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

More Than Half a Million People Are Homeless in the US — Here’s Where Homelessness Is Most, Least Common

Though estimates are constantly in flux, the latest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data indicates nearly 580,000 people in the U.S. are... read more

Luck of the Irish? Across the 50 Largest US Metros, Those With Irish Ancestry Report Higher Homeownership Rates and Incomes Than the Overall Population

For centuries, people from Ireland have immigrated to the U.S. Today, those who report Irish ancestry make up one of the largest demographics 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

Black People Own Disproportionately Small Share of Homes in 50 Largest US Metros

Racial inequality is a major issue in the U.S., with people of different races facing varying socioeconomic outcomes based on their heritage or skin color.... read more

Most Popular Metros for Millennial Homebuyers, From the West Coast to the East Coast

Though it may sometimes seem as if millennials are destined to rent or live in their parents’ basements forever, they make up the largest share... read more

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