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

As Pricey as a Big City: Home Values in America’s Most Expensive Towns

The town-and-country lifestyle is often depicted as simple, idyllic and inexpensive compared to big-city living — especially when it comes to housing costs. But is... read more

Pushing Down on Me, Pressing Down on You: States Where People Feel Under Pressure to Move

Though moving on your terms can be rewarding, feeling pressure to leave your home can be stressful and difficult. This is especially true in today’s... read more

Americans Are Sitting on Tens of Trillions of Dollars of Home Equity — Here’s Where Homeowners Are Offered the Largest and Smallest Home Equity Loans

American homeowners are sitting on $28.7 trillion of home equity. That’s significant, even if the amount has fallen from a record $31.8 trillion in the... read more

Mortgage Statistics: 2023

Demand was incredibly strong through 2020 and 2021 as record-low mortgage rates and high personal savings helped create a homebuying frenzy. But times have changed... read more

On the Move: Nearly 3 in 10 Homeowners and Renters Across the Nation’s Largest Metros Moved in 2019 or Later

Moving can be a challenge, regardless of whether you own or rent a home. This is especially true in today’s economy, where hot inflation and... read more

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