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

What Is a Goodwill Adjustment?

When you miss a payment on one of your debts like a mortgage, your credit score can drop by as much as 110 points. But... read more

Can You Refinance a Home Equity Loan?

If you’ve had a home equity loan for a while and have noticed that interest rates have taken a dive since you first borrowed, you... read more

Nearly Half of Vacation Homeowners Feel Guilty About Low Usage

Owners of vacation homes intend to make good use of their property, but many haven’t had a chance to do so. In fact, more than... read more

More Than Two-Thirds of Homeowners Think Owning is Easier Than Renting

The American homeowning dream still has its appeal: The nation’s homeownership rate currently sits at 64.2%, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. However,... read more

Nearly 1 in 4 Millennial Homebuyers Want to Buy a Home Before They’re Married

Young adults are getting married later than previous generations. In 1980, the median age for men and women at their first marriage was 24.7 and... read more

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