Minerals continue to impact property values

By BARBARA GREEN

As the energy industry continues to struggle in north Texas, its position continues to be a primary factor in property values for 2017.
When the preliminary property values were released last April, predictions of 50 percent decline were on the mark as overall values dropped by 46.84 percent. The final certified values changed somewhat, but overall county values still fell nearly 15 percent.
The 2017 preliminary values were released Monday with five of the 14 taxing entities in the county seeing significant declines in their preliminary values.
Montague County values were relatively stable with less than a one-percent increase.

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