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

Full-Time Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Afford to Own or Rent in Any U.S. State

Though the federal minimum wage hasn’t increased since 2009, the topic has been hotly debated on the local and national level. Proponents of a higher... read more

Mobile Home Values Are Rising Nearly As Fast As Single-Family Home Values — Here’s Where They’re the Least, Most Expensive

Home prices are starting to come down in some parts of the U.S., but that doesn’t change that buying a single-family house remains steep. Because... read more

Nearly 1 Million Americans Fear They’ll Need to Leave Their Home Due to Foreclosure in the Near Future

With home prices still high and inflation hot, it can be difficult for households to afford necessary expenses. Because of this, some people are falling... read more

Small Populations and Big Costs: Towns With the Most $1 Million-Plus Homes

Home prices may seem as if they’re declining in some parts of the country, but that doesn’t change how dramatically they’ve risen over the past... read more

15-Year Mortgages Could Save Borrowers Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Over Lifetime of Loans, but Those Savings Come at a Cost

Though mortgage rates have fluctuated up and down over the past few months, they’re considerably higher than at the start of the year. Higher rates... read more

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