You might find this link helpful: http://www.suburbanrealtorsalliance.com/municipal/map.aspx
It will allow you to hover over any municipality and will take you to the website for that entity. You can check out the transfer tax, municipal services (garbage, etc.) and other helpful items. Of course, the most important factor for real estate purposes would be the quality of the school district. The same home in a good district will command a higher price (and will sell more easliy) than one in a poorer district.