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Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - November 23, 2012

Home Front for Nov. 23:

SEASONAL CAMELLIAS ... Camellia expert Yuri Panchul will give a free illustrated talk on Sasanqua Camellias, which are now in season, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at the Veterans' Memorial Building, 1435 Madison Ave., Redwood City. The program is sponsored by the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society. Information: http://camelliasfpcs.org.

MAKE A WREATH ... Christine Hopkins will teach how to make permanent "Christmas Wreaths" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. A variety of materials will be provided. Cost is $39 for nonresidents, $30 for residents, plus a $20 materials fee due to the instructor in class. Information: 650-330-2200 or www.menlopark.org

RENTS ARE UP ... Average asking rents in complexes with 50 or more units are universally higher in Palo Alto and nearby communities during third quarter, according to RealFacts, which tracks rental trends. Here's how it plays out:

City

3Q2012 rent

1 year change

Palo Alto

1 bd 1bth - $2,417

2 bd 1 bth - $2.420

5.9%

10.1%

Menlo Park

1 bd 1bth - $2,593

2 bd 1 bth - $2.786

12.1%

14.2%

Mountain View

1 bd 1bth - $1,897

2 bd 1 bth - $2.180

11.8%

13.7%

East Palo Alto

1 bd 1bth - $1,130

2 bd 1 bth - $1,300

14.1%

23.6%

KUDOS TO MOMPRENEUR ... Palo Alto resident Lori Krolik, a professional organizer and productivity specialist who runs More Time For You, was named one of the Top 25 Mompreneurs on SkinnyScoop, a social-networking site. Korlik has offered de-cluttering assistance, organizing and productivity coaching for individuals and small businesses for 17 years, while raising two children. Information: www.moretimeforyou.net

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