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

Half of Americans Would Choose This Over Paying Down Debt

We surveyed Americans about their dream home, and learned about some key generational differences -- and similarities. We also asked what respondents would give up... read more

Should You Hold an Open House When Selling Your Home?

Can an open house translate into more money in your pocket when you sell your home? It depends on who you ask. Data from real... read more

6 in 10 Consumers Think Now Is a Good Time to Buy a Home  

Homebuying season is underway — and demand is strong. Perhaps encouraged by lower mortgage interest rates, a large number of people who would like to... read more

Buying A Fixer-Upper: What Loans Are Available?

If you’ve always dreamed of knocking down walls and bringing a distressed home to life just like your favorite HGTV stars, buying a fixer-upper property... read more

Can You Lower Your Mortgage Rate Without Refinancing?

Mortgage rates are looking more attractive this year — and that means that mortgage refinancing activity is likely to heat up. At the end of... read more

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