If you find a home you like but the taxes are too high ask the agent to find out when the last time the owner grieved his taxes. With prices having declined so much you may be able to have your assessment reduced thereby lowering the taxes. Do your due diligence with the help of your agent. You may have a diamond in the rough. Also you should consider a home that needs work. You will get a much better price and have the opportunity to add value over time.
Or, looked at a different way: About $15,000 in buying power difference for a purchase that might run (at least where I live) about $550,000. That's something to be aware of, naturally, but you've got plenty of tools to deal with that. Negotiate tougher. Look for bargains. Or just find something in your price range in the higher-taxing area, if that's where you ultimately decide to buy.
Don't make property taxes a litmus test of whether or not to buy.