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

HAMP Has Expired — Here are Other Alternatives

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was designed to help homeowners who were struggling with their monthly mortgage payments by modifying the terms of their... read more

15- vs. 30-Year Mortgage: Which One is Right for You?

For many homebuyers, choosing between a 15- vs. 30-year mortgage is a key consideration. The most popular mortgage product is a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, according... read more

11 First-Time Homebuyer Programs and Loans

Buying your first home comes with challenges, which is why there’s a wide range of first-time homebuyer programs that can help make the transition to... read more

Mortgage Refinance Tips: 10 Steps to Success

A mortgage refinance allows you to replace your existing mortgage with a new one that has more favorable terms, such as a lower interest rate.... read more

Foreclosure Definition: Process and Timeline Explained

When you get a mortgage to buy your home, the new roof over your head becomes collateral for the loan you’re repaying. If your circumstances... read more

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