I just read this post at pfblog regarding whether he can afford a $1M house in Seattle. He thinks that the Taxes and insurance for his million dollar home will be add $600 a month to his PITI payment.
Meanwhile I sit with a property in Cheektowaga NY with a property assessed at $163k and am paying $8k a year in taxes. Small wonder that it is difficult to sell.
Whatever dumb move you make financially, don't move to NY.