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#11549553 - 04/18/16 12:18 AM Lake Fork property question.
Ranger205 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 637
Loc: Rowlett
Looking to retire to the lake and have heard that there were problems with regard to the county services and taxes around the lake. Please fill me in from first hand knowledge only. Thanks.
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#11549557 - 04/18/16 12:37 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
BarryH Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 514
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
(1) That's a pretty broad statement and request. Why don't you narrow it down to a/some specific questions.
(2) There are the better part of three counties involved: primarily Wood, some Rains and a little Hopkins. Any idea which you're considering?

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#11549612 - 04/18/16 06:27 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
Fork Man Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 107
Loc: Longview, TX.
I have a home on the lake in Wood County. Appraised values are very reasonable, significantly below market in my case. Water is via speciall utility district, electricity is Wood County Co-op and have trash pickup provider. Fire protection is Alba volunteer fire department. All services are as good as you will get in a metropolitan area.

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#11549629 - 04/18/16 06:45 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Fork Man]
Gamblinman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2306
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: Fork Man
I have a home on the lake in Wood County. Appraised values are very reasonable, significantly below market in my case. Water is via speciall utility district, electricity is Wood County Co-op and have trash pickup provider. Fire protection is Alba volunteer fire department. All services are as good as you will get in a metropolitan area.


I also agree. I live in Yantis. Been great. I have city water...they're making improvements to both water and sewage as I type. Wood County elec. co-op is great...much better than Oncor in this area. Yantis volunteer Fire Department do a fine job.

Gman
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#11549829 - 04/18/16 09:00 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
aneil Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 389
Call Evan O'Brien. (214) 642-6921

He can answer your questions!

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#11549904 - 04/18/16 09:34 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Fork Man]
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 10684
Loc: Plano,Texas
I had a waterfront home in Wood County. All services were very good and taxes were low.

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#11550016 - 04/18/16 10:24 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
Paul - Lake Fork Nights Offline
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Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 1191
Loc: Lake Fork, Tx
Have waterfront home on Fork..no problems
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#11550036 - 04/18/16 10:33 AM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
gene30 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 338
Loc: Irving/Emory, TX
Rains county waterfront home. City water, aerobic system, good roads, phone and electric great
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#11551577 - 04/18/16 11:00 PM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 1923
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
I live near Paul and have no problems. Actually I love it here. He and I are in Rains County.
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#11552723 - 04/19/16 02:20 PM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: Ranger205]
Ranger205 Offline
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Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 637
Loc: Rowlett
It seems I saw a post a few weeks back concerning either Raines or Wood county from several property owners with negative comments regarding one of the counties and steering potential buyers to the other. These comments were do to negative feelings towards the county not doing a great job vs the taxes and fees being collected in their opinion (and/or the difference in taxes between the two counties) if I remember the post correctly.....just can't locate the post. In all my travels to Fork over the years I've loved the area and surely the taxes must be a lot lower than the Metromess.
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#11552744 - 04/19/16 02:33 PM Re: Lake Fork property question. [Re: aneil]
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2170
Loc: Pot lickin your honey hole
Originally Posted By: aneil
Call Evan O'Brien. (214) 642-6921

He can answer your questions!
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