School and is based out of New York City.

Articles by Jacob Channel

A Single Home in San Jose or More Than Half a Dozen in Buffalo? How Home Prices in the Silicon Valley Capital Compare to the Rest of the Country

While tales of high housing costs in the San Jose, Calif., metropolitan area are nothing new, it can still be difficult to put into perspective... read more

LendingTree Ranks Best Metros for First-Time Homebuyers

With home prices skyrocketing, housing markets across the country are highly competitive. This can be challenging for would-be homebuyers, especially first-timers who are generally less... read more

LendingTree Mortgage Offers Report — June 2021

Wondering how much you might save by shopping around for a mortgage? Here’s the latest data from LendingTree. June 2021 highlights Historical Mortgage Rate Competition... read more

LendingTree Finds the Metros Where Homeowners Most Recently Moved

The moving process can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming, so many homeowners choose to live in the same place long term. But with the housing... read more