Lompico voters deny merger with the SLV Water District by 1 vote!

REVISION 3/4/15 One voter in Lompico was all it took to negate the merger with the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.    Whenever someone says that it doesn’t matter whether or not they vote, share this story – Lompico Water District will remain independent and will not merge – Measure N failed by 1 vote! Read…

LAPP – How to legalize home additions or improvements done without a permit in rural Santa Cruz County

Want to legalize home additions or improvements done without a permit in the San Lorenzo Valley? At an early January 2015 town hall meeting in Felton, Santa Cruz County Planning Department officials presented their new streamlined process for homeowners to address additions, modifications, and improvements that were done without permit in the rural areas of…

San Lorenzo Valley Home Prices and Trends – 2014

In 2014, the average Ben Lomond home price was $542,598 – up about 20% over 2013.    Much of this increase was because the top 2 most expensive homes sold in the San Lorenzo Valley were in Ben Lomond.    2 spectacular homes on acreage sold for $1,075,000 and $1.2 million.    The cheapest Ben Lomond home sold…