underwater homes http://wuis.org en One-Third Of Illinois Homes "Underwater" http://wuis.org/post/one-third-illinois-homes-underwater <p>A new report says almost one-third of Illinois homes are ``deeply underwater'' meaning that they're worth at least 25 percent less than what's owed on the loans.&nbsp;</p><p>The report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac says that represents almost 775,000 Illinois homes. The report is based on data from December. &nbsp;</p><p>Only Nevada and Florida fare worse, with 38 percent and 34 percent of homes deeply underwater, respectively.&nbsp;</p><p>But the report has some good news.</p><p>Nationally, the percentage of deeply underwater homes is falling. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:41:48 +0000 Associated Press 16578 at http://wuis.org One-Third Of Illinois Homes "Underwater"