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Notices of default jump 128 percent in Nevada

Lenders filed 1,037 notices of default to start foreclosure proceedings in July, up 128 percent from July 2013, RealtyTrac reported. It’s the highest number of starts since October, when the state’s Homeowners Bill of Rights took effect and put new restrictions on banks looking to foreclose.

New master-plan community underway in northwest

In another recovery milestone, a new master plan is set to get underway in northwest Las Vegas. Skye Canyon was scheduled to hold its groundbreaking on June 5, making it Southern Nevada’s first big, new residential development to get underway since the recession.