Crissinda Ponder

Managing Editor

  • Expertise: Mortgages, homebuying, housing market, personal finance
  • Education: University of Georgia


Crissinda Ponder is the mortgage managing editor at LendingTree, where she develops and maintains a range of content related to residential mortgage lending and the homebuying process. Prior to her current role, she served as a senior mortgage writer at LendingTree.

Her background includes serving as a content editor — focused on personal finance and higher education content — with ABUV Media (,, and as both a mortgage reporter/analyst and insurance reporter/analyst for She has also served as a contributing writer for, producing content for the site’s mortgage, insurance and savings verticals.

Crissinda earned her B.A. degree in journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Articles by Crissinda Ponder

8 Tax Benefits of Buying a Home in 2022

If becoming a homeowner is on your goal list, you’ll be pleased to know there are several tax benefits of buying a home. These include... read more

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction: What’s Deductible in 2022?

Homeownership comes with several perks, including the ability to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage. The home mortgage interest deduction allows you to... read more

Nearly a Third of Home Sellers Admit to Hidden Camera Use During Showings

Homebuyers have been facing fierce competition and rising prices in many housing markets across the country, and that can make getting to the closing table... read more

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

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