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Crowd Rallies Against Developer's Red Rock Plan

LAS VEGAS -- A crowd turned out for a town hall meeting on a prominent developer's proposal to build houses, shops and maybe even a school on a hill overlooking a popular conservation area outside Las Vegas.

Most of the 200 people at the Blue Diamond community center on Wednesday showed opposition to Jim Rhodes' effort to build on a 2,400-acre site across from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Many say they're upset Rhodes is resurrecting development plans for Blue Diamond Hill five years after his earlier proposal to build 5,500 homes on the former gypsum mining site fizzled.

Clark County commissioners are set to review Rhodes' new proposal April 21. Rhodes and the county are also locked in a lawsuit over density regulations in his earlier proposal.

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More Homeowners Falling Delinquent on Mortgages

LAS VEGAS -- The number of Southern Nevada homeowners delinquent on their mortgage payments has climbed steadily for the past several months. In some cases, it's people just willing to walk away from their homes, and in other cases, homeowners are holding out hope that they will get a loan modification.

In any given neighborhood, chances are good that a homeowner is the process of walking away from their mortgage. In the past, five months was typically the longest a homeowner could stay in their home until the bank would come knocking. But that is no longer the case.

Nick Nolf with The Nolf Group has been in the real estate business through the boom, the bust, and now the slow turn-around.