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

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

With home prices still hot across the U.S., many Americans may be considering alternatives to the traditional single-family home. Some may purchase a less expensive... read more

Homeowners Could Have Made Millions by Selling Their Homes for Bitcoin

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, home prices have grown significantly across much of the U.S. But homes aren’t the only assets that have... read more

The States Homeowners Have Moved to — and Stayed in — During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The housing market has boomed throughout the coronavirus crisis. Millions of houses have been bought and sold, and home prices have skyrocketed across much of... read more

Nearly 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 owned by many Americans, which is why it’s often recommended that homeowners pay off their balances before they retire. That... read more

Most Popular Reasons Why Homeowners In the Nation’s Largest Metros Are Considering a Refinance

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage refinances have boomed. Despite rising rates and a shrinking number of refinance applications in recent weeks, many... read more

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