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

15-Year Mortgage Refinance Rates: Should You Refinance in 2021?

If you’ve taken a look at 15-year mortgage refinance rates recently, you may be tempted to replace your existing loan right away. A refinance to... read more

How to Buy a Foreclosed Home

Foreclosed homes are repossessed by lenders after homeowners fail to make mortgage payments and default on their loans. Buying this type of property can save... read more

Using Home Equity for a Down Payment on a Second Home

Once you build a significant amount of equity in your home, you can tap it for virtually any purpose, including another real estate purchase. But... read more

How Much Should You Put Down on a House?

Your down payment is a lump sum of cash you’ll pay upfront when buying a home. Choosing how much to put down on a house... read more

8 Tax Benefits of Buying a Home in 2021

You may not realize there are several tax benefits of buying a home, if homeownership is on your goal list. Two major incentives are the... read more

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