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

Million-Dollar Markets: These Metros Have the Largest Share of Homes Valued at $1 Million-Plus

Though home prices have risen significantly over the past two years, paying $1 million or more for a house may still seem excessive to most... read more

Shopping Around for a Mortgage Can Save Borrowers $63,000+ Over Lifetime of Loan

Though rising mortgage rates have made homebuying considerably more expensive than at the start of the year, shopping around for a mortgage and comparing offers... read more

Homes in States With Highest Share of Same-Sex Couple Households Cost $116,000 More on Average

June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month. To commemorate the occasion, LendingTree has analyzed U.S. Census Bureau 2020 American Community Survey data to compare home prices in... read more

How the Federal Reserve Affects Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve doesn’t directly set mortgage rates, but it can influence them. For example, the Fed can buy or sell mortgage-backed securities — bond-like... read more

Foreign-Born Homeowners Are Less Likely to Live in Owner-Occupied Homes and More Likely to Be Housing Cost Burdened Than US-Born Peers

The U.S. has always been a nation of immigrants, and today tens of millions of people born outside the country reside here. The newest LendingTree... read more

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