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So in short, it should give you an idea, but you can't depend on it 100%.
But let me just say, in general, that the tax rates should be a relatively minor concern especially if they are "similar areas" with, likely, generally similar tax rates.
Example: Let's say you're looking at $200,000 houses. One has a tax rate of $1 per $100 assessed value. Another has a tax rate 10% higher--$1.10 per $100 of assessed value. The tax on the first house will be $2,000 a year, or $167 a month. The tax on the second one will be $2,200 a year, or $183 a month. You're talking about a difference of $16 a month. That's the equivalent of one Happy Meal a week at McDonald's.
People really get hung up on finding the areas with the lowest tax rates, when the dollar amount really isn't much different.
Remember, too, that you generally get what you pay for. More revenue from real estate taxes may mean better schools, more police, or better-maintained roads. Now, I'm not an advocate for sky-high taxes. But--again, in "similar areas" especially--you do get what you pay for.
Hope that helps.