The latest report from Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 33 percent of mortgaged residences in the tri-county area were considered “deeply underwater” in December 2013, the Miami Herald reported. The deeply underwater designation is for homes worth at least 25 percent less than their mortgages. South Florida ranked fifth nationally in the category.
Throughout the state, 34 percent of mortgaged residences were deeply underwater, putting it second behind Nevada. Florida also ranked second in the percentage of deeply underwater homes already in some stage of foreclosure at 61 percent. [Miami Herald] — Eric Kalis