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

Nearly Half of Americans Would Burst Their Budget for a ‘Lucky’ Home

Would you buy a home on Elm Street? Or pay extra for a home that had your lucky number attached to the mailbox out front?... read more

LendingTree Survey Reveals 41% of Americans Have Moved for Love, With Women More Likely to Regret It

Love can compel you to step outside of your comfort zone, even to the point of uprooting your life and getting a mortgage with your... read more

LendingTree Survey Reveals 6 Housing Predictions for 2021, From Higher Mortgage Rates to a Market Crash 

We’re settling into a new year with a new administration, led by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but many of the same... read more

Nearly Half of Americans Are Considering a Move to Reduce Living Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a mainstay for the better part of 2020, affecting nearly every aspect of daily life as we know it. Our... read more

LendingTree Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Americans Are Working From Home, With Men Likelier to Have a Dedicated Office

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the way Americans work, with more and more employees working from home if they have the privilege to do so.... read more

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