Crissinda Ponder

Crissinda Ponder is a senior mortgage reporter who joined the LendingTree team in 2018. Her previous experience includes serving as a personal finance and education content editor at ABUV Media and a mortgage reporter/analyst at Bankrate. Crissinda graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.A. in journalism.

Articles by Crissinda Ponder

How Housing Discrimination Continues to Impact Marginalized Groups in the U.S.

As the U.S. housing market rebounds from a pandemic-related slowdown, there is still evidence of housing discrimination that continues to limit homeownership and rental opportunities... read more

How Long Are Home Equity Loan Terms?

Home equity loan terms can range from five to 30 years, depending on your lender. A home equity loan is a lump sum of cash... read more

What Is a 5/5 ARM and Should I Get One?

Choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) means that you’re able to enjoy a low, fixed interest rate for the first few years of your loan term,... read more

How to Get a HELOC on an Investment Property

Taking out a home equity line of credit (HELOC) on your main home can be challenging. It’s likely not any easier to get a HELOC... read more

Can You Get a Mortgage Refinance After Bankruptcy?

It’s possible to get a mortgage refinance after bankruptcy — there’s just a longer timeline involved. Bankruptcy helps consumers struggling with debt management by establishing... read more

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