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

Renting Is Usually Cheaper Than Owning, But Not Always — Here’s How They Compare in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metros

Finding a place to live can be challenging, and so can choosing between renting or buying a home. Renting might be the better option for... read more

More Than 10 Million People 65 and Older Have a Mortgage — Here’s Where They Make up the Largest Share of Homeowners

Mortgages are the largest debt held by Americans, which is why it’s often recommended that homeowners pay off their balances before retiring. That way, homeowners... read more

The States Where Home Values Have Grown the Most Relative to Incomes Amid the Pandemic

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, home values increased dramatically. But while incomes also rose, they didn’t do so at the same pace. To... read more

The States Homeowners Planned To Stay In — And Move To — In 2022

Rising mortgage rates and persistently steep prices are putting a damper on the previously hot U.S. housing market, causing it to slow significantly. Even so,... read more

Average Down Payments on Homes Across 50 Largest U.S. Metros Top $62,000

While there are signs that the housing market is beginning to cool, home prices are still significantly higher in many parts of the U.S. than... read more

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