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

LendingTree Survey: More Than Two-Thirds of Home Sellers Would Accept a Lower Offer Price Amid COVID-19 Crisis

A majority of home sellers are feeling the pressure to sell their homes despite the coronavirus outbreak. Nearly 70% of sellers are willing to accept... read more

How to Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio — the relationship between your monthly debt payments and gross monthly income — is one of the main factors lenders consider... read more

Despite COVID-19 Crisis, More Than Half of Homebuyers More Likely to Purchase a Home Soon

The coronavirus pandemic — coupled with historically low mortgage rates — is motivating a majority of homebuyers to purchase a home in the coming year,... read more

Nearly Half of Homeowners Are Moving to a New Home in the 2020’s

A major share of homeowners has a new home purchase in mind in the coming years. Another group of them plan to go back to... read more

Best Places to Recover from Divorce

Couples likely don’t go into marriage with the expectation of one day calling it quits, but it’s become a reality for millions of Americans. Divorce... read more

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