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

Survey: More Than Half of Millennials Receive Down Payment Help

As home prices continue their upward climb, many homebuyers are finding they need financial support to achieve their homeownership goals. That’s according to a new... read more

Pros and Cons of 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

Nearly Two-Thirds of Homebuyers Would Go Over Budget for Their Dream Home

Amid historically low mortgage rates and a limited number of affordable homes for sale, buyer competition is heating up. The pressure is forcing many potential... read more

Nearly a Third of Home Sellers’ Top Stressor is Buying, Selling at the Same Time

For many home sellers, the most anxiety-inducing part of the home-selling process is trying to simultaneously sell their current place while buying their next dream... read more

More Than Half of Mortgage Borrowers Lost Income Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus cases have spiked again, and millions of Americans continue to experience the economic fallout of the pandemic. To gauge sentiments around payment obligations during... read more

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