Jacob Channel

Senior Economist

Jacob Channel is the Senior Economist 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

Rising Mortgage Rates Could Cost Homebuyers Average of Nearly $44,000 Over Lifetime of Loans

Mortgage rates rose dramatically in 2022, with the average rate on a 30-year, fixed mortgage doubling between January and December. Rates haven’t grown nearly as... read more

Nearly 18 Million Owner-Occupied Homes in US Are Housing Cost-Burdened, Including 43% of Those Headed by Single Moms

It’s no secret that owning a home can be expensive. While some homeowners can comfortably manage their housing costs, others are housing cost-burdened and can’t.... read more

Average Monthly Payment on New Mortgage in US Tops $2,300 — See How Your State Compares

Though mortgage rates have fluctuated over the past several months, they’re still relatively steep, especially compared to record lows during the height of the COVID-19... read more

Diamonds in the Rough? Best Hidden Gem Metros for Homeownership

There are hundreds of metros in the U.S., but the 50 with the largest populations — including places like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago... read more

Metros Where People Pay the Lowest, Highest Property Taxes

With the federal income tax filing deadline quickly approaching, taxes are on many people’s minds. LendingTree wanted to mark the occasion by looking at a... read more

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