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

Most Popular Metros for Gen Z Homebuyers

Though many Generation Zers — those born between 1997 and 2012 — are children or young teens, some older members are attending college, starting careers... read more

Rising Mortgage Rates Could Cost Some Homebuyers More Than $100,000 Over Lifetime of Loans

Since the start of the year, mortgage rates have risen dramatically. The record-low rates of 2021 are gone, with rates above 5% becoming standard. While... read more

Stalled Construction Projects Up 47% Nationwide Since Pre-Pandemic, Even As Home Constructions Rise

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an uneven impact on new home construction. On the one hand, strong housing demand has provided builders with plenty of... read more

Black Americans Own Disproportionately Small Share of Homes in 50 Largest U.S. Metros

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated racial income and wealth inequality in the U.S. — especially for Black Americans, who are already among the most... 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. So LendingTree wanted to mark the occasion by looking at... read more

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