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

Are Home Improvements Tax-Deductible?

Homeowners looking for ways to reduce their tax bill won’t be able to rely as much on home improvement deductions, in most cases. Home improvements... read more

BB&T Mortgage Review 2020

Branch Banking and Trust Company, known as BB&T for short, was originally founded in 1872 under the name Branch and Hadley. It was eventually renamed... read more

USAA Mortgage Review 2020

USAA, which is short for the United Services Automobile Association, was founded in 1922 by a group of U.S. Army officers who wished to insure... read more

Veterans First Mortgage Review 2020

Editor’s note: Parts of this article were reviewed by a lender to ensure accuracy prior to publication. The overall conclusions, recommendations and opinions are the... read more

Alterra Home Loans Mortgage Review 2020

Alterra Home Loans, a division of the Panorama Mortgage Group, was founded in 2006. Alterra Home Loans is 100% minority-owned and focuses on lending to... read more

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