Inside this issue
  Top 4 Issues REALTORS® Took to Capitol Hill  
  In preparation for their visits with congressional lawmakers May 16, members of the National Association of REALTORS®' Broker Involvement Council were given talking points during their meeting at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.

The four issues real estate pros delivered to members of Congress centered around: net neutrality, national flood insurance program, tax policy and equal access to housing opportunities. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act. A big component of NAR's mid-year conference, which was attended by more than 100 Nevada REALTORS members, featured activities commemorating the anniversary. 
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  Caution: Email Scam Claims to Be From NAR  

Several NAR members this week have reported receiving a suspicious email regarding updates to a member directory. The sender - claiming to be NAR - uses an address, and the message itself is riddled with random word capitalizations and misuse of the REALTOR® mark. It's also missing the association's logo as well as other identifying information - signs that the email did not come from NAR. 

Recipients of this email should not open it or respond in any way. Anyone who has opened it or entered any information or credentials should immediately change their passwords and other related passwords. Click here for more details including an excerpt of the email.



  Fleeing Silicon Valley for Nevada  

San Jose Mercury News: Report finds Bay Area residents leaving and looking for affordability 

The heart of the nation's tech sector, the astronomically expensive Santa Clara County, leads the state in residents looking to move out of town, a new report found. Using property searches and census data, analysts at found that a larger share of residents are leaving Santa Clara County - home to tech behemoths Google and Apple - than any other county in California. Nearby San Mateo County, where Facebook is headquartered, came in second, just ahead of Los Angeles County.

The Bay Area has long been a costly place to live, but a tight housing supply paired with an unprecedented economic boom pushed rents and real estate even further out of reach for all but the most affluent residents ... Instead of staying put, many Santa Clara County residents are decamping for Alameda, Sacramento, San Joaquin or Placer counties, looking at homes that are $509,000- $894,000 less than the Santa Clara median price of $1.28 million or leaving the state altogether and moving to Arizona, Nevada, Idaho or Texas for even better deals. Click here to read the full story.



  State Conference set for this week.  
  REALTORS® from across the state will be attending this week's Nevada REALTORS® State Conference. The event will be the first conference hosted by the state association in more than a decade.

The sold out conference, which is being offered free as a member benefit, is being held June 5-6 at the M Resort in Las Vegas. More than 500 REALTORS® have registered. Be sure to follow along on the Nevada REALTORS® Facebook page and here in eNews to follow along in the festivities and catch an event recap.