We definitely aren't free like they were back in the day where you could ride your horse and wagon across the land till you found a piece you wanted to claim as your own! But we do own our houses.
If they are paid off, but most homes are owned by the bank. And the government puts a claim on it as well.
Occasionally the government does stuff that is unfair like forcing people to move so they can build a highway and what not.
They are doing it for private interests today, but citing benifit to the "community" as reason, but ignoring the rights of Americans.
And the environmentalists do belly ache over urban sprawl despite the fact that the US has tons of open space in the middle of the country. So that can be a headache for some individuals. But the government does let goofballs build their homes on beaches where they get washed away everytime there's a major storm. So there's definitely freedom to be stupid regarding where you live.
Well that sort of freedom is going away, when we get a government that tries to correct all the dumb things people do, we have a problem, just like today. We are talking controlled communities, that are being planned for us to live in. But no one asked us, they are just doing it.
What property rights would you like to have? Do you really want your neighborhood to not be zoned? Would you like a factory to locate across the street from you? Would you ike them to not build highways even after it takes 3 hours to get to work. What are you asking for?
I'd like a reduction in a many government "jobs" but today we are talking about a growing system based on "Third Way" that is by passing our normal form of government, methods like Regioning are used to bring new divisions and new strings of command out of the reach of we the people. This system is international in scope and very active in the USA today.