East Baton Rogue Assessor's explanation on the Louisiana $75k homeowners exemption: http://www.ebrpa.org/General-Information
It's good to be familiar with the property taxes & homeowners insurance rates in the area as that'll also affect what one can qualify for, and there are quite a bit of other variables too.
A good rough estimate of what you can borrow is 3 times your yearly salary. So 3 x $34,000 = $102,000. So you can probably get a loan for $102,000. But if you have $25,000 down payment, then you can probably afford a $127,000 for a house or condo. Start looking, but wait another year to buy, prices are still declining. Good Luck
The best answer is that it depends...
1. How much the consumer debt payments are each month (credit cards, student loans, car loans, etc.), as someone with $800/mo in consumer debt payments isn't going to qualify for as much as someone with $100/mo in consumer debt payments
2. How much the monthly HOA/Condo fee is (these can vary quite a bit - have you checked online to see what the range of HOA/Condo fees are for the ones you are interested in?)
3. Credit scores