Jacob Channel

Senior Economic Analyst

Jacob Channel is the 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 been featured in major publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, and CNBC and he has appeared as a guest on Cheddar TV and Yahoo Finance.

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

Jacob can be reached at [email protected]

Articles by Jacob Channel

Most Popular Reasons Why Homeowners In the Nation’s Largest Metros Are Considering a Refinance

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage refinances have boomed. Despite rising rates and a shrinking number of refinance applications in recent weeks, many... read more

Best Large Metros for Families with Children

Because home prices are still scorching hot across much of the U.S., finding a place to live can be challenging. This is especially true if... read more

Buying a Home Will Hurt Your Credit Score, but Data Shows It’ll Rebound Within a Year on Average

Taking out a mortgage is likely to lower your credit score, at least in the short term. How much your score drops depends on various... read more

Full-Time Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford to Own or Rent in Any U.S. State

Minimum wage debates aren’t new, but they’ve gained more attention as employers struggle to fill low-wage jobs and enhanced federal unemployment benefits come to an... read more

Average Down Payments on Homes Across 50 Largest U.S. Metros Top $46,000

While there are signs that the housing market is beginning to cool somewhat, home prices are still significantly higher in many parts of the U.S.... read more

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