Crissinda Ponder

Crissinda Ponder is a mortgage reporter who joined the LendingTree team in 2018. Her previous experience includes serving as a personal finance and education content editor at ABUV Media and a mortgage reporter/analyst at Bankrate. Crissinda graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.A. in journalism.

Articles by Crissinda Ponder

How to Buy a Foreclosed Home in 2020

Although foreclosures aren’t as common today as they were a decade ago, it’s still possible to find foreclosed homes in your local housing market. A... read more

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

The best time to buy a house is during the winter season, according to a recent analysis. While it can be useful to nail down... read more

Downsizing a Home? Here Are 7 Tips to Get You Started

Whether you’re a newly minted empty nester or you’re tired of maintaining a larger home, transitioning to a smaller home might make sense. But after... read more

203(k) Loan: How FHA’s Rehab Loan Works

Buying a fixer-upper can be intimidating, but at a time when home prices are rising, it may be the only way for some homebuyers to... read more

What Does Being ‘Under Contract’ Mean?

What does it mean when a house is under contract? Generally speaking, once you make an offer on a home you want to buy, there... read more

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