Crissinda Ponder

Crissinda Ponder is LendingTree’s mortgage managing editor who joined the team in 2018. Her previous experience includes serving as a senior mortgage writer at LendingTree, 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 Much are Home Equity Loan Closing Costs?

Home equity loan closing costs can range from 2% to 5% of your loan amount. A home equity loan allows you to borrow a lump... read more

What is FHA Mortgage Insurance and How Much Does It Cost?

FHA loans are backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Because FHA-approved lenders take... read more

Using a Home Equity Loan for Debt Consolidation

Borrowing against the equity you’ve built in your home is a major financial decision that includes a few risks, especially if you’re considering a home... read more

LendingTree Survey: More Than 1 in 4 Moms Have Homebuyer’s Remorse

We’re in the midst of the spring homebuying season, and many families might be ready to clean house and upgrade, according to a new LendingTree... read more

How Long Are Home Equity Loan Terms?

A home equity loan is a lump sum of cash paid to you and secured by your home. Depending on your lender, home equity loan... read more

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